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

Last reviewed/updated: 04 May 2018 | 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 web code, an author needs to determine which web browsers to support. With respect to IE and ED, knowing the version of Windows that the users are running may suffice. For example, if the users are running Windows 7, then they are using IE9 - 11 because Windows 7 supports IE9 - 11.

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 include and support IE, not ED. Windows 10 includes and supports IE and ED, with ED being the default web browser.

1.1. Release Date Of The IE7+ And ED Standalone Installers

The following table lists the release date of the IE7+ and ED standalone installers, not the release date of IE7+ and ED as included with the release of Windows:

Release Date Of The IE7+ And ED Standalone Installers
Version IE7 IE8 IE9 IE10 IE11 ED12+
Released 06 May 2008 19 Mar 2009 14 Mar 2011 25 Feb 2013 06 Nov 2013 -

1.2. Abbreviations

  • IE = Internet Explorer.
  • ED = Edge = EdgeHTML rendering engine (ED12+) and/or Edge browser (ED20+).
  • 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 IE And ED Included With And Supported By Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

2.1. Versions Of IE Included With And Supported By Windows 98/ME

Versions Of IE 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

2.2. Versions Of IE Included With And Supported By Windows 2000/XP

Versions Of IE 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

2.3. Versions Of IE 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 IE 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 IE9, IE10, IE11

2.4. Versions Of IE 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.
Versions Of IE 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 - - - -

2.5. Versions Of ED And IE 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 ED And IE 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)
10 Version 1803
(10.0.17134.1)
General
Availability
29 Jul 2015 12 Nov 2015 02 Aug 2016 11 Apr 2017 17 Oct 2017 30 Apr 2018
Included With
  • ED20.10240.16384.0
    (EdgeHTML 12.10240).
  • IE11.0.10240.16384.
  • ED25.10586.0.0
    (EdgeHTML 13.10586).
  • IE11.0.10586.0.
  • ED38.14393.0.0
    (EdgeHTML 14.14393).
  • IE11.0.14393.0.
  • ED40.15063.0.0
    (EdgeHTML 15.15063).
  • IE11.0.15063.0.
  • ED41.16299.15.0
    (EdgeHTML 16.16299).
  • IE11.15.16299.0.
  • ED42.17134.1.0
    (EdgeHTML 17.17134).
  • IE11.1.17134.0.
Also Supports - - - - - -

3. Resources And Additional Information