Internet Explorer system requirements

Internet Explorer 11

If you want to run Internet Explorer 11 on your PC, here's what it takes:

  • A Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 PC

  • Processor. 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2

  • RAM. 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

  • Hard disk space. 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

  • Graphics card. Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

  • Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7

Processor

  • PC with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.

Operating system

  • Windows 7 32-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher

  • Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) 64-bit

Note: You must have Service Pack 1 (or higher) to install Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.

Memory

  • Windows 7 32-bit—512 MB

  • Windows 7 64-bit—512 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—512 MB

Hard drive space

  • Windows 7 32-bit—70 MB

  • Windows 7 64-bit—120 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—200 MB

Drive

  • CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)

Display

  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors

Peripherals

  • Modem or Internet connection

  • Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device

Internet Explorer 10

If you want to run Internet Explorer 10 on your PC, here's what it takes:

  • A Windows 8 or Windows RT PC

  • Processor. 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2

  • RAM. 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

  • Hard disk space. 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

  • Graphics card. Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

  • Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7

Processor

  • PC with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.

Operating system

  • Windows 7 32-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher

  • Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) 64-bit

Memory

  • Windows 7 32-bit—512 MB

  • Windows 7 64-bit—512 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—512 MB

Hard drive space

  • Windows 7 32-bit—70 MB

  • Windows 7 64-bit—120 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—200 MB

Drive

  • CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)

Display

  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors

Peripherals

  • Modem or Internet connection

  • Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device

Internet Explorer 9

Processor

  • PC with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.

Operating system

  • Windows Vista 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows 7 32-bit or higher

  • Windows 7 64-bit or higher

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit

Memory

  • Windows Vista 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—512 MB

  • Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—512 MB

  • Windows 7 32-bit or higher—512 MB

  • Windows 7 64-bit or higher—512 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—512 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—512 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—512 MB

Hard drive space

  • Windows Vista 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—70 MB

  • Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—120 MB

  • Windows 7 32-bit or higher—70 MB

  • Windows 7 64-bit or higher—120 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—150 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—200 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—200 MB

Drive

  • CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)

Display

  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors

Peripherals

  • Modem or Internet connection

  • Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device

Internet Explorer 8

Processor

  • Computer with a 233 megahertz (MHz) processor or higher (Pentium processor recommended)

Operating system

  • Windows XP 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

  • Windows Vista 32-bit or higher

  • Windows Vista 64-bit or higher

  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows Server 2003 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows Server 2003 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit

  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit

Memory

  • Windows XP 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—64 MB

  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition—128 MB

  • Windows Vista 32-bit—512 MB

  • Windows Vista 64-bit—512 MB

  • Windows Server 2003 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—64 MB

  • Windows Server 2003 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—128 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit—512 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit—512 MB

Hard drive space

  • Windows XP 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—150 MB

  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition—200 MB

  • Windows Vista 32-bit—70 MB

  • Windows Vista 64-bit—120 MB

  • Windows Server 2003 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—150 MB

  • Windows Server 2003 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—200 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit—150 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit—200 MB

Drive

  • CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)

Display

  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors

Peripherals

  • Modem or Internet connection

  • Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device

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