Internet Explorer 5

Internet Explorer 5.0
Version of Internet Explorer
IE 4 logo.png
Version5.00; 5.01
Compatible withWindows 3.1x
Windows NT 3.51
Windows 95
Windows NT 4.0 SP3 or later
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Mac OS 7.6.1
Mac OS 8
Mac OS 9
Mac OS X
Latest build
Support end
Internet Explorer 4
Replaced by
Internet Explorer 5.5

Internet Explorer 5 is a version of Internet Explorer that was released in 1999 and was included with Windows 98 Second Edition, as well as Windows 2000 which included a minor 5.01 bug fix update. It was also available for Windows 3.1x, Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95 and Windows 98. Users of Windows NT 3.51 can install and use the 16-bit version, which was the last 16-bit version of Internet Explorer and thus also the last one to work on Windows 3.1. It is the last version of Internet Explorer to support Windows 3.1x and Windows NT 3.51 but the succeeding versions would need at least Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0.

Initially planned to be released in July 1998, it was delayed until March 1999 due to Y2K issues. It was released in tandem with Internet Explorer 4.01 SP2.

A version of IE 5 was ported to Solaris and HP-UX through the use of MainWin's xDe environment and uses the Trident engine. IE for Mac OS uses a different engine called Tasman which is also used in Office for Mac, Entourage, and MSN for Mac OS X.

An updated version, 5.01, was released at the end of 1999 and is pre-installed in Windows 2000. However, it still identifies itself as 5.00. The difference with 5.00 is the image used in the About box and the removal of Microsoft Wallet.

Internet Explorer 5.0 and 5.01 are also included in Office 2000 as an optional component and in Office XP as a requirement prior to install, respectively.

System requirements[edit | edit source]

Windows 16-bit[edit | edit source]

  • A 486 with 25 MHz
  • At least 12 MB of RAM for Windows 3.1x, at least 16 MB of RAM for Windows NT 3.51
  • 30 MB of hard disk space for a minimum install
  • Mouse
  • Network interface card or modem

Macintosh[edit | edit source]

  • PowerPC-based Macintosh
  • Mac OS 7.6.1
  • 8 MB of RAM with Virtual Memory on
  • 12 MB of disk space
  • QuickTime version 3.0 or later
  • Open Transport 1.2 or later
  • 9600-baud modem; 28.8 Kbps or higher recommended (additonally)

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

5.0[edit | edit source]

Included in Windows 98 SE/2000/Office 2000 pre-release builds[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

5.01[edit | edit source]

Included in Windows 2000 and Neptune pre-release builds[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

5.5[edit | edit source]

See Internet Explorer 5.5 § List of known builds.

Other 5.x[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]