Internet Explorer:6

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Internet Explorer 6 running on Windows XP SP2

Internet Explorer 6 is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It came installed with Windows XP and Server 2003 and was also availible for Windows 2000, NT 4.00, Millennium Edition and 98. Retail version was released on 27 August 2001. On 9 September 2002 IE 6.0 SP1 version showed up, and the IE 6.0 SP2 version was released on 25 August 2004.


Due to the fact that Internet Explorer 6 has very poor support for Web Standards, and has been shipped with Windows XP, which is still the second most most widely used operating system (as of May 2014). So far, Web Developers have often criticized Microsoft and the Internet Explorer Development Team for making such a terrible web browser.


Internet Explorer 6 was planned to be released along with Windows Neptune, but was released with Windows XP, as the program was scrapped. Attempting to install IE 6 on Neptune will cause corruption of several Windows components, including the new login screen. The latest IE version that can be safely installed on Neptune is IE 5.5 SP2.

Internet Explorer 6.05

Internet Explorer 6.05.4053, running on Longhorn 4053.main

Internet Explorer 6.05 came installed with pre-reset Longhorn builds. Internet Explorer 6.05 has went through many changes throughout Longhorn development. It contained download manager (however broken in a lot of builds). In later builds the GUI was integrated with the new extended title bar (same way as Explorer's windows) and allowed extended Aero as well.

Known builds


Service Packs