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Internet Explorer 6.0
How to Download & Install a Full Version
Note: If you have installed Internet Explorer version 7 or 8 and want to revert back to a previous version, click HERE for instructions.
Note: If you are running Vista, you cannot install Internet Explorer 6. The earliest version for Vista is 7.
Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 went final on August 28, 2001. When IE 5.5 came out, MS published a way for administrators to download
the full version of Internet Explorer for all Operating Systems to your hard drive. I took a shot and changed their instructions to work
with Internet Explorer 6 and it worked. You can use it on all Windows platforms except
3.1x & 95.
After the file is downloaded into the Windows Update Setup Files folder you created, Go to
Start->Run and type in
exactly (or just copy and paste it):
Accept the EULA:
Click OK and then go into the Windows Update Setup Files folder previously created and double click the ie6setup.exe file to begin the installation.
You can save the Windows Update Setup Files folder to a server or to a CD so you can do future installations on other machines. You must first copy the Windows Update Setup Files folder to the root of the C: drive of the machine you are doing the update on. Then open the Windows Update Setup Files folder and just double click the ie6setup.exe file to begin the installation.
If given the choice during the upgrade to do a Typical or Minimal upgrade (NT, 98 & maybe ME), I always choose the Minimal option and check off all the options I want. So in this case Minimal is more.
It's best to be connected to the Internet because the updater wants to check the signatures of the files. If you don't have an Internet connection available, you can still do the update, but it will take longer and you may have to click Ignore, Continue or OK (I can't remember exactly) to complete the upgrade.
Getting an error? Here's a workaround. If you run the ie6setup.exe file and get the error stating " Setup has detected a newer version of Internet Explorer already installed on this system. Setup cannot continue." as shown below,
we can get around this by running ie6setup.exe with the quiet switch from a command prompt. Go to Start->Run and type in "cmd" without the quotes and click OK as shown below.
As shown below type "cd \" without the quotes and press Enter on your keyboard.
Next, type "cd Windows Update Setup Files" without the quotes and press Enter on your keyboard.
Next, type "ie6setup /q" without the quotes and press Enter on your keyboard.
The installation should run and finish automatically.
Other Installation Issues? Try this command:
"C:\Windows Update Setup Files\ie6setup.exe" /c:"ie6wzd.exe /d:1 /s:""#E"
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Last modified: June 19, 2014