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

Ryan Parman is an experienced software engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .