Download details: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

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August 23, 2012 at 12:32:55
Specs: Windows 98, 400 MHz / 256 MB
Download details: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

This page is no longer available, apparently Microsoft has deleted IE6 from their servers even though it is supported until 2014.

As this was the final Microsoft browser to run on many OS (Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Millennium ME and Windows 2000), I was able to locate AOL-signed copies on my old AOL CDs and have uploaded them for your use and convenience.

The original files by AOL are "msie62k.exe" and "msie698.exe". You may also be able to find them online via web search. If not find an old AOL CD with at least AOL 6.0, you'll find the browsers in the "browser" folder.

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August 23, 2012 at 13:05:26

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August 23, 2012 at 15:38:20

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August 24, 2012 at 10:01:23
Thank you both for the updates and links.

The original Microsoft site

had been available since July 2003 but once you start the installer t has nowhere to download the full file from.

@Riider, last time I checked, oldversion only had the 480KB setup file which would then proceed to download the full installer from Microsoft's website. It appears they've added the full 77MB file and there are 803 downloads so far. Thanks for the links.

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August 24, 2012 at 13:49:06
I removed my 2nd link which was to the 480k file.

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August 30, 2012 at 22:18:45
"apparently Microsoft has deleted IE6 from their servers even though it is supported until 2014"

NOT true at all, you just don't know where to look. Or how to proceed once given the locations.

Most flavors of IE have always been available at for those who are satisfied in downloading a generic version.

For those who will only accept a Microsoft server delivering either ie 5.50 SP2 or ie 6.0 SP1 the final release version with the critical update already applied to the file, download the installers below. And copy-paste the source location url into the iebatch.txt file outlined next.

ie55sp2 cabs location

ie6sp1final release

Copy and paste the following to Notepad and save it as "iebatch.txt" in
the same folder as ie5setup.exe. Then double-click the
ie5setup.exe file. Of course one would substitute the different source urls required when attempting an ie 6.00 SP1 download.


further information to be found at these links

/d /d:1 switch explaination ie4setup.exe

ie6setup /c:"ie6wzd.exe /d:1 /s:""#E"""

Internet Explorer Batch Mode Setup Switches


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August 30, 2012 at 22:35:01
Excellent work Lee! Thanks for the update. "You learn something new every day!"

Now, when you download and run the small setup files, do they actually download from the server or does it tell you it is unable to find a location. I'm not near a computer at the moment, but in my experience the ie6setup.exe file runs and then fails to find a download location. will run but will fail to pull the full file.

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September 2, 2012 at 12:31:09
Then you didn't follow the directions to make a proper working iebatch.txt file in the same folder as the downloader which then tells the downloader exactly where to go to find the other files. It has ALWAYS worked that way even if you never knew about it until now.

Without the iebatch.txt file, the setup file uses a default location which IS exactly as you stated - no longer working.


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October 2, 2012 at 18:41:48
Do you have any idea what the DownLoadLocation should be for ie6sp1 ? I thought from your post it was but that doesn't work. I've tried guessing several times but haven't hit it yet.


Nevermind, I found it. I had to add these two lines to the iebatch.xtx file:

DownloadLocation =
Downloadsitelist =

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October 6, 2012 at 03:05:34
I thought it was pretty much self explanatory and required only stripping the executable's name from the urls given way above for the two 'installers'. But here goes anyway.

IE 5.50 SP2

IE 6.00 SP1 final release version

Depending on what you want to download, make these lines equal to the "DownloadLocation=" entry in YOUR iebatch.txt file and put that text file in the same folder as the downloaded iesetup.exe file before you double click on it to begin downloading the rest of the cab files for that version.

If you need to do this manually you can just sub in the required cab file name(s) and download it using a download manager or ie itself, but IE doesn't resume broken downloads and I find that on dialup, I need that ability. VGX.CAB file will be exactly 1,005,192 bytes and appear as 982K bytes in size, any other size and you don't have the final version. I've checked and your site IS hosting the final version and meets with my approval, good find there. I always had big trouble trying to use ie6sites.dat files or url's pointing to them too.

I do have an ie6sites.dat file saved for my url, it's just a text file consisting of alternate languages for IE and their download locations, an entry for the Brazilian Portuguese url follows.

"","Download Site","BR","North America"

I would fully expect to find all the Brazilian cab files including the installer executable under that url and the same for all the RU, FR and other languages IE was made in. 24 lines total for 24 different languages. And that is all there is in the file, so why they kick me to the curb every time I try to use one or specify one, I have no clue. But after a while, I don't want to play anymore.

The first line is for American English, this and the Brazilian example already given are the only four letter examples, the rest are only two letters long. You should be able to figure it out from there and I can't imagine why you would need all 24 lines, but you just might build it anyway if it doesn't work with just one or two? And you can always just download the desired language version from the specific subfolder url, which is what I would do rather than play with an ie6sites.dat file. But that's just me.
"","Download Site","EN","North America"


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