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    Explore 9-Update reports failed-but it's there.

    April 23 - there was a series of Windows Updates, among them was an update to Explorer 9. After the installs, the report showed Explorer 9 failed. I opened Explorer and it was updated. I checked its version and it was, indeed, version 9. So what is causing this report to show 'failed'? Should I be concerned?
    What would 'you' do?
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    Barbie,

    Is this what you see when you check the About Internet Explorer link here:

    AboutIE9.jpg


    IE9RTM.jpg

    If so you do indeed have the RTM version of IE 9. Try IE 9 for a while, you may find you like it. It beats the tail off FF and is about the same as Chrome in speed.
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    Yes, tedshemyers, that is exactly what I see. Why then does the update say "failed"? Should I be concerned or just ignore it.
    I have played around a bit with the new Explorer to see what it has to offer. I will 'test drive' it for a bit.
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    I have had no problem printing using the new IE9 but then I am using an HP printer, not Cannon.

    As for this 'Failed' update, that is a bit troublesome. If I get a "failed" notice on other updates how am I to be assured that it is not a false notice?
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    If you get a failed update then Windows Update will want to try to install it again. What is the KB number it is trying to install?

    While it is unlikely that it is a false notice your local update data could be corrupt. You could consider Windows Update reset.

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    Joe, I have not gotten any notices from the updates trying to re-install this IE 9. Perhaps I should then use this Windows Update reset? Any draw-backs to that? Will I lose my history on updates?
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    I would think if IE seems to be working properly, and you do not get any further notices to install IE 9 then it probably is fine. It is hard to say what might have caused the install failure notice. I would keep an eye on it and continue to test IE 9. I believe you will like it.
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