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IE: Looking Back At the Versions of Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer for Windows 95 to Windows 7 [KB969393]

Internet Explorer has certainly come a long way, with the browser packing an awful lot of history which’s stretching across 15 years. A new Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB969393 does a very nice job of putting IE’s legacy into perspective, albeit only release version-wise. This article also discusses how to determine which version of Internet Explorer is installed on your computer.

IE version numbers for Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista use following format: major version.minor version.build number.subbuild number

Here’s the table showing possible IE version numbers:

4.40.308Internet Explorer 1.0 (Plus! for Windows 95)
4.40.520Internet Explorer 2.0
4.70.1155Internet Explorer 3.0
4.70.1158Internet Explorer 3.0 (Windows 95 OSR2)
4.70.1215Internet Explorer 3.01
4.70.1300Internet Explorer 3.02 and 3.02a
4.71.544Internet Explorer 4.0 Platform Preview 1.0 (PP1)
4.71.1008.3Internet Explorer 4.0 Platform Preview 2.0 (PP2)
4.71.1712.6Internet Explorer 4.0
4.72.2106.8Internet Explorer 4.01
4.72.3110.8Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1 (Windows 98)
4.72.3612.1713Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2
5.00.0518.10Internet Explorer 5 Developer Preview (Beta 1)
5.00.0910.1309Internet Explorer 5 Beta (Beta 2)
5.00.2014.0216Internet Explorer 5
5.00.2314.1003Internet Explorer 5 (Office 2000)
5.00.2614.3500Internet Explorer 5 (Windows 98 Second Edition)
5.00.2516.1900Internet Explorer 5.01 (Windows 2000 Beta 3, build 5.00.2031)
5.00.2919.800Internet Explorer 5.01 (Windows 2000 RC1, build 5.00.2072)
5.00.2919.3800Internet Explorer 5.01 (Windows 2000 RC2, build 5.00.2128)
5.00.2919.6307Internet Explorer 5.01 (Office 2000 SR-1)
5.00.2920.0000Internet Explorer 5.01 (Windows 2000, build 5.00.2195)
5.00.3103.1000Internet Explorer 5.01 SP1 (Windows 2000 SP1)
5.00.3105.0106Internet Explorer 5.01 SP1 (Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0)
5.00.3314.2101Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 (Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0)
5.00.3315.1000Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 (Windows 2000 SP2)
5.00.3502.1000Internet Explorer 5.01 SP3 (Windows 2000 SP3 only)
5.00.3700.1000Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 (Windows 2000 SP4 only)
5.50.3825.1300Internet Explorer 5.5 Developer Preview (Beta)
5.50.4030.2400Internet Explorer 5.5 & Internet Tools Beta
5.50.4134.0100Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows Me (4.90.3000)
5.50.4134.0600Internet Explorer 5.5
5.50.4308.2900Internet Explorer 5.5 Advanced Security Privacy Beta
5.50.4522.1800Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1
5.50.4807.2300Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
6.00.2462.0000Internet Explorer 6 Public Preview (Beta)
6.00.2479.0006Internet Explorer 6 Public Preview (Beta) Refresh
6.00.2600.0000Internet Explorer 6 (Windows XP)
6.00.2800.1106Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (Windows XP SP1)
6.00.2900.2180Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP SP2
6.00.2900.5512Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP SP3
6.00.3663.0000Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 RC1
6.00.3718.0000Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 RC2
6.00.3790.0000Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 (release)
6.00.3790.1830Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Windows XP x64
6.00.3790.3959Internet Explorer 6 SP2 for Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Windows XP x64
7.00.5730.1100Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
7.00.5730.1300Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
7.00.6000.16386Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Vista
7.00.6000.16441Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64
7.00.6000.16441Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP SP2 x64
7.00.6001.1800Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista SP1
8.00.6001.17184Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1
8.00.6001.18241Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2
8.00.6001.18372Internet Explorer 8 RC1
8.00.6001.18702Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008
8.00.7000.00000Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 Beta
8.00.7600.16385Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 (release)


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