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    Former Staff Member silver trophy Adam P.'s Avatar
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    Where to Download IE 5.0?

    For the life of me, I can not find anywhere to download IE 5.0 for Windows (XP). I currently use 6.0, but would like 5.0 for testing purposes.

    Also, is it possible to have both on a computer at once?

    Thanks!
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    I don't believe it is possible to install IE5 on WinXP. (Could be wrong, but I don't think so, as Windows only lets you have one version, and WinXP comes with IE6, which is un-uninstallable).
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    The best place to find any old browser is evolt.org. Anyway, like cyborg said, it is not possible to install two IE versions.

    http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit
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    Your Lord and Master, Foamy gold trophy Hierophant's Avatar
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    Windows XP would most likely not work with IE 5.0 installed anyway. You will have to downgrade to Windows 98SE.
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    Don't know about the XP-IE5 not working... But can't you use two partitions and then have two different IE's?

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    Sure if you install two versions of Windows.

    Internet Explorer is not an application. If you look at the actual EXE it is about a megabyte in size. Internet Explorer is intertwined into the Operating System. It is the same technology that makes the desktop work and it displays data in Windows Explorer. It is why every single windows application made today can show online content within documents. It is part of the OS. Each OS has a minimum version of IE that it will work well with. With Windows XP, that is IE 6.0. XP relies on 6.0's API, its features and its interfaces to do everything from drawing your desktop through all aspects of the computing experience.

    Hence the reason Microsoft was sued by the federal government.

    There is a simpler way to see how IE5 and IE 5.5 will display webpages under Windows XP. Simply remove your DTD. This throws Internet Explorer into "Quirks" mode which is exactly how the older versions display pages. Replace the DTD and IE 6 is in "Strict" mode where it follows standards more.
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    Former Staff Member silver trophy Adam P.'s Avatar
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    Thanks for all of the great info!
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    windows wont let you downgrade any software that you have installed, not unless you uninstall it, but you cant uninstall ie6 because it comes preinstalled with winxp, so... your screwed. maybe try installing win 98 se, and dual booting between xp and 98
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    Win98 SE has IE 4 on it. Win ME or 2000 have 5.01 installed by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwb_99
    Win98 SE has IE 4 on it. Win ME or 2000 have 5.01 installed by default.

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    Yep, and Windows NT 4 has IE2.0 by default, as jofa explained earlier to me .


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