Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 - System Requirements

Posted: September 09, 2002

The recommended system configuration to use Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 is Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), or Microsoft Windows NT on a computer running with a Pentium III processor and 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM. Below are the minimum requirements your computer needs to run Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1.

Additional system requirements are not required when running Windows XP. Some components may require additional system resources not outlined below.

Minimum Requirements
Computer/Processor Computer with a 486/66-MHz processor or higher (Pentium processor recommended)
Operating System Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Windows NT 4.0 with the high encryption version of Service Pack 6a (SP 6a) and higher, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
Memory For Internet Explorer 6 SP 1:
RAM requirements depend on the operating system used

Windows 98:
16 MB of RAM minimum
Full install size: 11.5 MB

Windows 98 Second Edition:
16 MB of RAM minimum
Full install size: 12.4 MB

Windows Me:
32 MB of RAM minimum
Full install size: 8.7 MB

Windows NT 4.0 with SP 6a and higher:
32 MB of RAM minimum
Full install size: 12.7 MB

Windows 2000:
32 MB of RAM minimum
Full install size: 12 MB

Windows XP:
32 MB of RAM minimum
Full install size: 12 MB
Drive CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)
Display Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
Peripherals Modem or Internet connection; Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device

Note: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 setup installs the majority of its files on the drive where the Windows operating system is installed, regardless of the installation location you choose. To free up space on your hard disk in order to meet disk-space installation requirements, do so on the drive where the Windows operating system is installed.