IE9 For XP - Why doesn't Internet Explorer 9 work on WIndows XP?

WHY DOESNT IE9 WORK ON XP I REALLY WANT IT ON XP CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL MICROSOFT TO MAKE A VERSION FOR WINDOWS XP please?!
 

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Last updated July 14, 2019 Views 625,371 Applies to:
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Hello Everyone,

 

Thank you all for the comments/discussions regarding Internet Explorer 9 compatibility with Windows XP.

 

Internet Explorer 9 utilizes much of graphics and performance sub-layers that were introduced with Windows Vista and carried forward to Windows 7. Hence Windows XP does not support Internet Explorer 9. We’ll need a minimum of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 RTM as the operating system to be able to use Internet Explorer 9.

 

As previously stated in this thread Internet Explorer 9 uses Direct2D for Hardware Acceleration:

 

Internet Explorer 9 uses the DirectX family of Windows application programming interfaces (APIs) to enable several advances for web developers. We have moved all graphics and text rendering from the CPU to the graphics card by using Direct2D and DirectWrite. Graphics hardware acceleration means that rich, graphically intensive sites can render faster on Windows while using less CPU power. Plus, you can take advantage of these changes automatically while you author sites with the same standards you are used to.

Source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/ff468705

 

Direct2D: “Run-time requirements

·         Windows 7 or Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Platform Update for Windows Vista

·         Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008

Source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd370990(v=vs.85).aspx

 

 

Thank you all again!

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Sorry, It won't happen. Do you have a few million to finance the R&D?

It is not XP per se... but the next generation of CPU's and internet connections that are needed (hardware and driver improvements) that the next generation of IE can take advantage of.

I have seen some pretty good deals on Win7 bundles with new PC's/laptops... It may be time to upgrade your machine to the next generation. XP is nealy 10 years old.

Regards.


Rob^_^
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