For additional information about Internet Explorer 6, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Virus Protection in Outlook Express 6Several features have been added to Outlook Express 6 to protect you against viruses that can be transmitted through e-mail messages. For additional information about these features, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
General Setup InformationOutlook Express 6 is installed as a component of Internet Explorer 6. For information about system requirements, known installation issues, and how to install Internet Explorer 6, see the Readme.txt file in the Internet Explorer installation folder. The following information describes only behavior that is new or changed from Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, 5.01, and 5.5.
Setup on Microsoft Windows 2000 Includes Outlook Express 6As of March 2001, Typical and Full installations are not available for Windows 2000. Internet Explorer 6 installs a minimal set of files on your computer; this set of files includes the Internet Explorer 6 Web browser, scripting support, and Outlook Express 6.
Setup Is Not Supported on Windows 95Internet Explorer 6 installation is not supported on computers that are running Microsoft Windows 95. You must be running Windows 98 or later or Windows NT 4.0 SP6a or later to install Internet Explorer 6.
Setup on Windows NT 4.0 Requires Windows NT 4.0 SP6aWhen you try to install Internet Explorer 6 on a computer that is running Windows NT 4.0, you may receive the following error message:
High Encryption SupportIf you are running Internet Explorer 5.01 or earlier on a computer that is running Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows NT 4.0, when you install Internet Explorer 6, you upgrade your computer to 128-bit encryption. If your computer is running Windows 2000, when you install Internet Explorer 6, you do not change the level of encryption on your computer. You can upgrade Windows 2000 by using the High Encryption Pack that is located on the original installation media and on the Microsoft Windows Update Web site. If your computer is running Microsoft Windows Me, your computer is already using 128-bit encryption.
Article ID: 307295 - Last Review: Sep 20, 2011 - Revision: 1