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Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

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9 KB - 79324 KB*

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1 hr 35 min @ 56K

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Internet Explorer 6 SP1, the latest version of Internet Explorer for users not running Windows XP, provides a flexible and reliable browsing experience with enhanced Web privacy features for all Windows users. This version includes a full installation of the Web browser and the most recent version of Outlook Express, the e-mail client that is included with Internet Explorer.

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Quick Description

Internet Explorer 6 is the set of core Web browsing technologies in Windows XP. These core technologies have recently been updated as part of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) with Advanced Security Technologies.

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System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows 98; Windows ME; Windows NT; Windows XP Service Pack 1

  • 486/66 MHz processor (Pentium processor recommended)

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

Windows 2000:
32 MB of RAM minimum
Full install size: 12.0 MB

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

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

Windows NT 4.0 with the high encryption version of Service Pack 6a and higher:
32 MB of RAM minimum
Full install size: 12.7 MB

Windows XP:
32 MB of RAM minimum
Full install size: 12.0 MB

  • CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)
  • Some components may require additional system resources not outlined.

Note: Internet Explorer 6 SP1 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.

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  1. Click the Download button in the upper right-hand corner of this page to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list if applicable, and click Go.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
    • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.

How to use:
Restart your computer to complete the installation.

Windows 2000 and Windows XP users: Custom installation is not available for Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating systems.

How to uninstall:
  1. Make sure Internet Explorer 6 SP1 is not running.
  2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. (In Windows XP, click Start and then click Control Panel.)
  3. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  4. Select Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP 1.
  5. Click Add/Remove (Change/Remove in Windows 2000 and Windows XP).

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Additional Information

Other critical security updates are available: To find the latest security updates for you visit Windows Update and click "Express Install." To have the latest security updates delivered directly to your computer, visit Protect your PC and follow the 3 easy steps to ensure you’re protected.

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