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System Requirements

By: Arie Slob

To run Internet Explorer 5, your system must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A 486 with a 66MHz processor (Pentium processor recommended)
  • For Microsoft Windows 95 / 98: 16MB of RAM minimum
  • For Microsoft Windows NT 4: 32MB of RAM minimum
  • For Microsoft Windows NT 4: You must be running Service Pack 3 (or higher)
  • Disk Space:

    Internet Explorer 5 Setup installs the majority of its files to the drive where the Windows operating system is installed, regardless of the installation location you chose. To free up space on your hard disk in order to meet the Internet Explorer 5 disk-space installation requirements, you must free up space on the drive where the Windows operating system is installed.

    Minimal install (browser only): 45MB (Required to run: 27MB after restart)

    Standard install: 70MB (Required to run: 55MB after restart)

    Full install: 111MB (Required to run: 80MB after restart)

  • Mouse
  • Modem

Windows 95

Install any other Windows 95 updates that you need (for example, Year 2000 updates).


Windows 98

If Internet Explorer 5 Beta was installed, type jview at an MS-DOS Prompt. If the version number is 5.00.3155 or 5.00.3158 and you installed the Microsoft Virtual Machine (VM) from the Windows Update Web site, install version 3167 of the Microsoft VM from the Microsoft Web site before you uninstall Internet Explorer 5 Beta (or install the final release of Internet Explorer 5).


Windows NT

Although Internet Explorer 5 does run with Service Pack 3 (SP3) configurations, you may want to install Service Pack 4 (SP4) with 128-bit encryption if necessary before installing Internet Explorer 5. For information about how to obtain Windows NT 4.0 SP4, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article No. 152734.

Note: After you install Windows NT 4.0 SP4 but before you install Internet Explorer 5, you may see a message recommending that you install one or both of the following Service Packs to resolve known Year 2000 issues:

  • Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.0 Service Pack 1

It is not necessary to install these updates because Internet Explorer 5 resolves the Year 2000 issues addressed in these Service Packs. For additional information about year 2000 compliance for Windows NT, please see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article No. Q184085.