Information About Internet Explorer Setup on a Windows 2000-Based or Windows XP-Based Computer

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SUMMARY

When you install Internet Explorer on a Windows 2000-based or a Windows XP-based computer, Internet Explorer Setup updates only a subset of the components that are installed with Internet Explorer on other operating systems. This behavior is designed to minimize the set of protected operating system components that are updated by Internet Explorer and to allow you to upgrade Internet Explorer without introducing other new features. This article describes the Setup behavior of Internet Explorer on a Windows 2000-based or a Windows XP-based computer.

NOTE: To update protected operating system components that are installed with Internet Explorer on other operating systems, install the latest service pack for your version of Windows. For additional information about how to obtain the latest service pack for your version of Windows, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
To install additional features or update protected operating system components that are not included with Internet Explorer for Windows 2000 or Windows XP (such as Messenger or a later version of Windows Media Player), install a standalone version of the program that you want to add or update.

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When you install an uncustomized version of Internet Explorer 5.x, only core browser and scripting files are installed on your computer. You cannot customize the Internet Explorer installation or use the advanced options in the Internet Explorer Setup program. When you install an uncustomized version of Internet Explorer 6, only core browser files, scripting files,. the Internet Explorer Exception Pack, Outlook Express 6, and Windows Media Player version 6.4 (Windows 2000 only) are installed on your computer. You cannot customize the Internet Explorer installation or use the advanced options in the Internet Explorer Setup program.

However, you can install a customized version of Internet Explorer that is created using Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK). You can use customized versions of Internet Explorer that are created by using IEAK to apply branding (custom logo, title bar, favorites, and others) from your company or your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Note that you cannot add additional components (NetMeeting, Media Player, and others) even if you install Internet Explorer from an IEAK build, unless your corporate administrator or ISP added these components using the Add Custom Components feature in IEAK.

For additional information about which components are installed when you install Internet Explorer 6, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
298624 Summary of Components That Are Installed When You Install Internet Explorer 6
Different versions of Internet Explorer are included with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and service packs for Windows 2000 and Windows XP. The following table lists the different versions of Windows and Windows service packs and the version of Internet Explorer that is included with each.
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Windows or Windows SP VersionInternet Explorer Version Included
Windows 2000Internet Explorer 5.01 (Version 5.00.2920.0000)
Windows 2000 SP1Internet Explorer 5.01 SP1 (Version 5.00.3103.1000)
Windows 2000 SP2Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 (Version 5.00.3315.1000)
Windows 2000 SP3Internet Explorer 5.01 SP3 (Version 5.00.3502.1000)
Windows XPInternet Explorer 6 (Version 6.00.2600.0000)
Windows XP SP1Internet Explorer 6 SP1 (Version 6.00.2800.1106)
Note that you cannot reinstall the same version of Internet Explorer on a Windows XP-based computer. For more information about how to reinstall the same version of Internet Explorer on a Windows XP-based computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
318378 How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows XP
For additional information about how to use Internet Explorer Setup to do a Download Only on a Windows 2000- or Windows XP-based computer, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257249 Download-Only Setup of Internet Explorer on Windows 2000 and Windows XP
257233 Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6 Do Not Prompt for an Installation Location on Windows 2000

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Article ID: 256340 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 5.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
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