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Old June 3rd, 2005, 07:14 PM
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Internet Explorer 6

I just bought a used Toshiba Satellite Pro 430CDS Laptop with a 120 MHg CPU & 48 MB RAM, & I just installed a new 800 MB HD to replace the 500 MB HD that was on it. After re-installing W95 from a CD, I've been unable to access the MS Update site, or to download IE6 from the MS IE site!! Does anybody know how I can download or install IE6??


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Old June 3rd, 2005, 10:47 PM
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IE 6 is not compatible with Win95. The latest version you will be able to update to is 5.5
I would recommend using a 3rd party browser to ensure security - Firefox or Opera are good choices for Win95.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 04:36 PM
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RE: Internet Explorer 6

Since I've gotten many different replies from different forums, I'm going to post all of them for the sake of education:
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You should be able to download it directly at
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...5e5d-48f5-b02b
mikel -- Administrator -- Sr. Member -- PCHelpLIVE Computer Support Forums
http://pchelplive.com/smf/index.php/topic,3493.0.html
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Hi arc172992 Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!
You can download the full installation of Internet Explorer from one of these sites:
http://www.evolt.org
http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit/6.0
http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au
Let us know if that works for you or not.
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Hello. Unfortunately IE6 isn't going to work on Windows 95, and Microsoft isn't updating IE5 for Windows 95 either so it's full of security holes. That means your best best would be to download another browser. Since I just mentioned a few choices to someone else, I'll paste them in here:
Opera: http://www.opera.com/download
Mozilla: http://www.mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x
How to install Firefox in Windows 95 (if you want to try):
http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/windows_95
A browser that uses Mozilla's HTML engine is K-Meleon:
http://www.kmeleon.org
If you use Internet Explorer, you could end up with a lot of unwanted junk on your system eventually (adware and stuff that installs itself without your permission). Good luck...
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http://www.karlsforums.com/forums/v...d.php?tid=24406
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IE6 is not compatible with Win95. The latest version you will be able to update to is 5.5. I would recommend using a 3rd party browser to ensure security - Firefox or Opera are good choices for Win95.
smurfy -- Mod_errata -- Moderator: Applications - Linux - Windows NT/2000/2003 - Windows95 forums. Cyber Tech Help Support Forums
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#1. The following URL confirms that W98 is a minimum for IE6:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

#2. Also, the following URL says that W98 is also a minimum for IE5:
http://www.windowsdownloads.com

#3. Also, the following URL also says that W98 is also a minimum for Firefox:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/fire...m-requirements

#4. I got the following error message when I tried to install Firefox:
"A required .DLL file, MSVCRT.DLL, was not found"
Does anybody know what that means??

#5. However, I haven't tried to follow the advice at the following URL:
http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/windows_95

#6. I got the following error message when I tried to install AVG Anti-Virus with firewall from Grisoft:
"DCOM95 is missing!"
Does anybody know what that means??

#7. I got the following error message when I tried to install a firewall from ZoneAlarm:
"This computer uses Windows 95. ZoneAlarm cannot be installed on this system."

#8. I was able to install Opera, but considering everything, I'm just going to take the advice from a person from Karl's Forums, and buy a W98 CD from the internet.

#9. To save myself download time in the future, I've ordered an IE6 CD from the following URL:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/...x?Locale=en-us

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Old June 4th, 2005, 05:21 PM
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Howdy:

Sure hope you didn't have to pay for it as methinks you are about to receive a very fancy coaster for your coffee table.. It isn't going to work !!!

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Old June 4th, 2005, 10:29 PM
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RE: Internet Explorer 6

#1. As I said before, the following URL lists W98 as a minimum requirement for IE5:
http://www.windowsdownloads.com

#2. However, the URL above must be wrong, because the following MS URL lists W95 as a minimum requirement for IE 5.5:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;266389

#3. The correct URL for an IE 5.5 SP2 download at EVOLT:
http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit/5.5_SP2

#4. Also, the following URL has a lot of info on W95:
http://oldfiles.org.uk/lightspeed/lightspeed95.html

Alan Cox

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Old June 4th, 2005, 10:45 PM
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As I said.. Sure hope you didn't pay for it!!

1: http://www.smartcomputing.com/editor...&guid=4axh8840

Web Browser. Win95 shipped with IE (Internet Explorer) 2 and later, IE3. Both versions were pretty good in their day, but they lack many of the features available in later versions of IE, which can prevent you from accessing or using many Web sites. WinXP currently ships with IE6, which isn't compatible with Win95, but current or nearly current browsers that run under Win95 are available from other sources. Two popular choices are Netscape 6.2 (free; http://wp.netscape.com/browsers/6 /sysreq.html?cp=n6ilnvreq) and Opera 7.11 ($39; http://www.opera.com). Both browsers contain email programs, support multiple users, and include support for SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption (for online shopping and banking). Netscape 7.1 isn't compatible with Win95, but Netscape 6.2 is still available.

2: www.softwarepatch.com/internet/ie6.html

Description
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (also called IE6 SP1) is the latest browser from Microsoft that includes Outlook Express 6, Net Meeting and many new privacy and customisation features. Note that IE6 SP1 will not run on Windows 95.
3: Your same windowsupdates website

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 - (freeware) - Newest version of Internet Explorer. Includes Outlook Express, provides a private, reliable, and flexible browsing experience and the freedom to experience the best of the Internet for users of Windows XP, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows NT? 4.0 Workstation.

Please note the release date on your #2 link.. That means Microsoft seen fit to apply the update to Win95.. Now, look at the Release Date on this link.. Also note that Win95 is no where to be seen as Microsoft support for Win95 ENDED by then which means no more updates including an upgrade to IE6!!

http://support.microsoft.com/support.../Q293/5/13.ASP


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Old June 5th, 2005, 01:31 AM
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RE: Internet Explorer 6

#1. I've got EVEREST v1.51.195 from the following URL's:
http://www.lavalys.com
http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en

#2. According to EVEREST v1.51.195, my W95 is Version 4.00.1111C[W95B OSR 2.0]. Is that the latest W95 version?

#3. According to EVEREST v1.51.195, my IE is Version 4.70.1158[IE 3.0 - Windows 95 OSR2].

#4. Do you know why they would list different version numbers inside the parentheses?? What does OSR mean??

#5. The following URL gives 2 options for downloading IE 5.5 SP -- either a straight 84.12 MB download or a 3.51 MB zip file:
http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit/5.5_SP2

#6. If I download the zip file, will I need WinZip? I tried to install it, but I got a message saying that I didn't have a recent version of the Windows HTML help viewer.

#7. If I download the zip file, can I install it by opening it with my existing IE??

#8. If I go to a nearby library & download the 84.12 MB to a CD, what command what I need to install it on my laptop?? I've got an internal CDROM drive & an external floppie drive.

#9. If I install W98SE, will my 800 MB HD be big enough??

#10. In regard to the IE6 CD that I've ordered from the following URL, I had to pay about $5.00 for shipping:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ordercd/ie6sp1.mspx?Locale=en-us

Thank-you very much, Alan Cox

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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:41 AM
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#2: There is a Win95C available

#4: Try the following link to get your correct version..
http://www.codeproject.com/shell/detectie.asp

OSR 2 = OEM Service Release 2,

#6: You will need some sort of zip program: WinZip, PKUnzip, WinRar to name a couple..

#7: IE doesn't install, it is a web browser.. The setup file would be located in the unzipped folder..

#8: The library would need to have a burner for you to do that. Does it?
Just open the cd-rom drive, find the setup file and double click it..

#9: Win98 needs about 200MB for a complete install.

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Old June 7th, 2005, 05:46 AM
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RE: Internet Explorer 6

Check the following URL's for a good thread on using AVG with W95!!:
http://www.annoyances.org
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win95
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win95/1118002067
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win95/t1118002067
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Old June 7th, 2005, 04:22 PM
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RE: Internet Explorer 6

Here's the URL for downloading DCOM95 in case you need it to install AVG on W95:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d7a4de78-81a9-4db7-beb6-84ff99342172&displaylang=en

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Old June 7th, 2005, 07:43 PM
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RE: Internet Explorer 6

I just downloaded and installed DCOM95 on my W95, but then when I tried to install AVG, a message said that I also needed either IE5.01 or Office 2000!!

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Old June 15th, 2005, 12:28 AM
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RE: Internet Explorer 6

The following URL has many downloads for browsers in "ZIP" files, but it says that they won't work on W95 because "The .local trick wasn't added until Windows 98 and Windows 2000."!! Does anybody know what that means??

http://www.skyzyx.com/downloads

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Old June 15th, 2005, 01:18 AM
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It means that site is not what you are looking for - it has cut-down IE versions used for web developers to test page rendering, not for www usage - read the warnings on that page.

I don't know how much simpler we can make this:
If you want to stick with MS Internet Explorer and are continuing to run ANY version of Windows 95, you are stuck with IE5.5sp2
You can get it here (Do't worry about the "for Windows ME" bit, MS no longer officially support 95/98 and therefore don't say this download is for those O/S.

If you want a browser that is being kept up-to-date with all the security threats on the internet now, you need to look at an alternative to IE.

Unfortunately many 3rd party software suppliers use shared code from IE5.x (e.g. AVG, Incredimail...) so you may need to install the last IE version but not use it for your browsing.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 05:47 AM
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RE: Internet Explorer 6

#1. I already knew that IE6 wouldn't work on W95, but I was hoping to download IE5.5SP2 in a "ZIP" file!! I did download IE5.5SP2 in a "ZIP" file from the following URL, but when I tried to open it, I got the following error message:
"The IEXPLORE.EXE file is linked to missing export SHLWAPI.DLL:185"
Do you know what that means?? Also, do you know what the following URL was referring to in regard to "The .local trick wasn't added until Windows 98 and Windows 2000."??
http://www.skyzyx.com/downloads


#2. Thank-you very much for the URL to download IE5.5SP2 from MS, because I tried downloading IE5.5SP2 from EVOLT, but it wouldn't open properly!! Have you ever tried downloading from EVOLT??
MS:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0A50996B-DEB9-4A46-81DA-ABEF1EBBD08A&displaylang=en

EVOLT: http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit/5.5_SP2

#3. The reason that I was hoping to download a "ZIP" file is because I've got dial-up, & it automatically disconnects after about 3.5 hours!! When I downloaded IE5.5SP2 from EVOLT, I had to go to a library that had "broadband", & I downloaded it to a CD!! I'll go back to the library, & try the download from MS.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 06:21 AM
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RE: ".local"

In regard to the meaning of "The .local trick wasn't added until Windows 98 and Windows 2000.", a person from another forum said the following:

"Taking a stab, I think it refers to adding .local onto the end of your FQDN. This will differentiate it between your internal network and external domain name.
ie
http://www.network.com.local = internal
http://www.network.com (no .local) is your Internet address"
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