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Microsoft Internet Explorer software updates are distributed in service packs. Service packs help keep Internet Explorer current, as well as extend and update the functionality of your computer. Service packs are cumulative--each new service pack contains all of the fixes that are included with previous service packs and any new fixes. You do not need to install a previous version of a service pack before you install the latest version. For example, you do not need to install Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) before you install Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) because SP2 contains all of the fixes that are in SP1.

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Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2

Release Date: August 2, 2001

How to Obtain

Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 is no longer available for download from Microsoft. For more information about Internet Explorer product availibility and support, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx
Standard support is no longer available from Microsoft for Internet Explorer 5.5 on other operating systems. As a result, Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 downloads are not available for other operating systems. For more information about Internet Explorer product availibility and support, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps
If you are running a version of Internet Explorer 5.5 on another operating system, Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer 6. For more information about how to obtain the latest version of Internet Explorer 6, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
328548 How to obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer 6

Fix List

For more information about what is fixed in SP2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
303201 List of issues fixed in Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2

Description

Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides the latest updates and security fixes to the Internet Explorer technology. You can install Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 as an upgrade to existing versions of Internet Explorer, or on computers with no previous Internet Explorer installation.

Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 and Internet Tools makes it easier than ever to connect to the Internet and find the information you need. With Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 and Internet Tools, you can use Connection Manager as your default dialer when Dial-Up Networking is already installed.
Installing Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 does not change the current level of encryption on your computer. If you are an Internet service provider (ISP), Internet content provider, or a corporate administrator and you want to customize or distribute Internet Explorer 6.0, you can obtain the Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit for Internet Explorer 6.0 from both of the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/bb219517.aspx
Note: Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 does not support Netscape-style plug-ins. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
303401 Netscape-style plug-ins do not work after upgrading Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1

Release Date: November 2, 2000

How to Obtain

Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1 is no longer available from Microsoft. For information about Internet Explorer product availability and support, see the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps
If you are running a version of Internet Explorer 5.5, Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer 6. For more information about how to obtain the latest version of Internet Explorer 6, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
328548 How to obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer 6

Fix List

For more information about what is fixed in SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276370 List of issues fixed in Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer Setup for Microsoft Windows 2000 does not allow you to customize the installation or use any advanced options in the Setup program. This behavior occurs because of the new Windows File Protection (WFP) feature in Windows 2000. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256340 Description of Internet Explorer 5.5 setup on Windows 2000
  • If you are running Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, or Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, installing Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 upgrades your computer to 128-bit encryption.
  • If you are running Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), installing Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 does not change the current level of encryption on your computer.
For more information about Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 and Internet Tools, please see the Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 and Internet Tools Features Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/evaluation/features/default.mspx

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Article ID: 276369 - Last Review: November 18, 2011 - Revision: 11.0
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