Internet Explorer 6 System Requirements

Published: August 27, 2001

The recommended system configuration to use Internet Explorer 6 is Microsoft Windows 2000, 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.

Note: Additional system requirements are not required when running Windows XP.

Minimum RequirementsMinimum Requirements

Computer/Processor

Computer with a 486/66-megahertz (MHz) processor or higher (Pentium processor recommended)

Operating System

Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6a (SP6a) and higher, or Windows 2000

Memory

For Internet Explorer 6:
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 NT 4.0 with SP6a 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 Me Edition:
32 MB of RAM minimum
Full install size: 8.7 MB

Drive

CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)

Display

Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors

Peripherals

Modem or Internet connection; Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse®, or compatible pointing device


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