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Installing Internet Explorer 5.5


Part of making the most secure Windows machines possible includes running Windows Update from Internet Explorer for installing the most recent Critical Updates. Windows NT installs with a non-java version (IE 2) incapable of running Windows Update. Windows 2000 installs with IE 5.0. To enable Windows Update and to have the most secure Microsoft browser, Internet Explorer should be upgraded to version 5.5.

To check the version installed, first open IE. Then under Help in the menu bar, click About Internet Explorer. This information window will display the version of IE as well as Service Pack level and IE hotfixes run. For machines that have IE 4.0 or greater, the easiest way to install IE 5.5 is using Windows Update. For Windows NT machines that only have the default IE 2 install, there is a small (500KB) install file. This file, as well as the Windows Update method, will download the ~10MB of program files from Microsoft, so an internet connection is needed to run the install. The details differ slightly depending the operating system.

Step OS OS OS
Internet Connection Wizard (ICW)       Windows 98     Windows NT     Windows 2000
Starting Installation       Windows 98     Windows NT     Windows 2000
Components       Windows 98     Windows NT     Windows 2000
Hotfixes       Windows 98     Windows NT     Windows 2000



Windows 98 IE 5.5 Installation

Internet Connection Wizard

Starting Installation of IE 5.5 for Windows 98

Choosing Components for Windows 98

IE 5.5 Hotfixes for Windows 98


Windows NT IE 5.5 Installation

Internet Connection Wizard

Starting Installation of IE 5.5 for Windows NT

Choosing Components for Windows NT

IE 5.5 Hotfixes for Windows NT


Windows 2000 IE 5.5 Installation

Internet Connection Wizard

Starting Installation of IE 5.5 for Windows 2000

Choosing Components for Windows 2000

IE 5.5 Hotfixes for Windows 2000


If you have questions, please send mail to help@aas.duke.edu.

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Last Updated on 4/5/2001
By jbo