Versions Of Internet Explorer And Edge Included With And Supported By Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10/11

Last reviewed/updated: 05 Mar 2022 | Published: 18 Jan 2014 | Status: Active
Web browser support: Internet Explorer 10+, Edge 12+, Firefox 6+, Chrome 30+, Opera 17+

1. Introduction

Web browsers differ with respect to their web language support. Therefore, before writing any code, an author needs to determine which web browsers need to be supported. With respect to Internet Explorer and Edge, simply knowing the version of Windows the users are running may suffice. For example, if users are running Windows 10 Version 2004, then they are using Edge Legacy 18, Internet Explorer 11, and/or Edge 79+ because Windows 10 Version 2004 supports Edge Legacy 18, Internet Explorer 11, and Edge 79+.

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, not Windows 11, include Internet Explorer. Windows 7/8.1, not Windows 8, support Edge. Windows 10 Versions 1507 - 2004 include Edge Legacy and Internet Explorer, with Edge Legacy being the default web browser, and support Edge 79+. Windows 10 Versions 20H2 and newer include Edge and Internet Explorer, with Edge being the default web browser. Windows 11 includes Edge, not Internet Explorer.

1.1. Release Date Of Internet Explorer 7+ And Edge Standalone Installers

The following table lists the release date of Internet Explorer 7+ and Edge standalone installers, not the release date of Internet Explorer 7+ and Edge as included with the release of Windows:

Release Date Of Internet Explorer 7+ And Edge Standalone Installers
Version IE7 IE8 IE9 IE10 IE11 ED12 - 18
(Edge Legacy 12 - 18)
(EdgeHTML based)
ED79+
(Edge 79+)
(Chromium based)
Released 06 May 2008 19 Mar 2009 14 Mar 2011 25 Feb 2013 06 Nov 2013 - 15 Jan 2020

1.2. Abbreviations

  • IE = Internet Explorer.
  • ED = Edge Legacy 12 - 18 (EdgeHTML based) and Edge 79+ (Chromium based).
  • SP# = Service Pack #.
  • 98 = Windows 98 = Windows 98 Second Edition.
  • ME = Windows ME = Windows Millennium Edition.
  • 2000 = 2000 Pro = Windows 2000 Pro = Windows 2000 Professional.

2. Versions Of Internet Explorer Included With And Supported By Windows 98/ME

Versions Of Internet Explorer Included With And Supported By Windows 98/ME
Windows
(Build)
98
(4.10.2222 A)
ME
(4.90.3000)
General
Availability
30 Jun 1998 31 Dec 2000
Included With
(Cipher Strength)
IE5.00.2614.3500
(40-bit)
IE5.50.4134.0100
(128-bit)
Also Supports IE5.5, IE6 IE6

3. Versions Of Internet Explorer Included With And Supported By Windows 2000/XP

Versions Of Internet Explorer Included With And Supported By Windows 2000/XP
Windows
(Build)
2000 Pro SP3
(5.00.2195)
2000 Pro SP4
(5.00.2195)
XP
(5.1.2600)
XP SP1/SP1a
(5.1.2600)
XP SP2
(5.1.2600)
XP SP3
(5.1.2600)
General
Availability
01 Aug 2002 26 Jun 2003 31 Dec 2001
  • SP1: 30 Aug 2002.
  • SP1a: 03 Feb 2003.
17 Sep 2004 06 May 2008
Included With
(Cipher Strength)
IE5.00.3502.1000
(128-bit)
IE5.00.3700.1000
(128-bit)
IE6.0.2600.0000
(128-bit)
IE6.0.2800.1106
(128-bit)
IE6.0.2900.2180
(128-bit)
IE6.0.2900.5512
(128-bit)
Also Supports IE5.5, IE6 IE5.5, IE6 - - IE7, IE8 IE7, IE8

4. Versions Of Internet Explorer Included With And Supported By Windows Vista/7

  • On Windows Vista 64-bit, the default version of Internet Explorer is Internet Explorer 32-bit, not Internet Explorer 64-bit.
  • On Windows 7 64-bit, the default version of Internet Explorer 8 - 9 is Internet Explorer 32-bit, not Internet Explorer 64-bit.
  • Internet Explorer 10+ is available only as a 32-bit application, not as a 32-bit and a 64-bit application.
Versions Of Internet Explorer Included With And Supported By Windows Vista/7
Windows
(Build)
Vista
(6.0.6000)
Vista SP1
(6.0.6001)
Vista SP2
(6.0.6002)
7
(6.1.7600)
7 SP1
(6.1.7601)
General
Availability
30 Jan 2007 18 Mar 2008 26 May 2009 22 Oct 2009 22 Feb 2011
Included With
(Cipher Strength)
IE7.0.6000.16386
(256-bit)
IE7.0.6001.18000
(256-bit)
IE7.0.6002.18005
(256-bit)
IE8.0.7600.16385
(256-bit)
IE8.0.7601.17514
(256-bit)
Also Supports IE8 IE8 IE8, IE9 IE9, ED79+ IE9, IE10, IE11, ED79+

5. Versions Of Internet Explorer Included With And Supported By Windows 8/8.1

  • On Windows 8/8.1, the default version of Internet Explorer is Internet Explorer Desktop, not Internet Explorer Metro.
  • On Windows 8/8.1 64-bit, Internet Explorer Desktop is 32-bit and Internet Explorer Metro is 64-bit.
  • Internet Explorer 11.0 was released for Windows 7, not Windows 8.
Versions Of Internet Explorer Included With And Supported By Windows 8/8.1
Windows
(Build)
8
(6.2.9200)
8.1
(6.3.9600)
8.1 Update Apr 2014
KB2919355
(6.3.9600)
8.1 Update Nov 2014
KB3000850
(6.3.9600)
General
Availability
26 Oct 2012 17 Oct 2013 08 Apr 2014 17 Nov 2014
Included With IE10.0.9200.16384 IE11.0.9600.16384 IE11.0.9600.17031 IE11.0.9600.17416
Also Supports - ED79+ ED79+ ED79+

6. Versions Of Edge And Internet Explorer Included With And Supported By Windows 10

  • On Windows 10, the default web browser is Edge, not Internet Explorer.
  • On Windows 10 64-bit, Edge is 64-bit and Internet Explorer is 32-bit.
Versions Of Edge And Internet Explorer Included With And Supported By Windows 10
Windows
(Build)
10 Version 1507
(10.0.10240)
10 Version 1511
(10.0.10586.0)
10 Version 1607
(10.0.14393.0)
10 Version 1703
(10.0.15063.0)
10 Version 1709
(10.0.16299.15)
General
Availability
29 Jul 2015 12 Nov 2015 02 Aug 2016 11 Apr 2017 17 Oct 2017
Included With
  • ED12
    (Edge 20.10240.16384.0)
    (EdgeHTML 12.10240).
  • IE11.0.10240.16384.
  • ED13
    (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
    (EdgeHTML 13.10586).
  • IE11.0.10586.0.
  • ED14
    (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
    (EdgeHTML 14.14393).
  • IE11.0.14393.0.
  • ED15
    (Edge 40.15063.0.0)
    (EdgeHTML 15.15063).
  • IE11.0.15063.0.
  • ED16
    (Edge 41.16299.15.0)
    (EdgeHTML 16.16299).
  • IE11.15.16299.0.
Also Supports ED79+ ED79+ ED79+ ED79+ ED79+
Versions Of ED And IE Included With And Supported By Windows 10
Windows
(Build)
10 Version 1803
(10.0.17134.1)
10 Version 1809 (1)
(10.0.17763.1)
10 Version 1809 (2)
(10.0.17763.107)
10 Version 1903
(10.0.18362.30)
10 Version 1909
(10.0.18363.418)
General
Availability
30 Apr 2018 02 Oct 2018 13 Nov 2018 21 May 2019 12 Nov 2019
Included With
  • ED17
    (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
    (EdgeHTML 17.17134).
  • IE11.1.17134.0.
  • ED18
    (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
    (EdgeHTML 18.17763).
  • IE11.1.17763.0.
  • ED18
    (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
    (EdgeHTML 18.17763).
  • IE11.55.17763.0.
  • ED18
    (Edge 44.18362.1.0)
    (EdgeHTML 18.18362).
  • IE11.1.18362.0.
  • ED18
    (Edge 44.18362.387.0)
    (EdgeHTML 18.18363).
  • IE11.418.18362.0.
Also Supports ED79+ ED79+ ED79+ ED79+ ED79+
(1)(2) There was two official releases of Windows 10 Version 1809; 1.) Build 10.0.17763.1 released 02 Oct 2018, and 2.) Build 10.0.17763.107 released 13 Nov 2018. For additional information, see Updated Version Of Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released To Windows Insiders (blogs.windows.com) and Resuming The Rollout Of The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (blogs.windows.com).
Versions Of ED And IE Included With And Supported By Windows 10
Windows
(Build)
10 Version 2004 (1)
(10.0.19041.264)
10 Version 20H2 (2)
(10.0.19042.508)
10 Version 21H1
(10.0.19043.928)
10 Version 21H2
(10.0.19044.1288)
General
Availability
27 May 2020 20 Oct 2020 18 May 2021 16 Nov 2021
Included With
  • ED18
    (Edge 44.19041.1.0)
    (EdgeHTML 18.19041).
  • IE11.264.19041.0.
  • ED84.0.522.52.
  • IE11.508.19041.0.
  • ED89.0.774.68.
  • IE11.?. (3)
  • ED92.0.902.67.
  • IE11.?. (4)
Also Supports ED79+ - - -
(1) Edge (Chromium based) was released 15 Jan 2020. Windows 10 Version 2004 was released 27 May 2020. Windows 10 Version 2004 includes Edge Legacy (EdgeHTML based), not Edge (Chromium based).
(2) Windows 10 Version 20H2 includes Edge (Chromium based), not Edge Legacy (EdgeHTML based).
(3)(4) The Internet Explorer full version number (including version major, minor, and dot values) is obtained via Tools | About Internet Explorer. However, on Windows 10 Version 21H1 and 21H2, Tools | About Internet Explorer reports winver.exe information, not the typical Internet Explorer information including the Internet Explorer full version number. Therefore, the Internet Explorer full version number is reported as IE11.?.

7. Versions Of Edge Included With And Supported By Windows 11

Versions Of Edge Included With And Supported By Windows 11
Windows
(Build)
11 Version 21H2
(10.0.22000.194)
General
Availability
04 Oct 2021
Included With ED90.0.818.66
Also Supports -

8. Resources And Additional Information