I run Windows 7 Premium Home Edition 64-Bit with IE9 as the default browser. Just now I had to open IE9 without the add-ons because I could not otherwise get comcast.net, my default home page, to fully download. Even in IE9 without the add-ons, I could not sign into my voicemail folders. In fact, with IE9, when I was willing to wait for the home page to completely fill the window, I could not page. Is Comcast doing something to their site to make it unavailable? If so, we should have received some email message.
Now that I have both IE8 and Windows Media Player extension, I am going to proceed believing that yesterday's new installations repaired the problem. Chances are IE9 needed the same ActiveX. With an HP Printer Driver incompatible with IE9, I am better off with IE8.
Having just downgraded to IE8, I still cannot sign in to my account from your home page. It is the 256-bit version that I have open now. Right now the 64-bit is asking to install the Windows Media Player extension. Through it I got in.
I don't know if we are talking about the same thing; but I have IE9 64-bit, which I previously thought ran with fewer add-ons. Then, the shortcut in the lower left of my screen opens up IE9 256-bit, which has the HP Bing Bar, which gives my all-in-one more functionality. Today, I found the IE9 256-bit, the one without any add-ons, just as slow as the other two. I think Microsoft should hear about this.