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HPC:Factor Microsoft Internet Explorer Distributions

HPC Factor offers recognises that many Handheld PC users rely on legacy operating systems such as Windows 95 to synchronise with their Handheld PC. For the benefit of the Handheld PC community we provide a downloads of Microsoft Internet Explorer legally to users.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Logo

HPC Factor is a registered distributor of Microsoft Internet Explorer and as such is able to distribute via our web site Microsoft's browser technology to users. This service offer owners of legacy operating systems the chance to upgrade their computer to support the highest level of browser technology possible.

These downloads are designed for the host version of Windows, and will not run on Windows CE itself. Many require an existing service pack level on the Operating System to allow the installation to proceed.

Which version?

Which version of Internet Explorer should you install? That depends on your Operating System and the technologies you select.

Internet Explorer for Windows 16-bit

Windows 3.1

MSIE 5.0
Windows 3.11

MSIE 5.0
Windows for Workgroups

MSIE 5.0
Windows NT 3.51
(SP5)
MSIE 5.0

Internet Explorer for Windows 32-bit

Windows 95
(SP1 / OEM SR2.0, 2.1, 2.5)
MSIE 5.5 SP2
Windows 98 / 98SE

MSIE 6.0 SP1
Windows Millennium

MSIE 6.0 SP1
Windows NT 4.0 (Default shell)
(SP6a)
MSIE 6.0 SP1
Windows NT 4.0 (Active Desktop)
(SP6a)
MSIE 6.0 SP1
Windows 2000
(SP4)
MSIE 6.0 SP1
Windows XP
(SP3)
MSIE 8.0
Windows Server 2003
(RTM/SP1/SP2)
MSIE 8.0
Windows Vista
(SP2)
MSIE 9.0
Windows Server 2008
(SP2)
MSIE 9.0
Windows 7
(SP1)
MSIE 11.0
Windows Server 2008 R2

MSIE 11.0
Windows 8.0

MSIE 11.0

Internet Explorer for Windows 64-bit

Windows XP
(SP3)
MSIE 8.0
Windows Server 2003
(RTM/SP1/SP2)
MSIE 8.0
Windows Vista
(SP2)
MSIE 9.0
Windows Server 2008
(SP2)
MSIE 9.0
Windows 7
(SP1)
MSIE 11.0
Windows Server 2008 R2

MSIE 11.0
Windows 8.0

MSIE 11.0

Download from HPC:Factor

Due to rampant abuse, we can no longer afford to redistribute MSIE from our IE deployment servers. Our decision to stop offering downloads of our Internet Explorer license is out of financial necessity; if we could avoid it, we would. We do realise that people still require these files, and people looking for Active Desktop under Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 95 depend upon our redistributable's to gain that functionality directly from Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 or 6.0 SP1 without needing to install Internet Explorer 4.0 first.

Donate to Download

If you would like to obtain MSIE from us, you can still do so. All we ask is that you make a donation towards the running costs of this site - and help us to keep it ad free.

For single version/languages of MSIE, please make a donation of at least £2.00 per edition that you would like to request.

Custom Donation
£
Please Note: You do NOT need to create an account with HPC:Factor to donate to us for this.
Donations are NOT processsed automatically. They will be processed by a person ASAP, on UK time.

 

Can I get a copy of all of them?

It has been very difficult to get hold of all of the installer files for the multiple languages of Internet Explorer. Microsoft never made all of the language releases available together on one CD - in fact IE 5.5 SP2 on its own is over 1.5 GB and cannot fit on a CD! Once we assembled all of the files, the installer had to be painstakingly rewritten to work off-line as you can no longer use the automation tools to do this. We had to effectively write a software database and tools to create these from scratch, a very slow and painful procedure!

The total size of all of the Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5 SP2, 6.0 SP1, 7.0 and 8.0 installers on the ISO set is 9.52 GB. This is reduced to 7.13 GB when compressed using 7-Zip.

In recognition of the time that it took to compile all of these releases into one redistributable and the bandwidth required to send them. We can provide a copy of the ISO's for donations equalling or greater than £20.00. If you have any questions, please contact the HPC:Factor Webmaster first.

Custom Donation
Please Note: Donations are NOT processsed automatically. They will be processed by a person ASAP, on UK time.

 

Which versions and languages of Internet Explorer are available

The table below shows the list of versions that we have, which languages we have soruces for and the Operating Systems that support them.

Internet Explorer 5.0

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 Win16

  • Portuguese Brazilian (PT-BR)
  • German (DE)
  • English (EN)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • French (FR)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Japanese (JA)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • Swedish (SV)
  • Windows 3.1
  • Windows 3.11
  • Windows For Workgroups
  • Windows NT 3.51 (SP5)

Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 + Active Desktop

  • Arabic (AR)
  • Portuguese Brazilian (PT-BR)
  • Chinese (Simplified) (ZH-CN)
  • Czech (CS)
  • Danish (DA)
  • German (DE)
  • Greek (EL)
  • English (EN)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Finnish (FI)
  • French (FR)
  • Hebrew (HE)
  • Hungarian (HU)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Japanese (JA)
  • Korean (KO)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • Norwegian (NO)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (Portugal) (PT)
  • Russian (RU)
  • Slovak (SK)
  • Slovenian (SL)
  • Swedish (SV)
  • Turkish (TR)
  • Chinese (Traditional) (ZH-TW)
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 95 SP1
  • Windows 95 OEM SR2.0, 2.1, 2.5
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
  • Windows Millennium Edition
  • Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
  • Windows NT 4.0 Server
  • Windows 2000 Workstation
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server

 

Active Desktop

Active Desktop can be installed with Windows 95 (any) or Windows NT 4.0 (any) from our customised installer without the need to install Internet Explorer 4.0 first.

Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1

  • Arabic (AR)
  • Portuguese Brazilian (PT-BR)
  • Chinese (Simplified) (ZH-CN)
  • Czech (CS)
  • Danish (DA)
  • German (DE)
  • Greek (EL)
  • English (EN)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Finnish (FI)
  • French (FR)
  • Hebrew (HE)
  • Hungarian (HU)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Japanese (JA)
  • Korean (KO)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • Norwegian (NO)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (Portugal) (PT)
  • Russian (RU)
  • Swedish (SV)
  • Turkish (TR)
  • Chinese (Traditional) (ZH-TW)
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
  • Windows Millennium Edition
  • Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
  • Windows NT 4.0 Server
  • Windows 2000 Workstation (SP4)
  • Windows 2000 Server (SP4)
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server (SP4)
  • Windows XP RTM

 

Active Desktop

Active Desktop can be installed with Windows NT 4.0 (any) from our customised installer without the need to install Internet Explorer 4.0 first.

Internet Explorer 7.0

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Windows XP (x86)
  • Windows XP (x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 (x86)
  • Windows Server 2003 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 (IA64)

  • Internet Explorer 7 MUI packs for x86, x64 & IA64 also included

 

Language Note

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7.0 in its fullest language availability under Windows XP x86. Language subsets are available for other languages on other processors and operating systems. We can only provide language / CPU / operating system combinations where Microsoft originally released a version of IE7.

Fore example, IE7 IA64 is only available in English, French, German & Japanese. Other languages may be available through the MUI packs.

Internet Explorer 8.0

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Basque
  • Bengali (India)
  • Bosnian (Cyrillic)
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kannada
  • Kazakh
  • Konkani
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian (FYROM)
  • Malay (Malaysia)
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian (Cyrillic)
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • Windows XP (x86)
  • Windows XP (x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 (x86)
  • Windows Server 2003 (x64)
  • Windows Vista (x86)
  • Windows Vista (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86)
  • Windows Server 2008 (x64)

  • Internet Explorer 8 MUI packs for x86 and x64 also included

 

Language Note

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8.0 in its fullest language availability under Windows XP/Vista. Language subsets are available for other languages on other processors and operating systems. We can only provide language / CPU / operating system combinations where Microsoft originally released a version of IE8.

Fore example, IE8 Windows Server 2003 x64 is only available in 11 of the languages listed on the left. Other languages may be available through the MUI packs.