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This article describes how to add and remove additional components for Microsoft Internet Explorer.

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To add additional Internet Explorer components, your computer must be able to browse the Internet (if you downloaded Internet Explorer from the Internet) or you must have access to the Internet Explorer CD-ROM. You do not need an Internet connection or CD-ROM to remove components.

Note: You must have administrative privileges to install and uninstall Internet Explorer components on Windows NT. This includes having administrative privileges the first time you start your computer after installing or uninstalling components.

Adding Additional Components

Internet Explorer 4.0 and 4.01:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 in the list of installed programs, and then click Add/Remove.
  4. Click Add a component to Internet Explorer, and then click OK.
  5. The Internet Explorer Component Download page is opened. When you are prompted for Internet Explorer to check for components already installed, click Yes.
  6. In the Component Download page, select the check boxes for components you want to add or upgrade, and then click Next.
  7. Click a download site, and then click Install Now. Follow any additional instructions on the screen.
  8. If you are prompted to restart your computer, do so.
Internet Explorer 5:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 in the list of installed programs, and then click Add/Remove.
  4. Click Add a component to Internet Explorer, and then click OK.
  5. In the Windows Update dialog box, click the installation type you want, and then select the check boxes for the components you want to install.

    Note: Components in bold are already installed and do not need to be updated.
  6. Click Next, and then follow the instructions on your screen.
Internet Explorer 5.5:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and Internet Tool, and then click Add/Remove.
  4. Click Add a Component, and then click OK.
  5. In the Windows Update dialog box, click the installation type you want, and then select the check boxes for the components you want to install.

    Note: Components in bold are already installed and do not need to be updated.
  6. Click Next and follow the instructions on your screen.
Windows 98:
  1. Click Start, and then click Windows Update.
  2. On the Microsoft Windows Update Web page, click Product Updates.
  3. Click Yes when you receive the following prompt:
    Windows Update
    This program can determine what components are installed on your computer, and whether new components, upgrades, or enhancements are available, specific to your computer. This check is done without sending any information to Microsoft.

    Would you like to check now?
  4. Select the check boxes for the components you want to install, and then click Download.
  5. Click Start Download, and then follow the instructions on your screen.

Removing Components

Internet Explorer 4.0, 4.01, 5:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. On the Install/Uninstall tab, in the list of installed programs, click the component you want to remove, and then click Add/Remove.
  4. When you are prompted to confirm the removal, click Yes.
Internet Explorer 5.5:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. On the Install/Uninstall tab, in the list of installed programs, click the component you want to remove, and then click Add/Remove.
  4. When you are prompted to confirm the removal, click Yes.
Windows 98:
  1. Click Start, and then click Windows Update.
  2. On the Microsoft Windows Update Web page, click Product Updates.
  3. Click Yes when you receive the following prompt:
    Windows Update
    This program can determine what components are installed on your computer, and whether new components, upgrades, or enhancements are available, specific to your computer. This check is done without sending any information to Microsoft.

    Would you like to check now?
  4. Click Show Installed Updates.
  5. Locate the component you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.

    Note: Components may only be uninstalled if an uninstall box appears beside them.

Additional Information

For more information about removing Internet Explorer 4.0, 5.0 or 5.01 and all of the components, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
174265 How to uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0
217344 How to uninstall Internet Explorer 5
246194 How to uninstall Internet Explorer 5.01
For more information about Outlook Express 4.x, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195851 How to install and use Web Folders in Internet Explorer 5
183912 How to remove Internet Explorer Sound Pack

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Article ID: 171229 - Last Review: June 5, 2007 - Revision: 6.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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