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Are IE 5 or 6 available for NT?

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(I suspect there might be a better NG to ask this in - corrections to this
effect are welcome.)

I use an NT 4 machine for my Windows development and, thinking it would be
a good idea to have IE 5 and 6 for web site testing, did some searching
on google and Microsoft's site for versions for NT, but with no luck.
Are there versions of IE 5 and/or 6 that will install and run successfully
on an NT 4 system? And, if so, from where can they be downloaded?
(I'm assuming that IE is still free, though I may be out of date on this.)

Thanks!
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Jim Cochrane; jt*@dimensional.com
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Jul 20 '05 #1
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On 3 Apr 2004 12:12:51 -0700, Jim Cochrane <jt*@shell.dimensional.com>
wrote:
(I suspect there might be a better NG to ask this in - corrections to this
effect are welcome.)
Well, formally you are OT with this, but your question is so peculiar so
I have to take it serious and at least provide a brief reply :-)
I use an NT 4 machine for my Windows development...
...it would be a good idea to have IE 5 and 6 for web site testing...
...Are there versions of IE 5 and/or 6 that will install and run
successfully on an NT 4 system?


???

Depending on the age of your NT4 installation you should already have
either IE2, IE3 or IE4 installed on your system since they came with the
NT4 CD and auto installed with the rest of the OS.

I bought my NT4 CD directly in the fall of 1996 when it was first
released and I got IE2 auto installed with that one.

All versions of IE will run on an NT4 machine and should it really be
that you do not have IE onboard, go to...

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp

....and download what you need.

Another option, if you do find at least an IE5 on your system, is to go

http://www.microsoft.com

....chose Windows Update and let it evaluate what you need in the form of
updates and service packs to both IE and the rest of your system.

--
All the best...
Rex
Jul 20 '05 #2

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In article <s9********************************@4ax.com>,
Jan Roland Eriksson wrote:
On 3 Apr 2004 12:12:51 -0700, Jim Cochrane <jt*@shell.dimensional.com>
wrote:
(I suspect there might be a better NG to ask this in - corrections to this
effect are welcome.)
Well, formally you are OT with this, but your question is so peculiar so
I have to take it serious and at least provide a brief reply :-)


Sorry about that. I'd follow up to a more appropriate group, but I'm not
sure which group to point to.
I use an NT 4 machine for my Windows development...
...it would be a good idea to have IE 5 and 6 for web site testing...
...Are there versions of IE 5 and/or 6 that will install and run
successfully on an NT 4 system?


???

Depending on the age of your NT4 installation you should already have
either IE2, IE3 or IE4 installed on your system since they came with the
NT4 CD and auto installed with the rest of the OS.


Sorry - I should have mentioned that I have a pre IE5 browser.
According to the "About Internet Explorer" window, it is version 2.0
(build 1381), copyright 1996 - pretty old. So to clarify - what I need
is IE 5 and/or 6 in order to test web pages I develop. [I don't imagine
there's much point in testing with IE2. :-)]
I bought my NT4 CD directly in the fall of 1996 when it was first
released and I got IE2 auto installed with that one.
I got my NT 4 a couple years ago off of ebay.
All versions of IE will run on an NT4 machine and should it really be
that you do not have IE onboard, go to...

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp
I actually found that page before I posted, but I don't see any option to
download either IE 5 or IE 6. There is an option to download "IE 6, service
pack 1" and "IE 5.5, service pack 2". Do these service packs contain complete
IE packages? I was assuming that service pack meant that it was an upgrade
with security fixes, etc. rather than a complete package. Aside from that
all I can find on the page is "recommended updates" and "add-ons" - i.e.,
nothing else that appears to be a complete package for IE5 or 6.

...and download what you need.

Another option, if you do find at least an IE5 on your system, is to go

http://www.microsoft.com

...chose Windows Update and let it evaluate what you need in the form of
updates and service packs to both IE and the rest of your system.


Guess that won't work with IE2, eh?

Thanks very much for your help.

--
Jim Cochrane; jt*@dimensional.com
[When responding by email, include the term non-spam in the subject line to
get through my spam filter.]
Jul 20 '05 #3

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On Sun, 3 Apr 2004, Jim Cochrane wrote:

[OT, so I'll be brief]
Sorry - I should have mentioned that I have a pre IE5 browser.
According to the "About Internet Explorer" window, it is version 2.0
(build 1381), copyright 1996 - pretty old. So to clarify - what I need
is IE 5 and/or 6 in order to test web pages I develop.


IE can be kept up to date via the windowsupdate site, even for NT4;
but you can't run the update procedure from IE2. You'll need to
download and install a current IE version as a free-standing activity
before you can run windowsupdate. Then you will need to run
windowsupdate (several times over with reboots) to apply service to
the OS and to IE. It's as exciting as watching paint dry.

I did this a few months back on an elderly NT4 domain controller, so I
can assure you that it's feasible.
Jul 20 '05 #4

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On 3 Apr 2004 18:30:54 -0700, Jim Cochrane <jt*@shell.dimensional.com>
wrote:
Sorry - I should have mentioned that I have a pre IE5 browser.
According to the "About Internet Explorer" window, it is version 2.0
(build 1381), copyright 1996 - pretty old.
Yup, that's the one I have on my NT4 CD too.
IE2 is not really a MS product but instead purchased browser code from
"Spyglass" relabled to appear as if it comes from MS.
So to clarify - what I need is IE 5 and/or 6...


There was a time when IE was bundled on just about every CD that came
with computer magazines. Maybe that's still the case, you may want to
check at your local news stand :-)

--
Rex
Jul 20 '05 #5

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Jan Roland Eriksson <jr****@newsguy.com> wrote in
news:69********************************@4ax.com:
There was a time when IE was bundled on just about every CD that came
with computer magazines. Maybe that's still the case, you may want to
check at your local news stand :-)


You can find IE 6 on any free AOL CD.
Jul 20 '05 #6

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In article <Xn*******************************@130.133.1.4>, Eric Bohlman wrote:
Jan Roland Eriksson <jr****@newsguy.com> wrote in
news:69********************************@4ax.com:
There was a time when IE was bundled on just about every CD that came
with computer magazines. Maybe that's still the case, you may want to
check at your local news stand :-)


You can find IE 6 on any free AOL CD.


Damn - I've been throwing those away when I get them in the mail, thinking
I had no use for them :)
--
Jim Cochrane; jt*@dimensional.com
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get through my spam filter.]
Jul 20 '05 #7

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In article <Pi*******************************@ppepc56.ph.gla. ac.uk>, Alan J. Flavell wrote:
On Sun, 3 Apr 2004, Jim Cochrane wrote:

[OT, so I'll be brief]
Sorry - I should have mentioned that I have a pre IE5 browser.
According to the "About Internet Explorer" window, it is version 2.0
(build 1381), copyright 1996 - pretty old. So to clarify - what I need
is IE 5 and/or 6 in order to test web pages I develop.
IE can be kept up to date via the windowsupdate site, even for NT4;
but you can't run the update procedure from IE2. You'll need to
download and install a current IE version as a free-standing activity
before you can run windowsupdate. Then you will need to run
windowsupdate (several times over with reboots) to apply service to
the OS and to IE. It's as exciting as watching paint dry.


Sounds like the usual MS pain.
I did this a few months back on an elderly NT4 domain controller, so I
can assure you that it's feasible.


And it looks like it is service pack 1 for IE 6 that I need to install it.
I read somewhere in the last couple days (don't think it was here) that
it's not possible to have both IE5 and IE6 installed on the same OS
installation. Seems that must make it a pain for some low-budget
developers to test with both IE 5 and 6.

Anyway, I'll try to end this thread now, since it is OT.

Thanks for the info. and thanks to everyone else who responded.
--
Jim Cochrane; jt*@dimensional.com
[When responding by email, include the term non-spam in the subject line to
get through my spam filter.]
Jul 20 '05 #8

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Jim Cochrane wrote:
I read somewhere in the last couple days (don't think it was here) that
it's not possible to have both IE5 and IE6 installed on the same OS
installation. Seems that must make it a pain for some low-budget
developers to test with both IE 5 and 6.


Multiple IE's in Windows
http://www.insert-title.com/web_desi...s/dev/multi_IE

--
Steve

The hardest person to awaken is the one already awake. -Tagalog saying

Jul 20 '05 #9

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