Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2


Posted: June 19, 2001  
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Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides the latest updates and security fixes to Internet Explorer technology. Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 can be installed as an upgrade to existing versions of Internet Explorer, or on computers with no previous Internet Explorer installation. Total download size for a typical installation is approximately 17 megabytes (MB). However, because setup downloads only those files that are necessary for your computer, this size may vary between 6 and 17 MB.

bulletIf you are running Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NTŪ 4.0, installing Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 upgrades your computer to 128-bit encryption.
bulletIf you are running Windows 2000, installing Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 will not change the current level of encryption on your computer.

Please note that you can install the Arabic or Hebrew version of this release only if you use the corresponding language version of Windows 98 or Windows 2000. The English version of this release should be used for installation on all other platforms (Windows 95, Windows NT4 and the English version of Windows 98).

Note Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 is eligible for export from the U.S. to all customers worldwide, except to U.S. embargoed destinations. Information on exporting Microsoft products is available at

System Requirements
To install Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2, your computer must meet or exceed the following system requirements:

bulletA 486 with a 66 megahertz (MHz) processor (Pentium processor recommended)
bulletFor Windows 95 or Windows 98: 16 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM) minimum
bulletFor Windows NT 4.0: 32 MB of RAM minimum, and you must be running Service Pack 3 or higher
bulletFor Windows 2000: 64 MB of RAM minimum
bulletModem or Internet connection
bulletSome components may require additional system resources not outlined above.

How to download and install
Choose your language from the drop-down list above, and then click GO.

How to use
Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Internet Explorer.

How to uninstall
Make sure Internet Explorer 5.01 is not running.

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. Select Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2.
  4. Click Add/Remove (Change/Remove in Windows 2000).