Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 - System Requirements

Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 and Internet Tools

Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2

The Initial Version of Internet Explorer comes with each Windows

Release Windows Version Files Date IE Version Windows Media Player DirectX
Windows XP    
bulletInternet Explorer 6.0
   
Windows Me 4.90.3000 6/08/00
bulletInternet Explorer 5.5
bulletVersion 7
 
Windows 2000    
bulletInternet Explorer 5.0
   
Windows 98 Second Edition 4.10.2222A 4/23/99
bulletInternet Explorer 5.0
bulletVersion 6.2
bulletVersion 6.1
Windows 98 retail, OEM (1st Edition) 4.10.1998 5/11/98
bulletInternet Explorer 4.0
   
Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.5 4.03.1214* (4.00.950C) 8/24/96-11/18/97
bulletInternet Explorer 4.01
N.A.
bulletDirectX 5 OPK
Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.1 4.03.1212-1214* (4.00.950B) 8/24/96-8/27/97
bulletInternet Explorer 3.0
N.A.
bulletDirectX 2.0
Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 4.00.1111* (4.00.950B) 8/24/96
bulletInternet Explorer 3.0
N.A.
bulletDirectX 2.0
Windows 95 retail SP1 4.00.950A 7/11/95-12/31/95
bulletInternet Explorer 3.0?
   
Windows 95 retail, OEM 4.00.950 7/11/95
bulletInternet Explorer 3.0?
   

Sources of Information:

bulletHow to Determine the Version of Windows 95/98/Me in Use
bulletDescription of Windows 98 Second Edition
bulletDescription of Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.5
bulletDescription of Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2

Product Lifecycle Dates - Internet Explorers

Product Name General Availability Date Mainstream Support Retired Extended Support Retired
Internet Explorer 1.0 Not Available 30-Jun-2001 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 2.0 Not Available 30-Jun-2001 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 2.x 22-Mar-1996 Ended Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 2.0 for Macintosh 23-Apr-1996 30-Jun-2003 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 2.1 for Macintosh 02-Oct-1996 30-Jun-2003 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 3.0 Not Available 30-Jun-1999 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 3.0 for Macintosh 08-Jan-1997 30-Jun-2003 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 3.x 01-Aug-1996 Ended Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 4.0 Not Available 30-Sep-2000 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 4.0 for Macintosh 06-Jan-1998 30-Jun-2003 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 4.5 for Macintosh 05-Jan-1999 30-Jun-2003 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 4.x 22-Sep-1997 Ended Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 5 (16-bit) Not Available 31-Mar-2000 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 5.0 18-Sep-1998 31-Mar-2000 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 5.0 Gold Not Available 31-Mar-2000 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 5.0 for Macintosh 27-Mar-2000 30-Jun-2003 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 5.01 on Windows 2000 31-Mar-2000 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.01 SP1 on Windows 2000 SP1 31-Jul-2000 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 on Windows 2000 SP2 16-May-2001 30-Jun-2004 Not available
Internet Explorer 5.01 SP3 on Windows 2000 SP3 01-Aug-2002 26-Jun-2004 Not available
Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 on Windows 2000 SP4 26-Jun-2003 31-Mar-2005 31-Mar-2007
Internet Explorer 5.1 for Macintosh 15-Aug-2001 31-Dec-2005 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 5.2 for Macintosh 17-Sep-2002 31-Dec-2005 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 5.5 on Windows 98/98 SE 31-Dec-2000 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 on Windows 2000 (SP2, SP3, SP4) 31-Dec-2000 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 on Windows Millennium 31-Dec-2000 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 on Windows NT 4.0 Workstation SP6a 31-Dec-2000 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5. on Windows NT 4.0 Server SP6a 31-Dec-2000 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 on Windows 2000 (SP2, SP3, SP4) Not available Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 on Windows NT 4.0 Workstation SP6a Not available Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 on Windows NT 4.0 Server SP6a Not available Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 on Windows Millennium Not available Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 on Windows 98/98 SE Not available Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 on Windows 2000 (SP2, SP3, SP4) Not available 31-Dec-2003 Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 on NT 4.0 Workstation SP6a Not available 31-Dec-2003 Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 on NT 4.0 Server SP6a Not available 31-Dec-2003 Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 on Windows 98/98 SE Not available 31-Dec-2003 Not available
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 on Windows Millennium Not available Review note 1 below Review note 1 below
Internet Explorer 6 on Windows 98/98 SE 31-Dec-2001 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 6 on Windows 2000 (any service pack) 31-Dec-2001 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 6 on Windows Millennium 31-Dec-2001 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 6 on Windows NT 4.0 Server 31-Dec-2001 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 6 on Windows NT 4.0 Workstation 31-Dec-2001 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP Home 31-Dec-2001 Review note 2 below Not available
Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP Professional 31-Dec-2001 Review note 2 below Not available
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows 98 30-Aug-2002 Review note 3 below Review note 3 below
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows 98 SE 30-Aug-2002 Review note 3 below Review note 3 below
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows 2000 30-Aug-2002 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows Millennium 30-Aug-2002 Review note 3 below Review note 3 below
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows 2000 SP1 30-Jan-1900 Ended Not available
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows 2000 SP2 30-Jan-1900 30-Jun-2004 Not available
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows 2000 SP3 30-Jan-1900 26-Jun-2004 Not available
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows 2000 SP4 30-Jan-1900 Review note 4 below Review note 5 below
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows NT 4.0 Workstation 30-Aug-2002 Ended 30-Jun-2004
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows NT 4.0 Server 30-Aug-2002 Ended 31-Dec-2004
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows XP Home 30-Aug-2002 Review note 2 below Not available
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows XP Professional 30-Aug-2002 Review note 2 below Review note 2 below
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows XP Home SP1 30-Aug-2002 Review note 6 below Not available
Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows XP Professional SP1 30-Aug-2002 Review note 6 below Review note 7 below
Internet Explorer for Unix 4.0 Not Available 30-Jun-2002 Not Applicable
Internet Explorer for Unix 5.0 Not Available 30-Jun-2002 Not Applicable

1. Microsoft strongly recommends customers install the latest released version of Internet Explorer, which provides improved security protection.
2. Supported until Windows XP Service Pack 2 releases.
3. Paid incident support is now available through 30-Jun-2006. Extended hotfix support for Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition ended on 30-Jun-2003. Extended hotfix support for Windows Millennium ended on 31-Dec-2003. Online self-help support will continue to be available until at least 30-Jun-2007. For additional information on the type and length of support provided, review the Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Support Extended Announcement Web site.
4. Supported until 31-Mar-2005, or 12 months after Internet Explorer 6 SP2 releases (whichever comes first).
5. Supported until 31-Mar-2007, or 12 months after Internet Explorer 6 SP2 releases (whichever comes first).
6. Supported until 31-Dec-2006, or 12 months after Internet Explorer 6 SP2 releases (whichever comes first).
7. Supported until 31-Dec-2008, or 12 months after Internet Explorer 6 SP2 releases (whichever comes first).
8. Extended Support fees for this product have been waived. From 01-Jan-2004 31-Dec-2004, paid incident and security support are available. Non-security hotfix support is available only through a custom support contract.
9. Because this product is very popular, Microsoft has re-released it. Mainstream support for the product has been realigned with the new release date.