I almost never use Internet Explorer, as I prefer to use Google Chrome. However, I try to keep the latest and greatest version of everything on my computer until either it is no longer supported or else it becomes incompatible for some other reason.
I have been upgrading my copy of Internet Explorer as it developed. When I moved from IE9 "release candidate" to the real version, my Roxio 9 Easy Media Creator would no longer rip CDs. I d/l'd a freebie, Express Rip, to use until my Roxio Problem is resolved.
My OS is WIN Vista Ultimate 64-bit w/SP2
4GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Q6700 @2.66 MHz on Intel Motherboard
Invidia GeForce 8500GT 512 MB
Built new in early 2008