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Multiple Versions of Internet Explorer

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Ethan Marcotte (aka Sidesh0w has posted a link to a tutorial on how to run Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5, and 6.0 under Windows XP! I’ve tried it, and it works!

To save some people the hassle, I’ve gone ahead and zipped each stand-alone installation and made them available for download. I’ve tested them on Windows 2000 and XP. You’d just need to upgrade your Windows 2000 installation with Internet Explorer 6.0, then download and unzip these files wherever you want (I put them in my Internet Explorer folder, myself).


Just so that everyone is aware, the official version number of Internet Explorer 4.01 is v4.01. The internal version number for Internet Explorer 4.01 is v4.72. Why? I’m not sure, but this is the case. Some websites are reporting that you can download IE 4.72, when they really mean IE 4.01. Blame Microsoft for the confusion.

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Just wanted to say hello to everyone visiting from the Web Standards Project and WebMonkey.

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Looking for IE7 info? Find it here: Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 2 Standalone is available

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A company called Tredosoft has put together an installer that comes with fixes for things like cookies and conditional comments. Check it out!

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.