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README for
Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Tools
November 1999
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(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1999
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Disk-Space Requirements for Internet Explorer 5.01 Installation
Installing Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4
Installing Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Tools
Running Internet Explorer 5.01 on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Installing Windows NT 4.0 Service Packs
Installing over Windows 2000 Releases
Running Internet Explorer 5.01 on a Dual-Boot Operating System
Installing or Upgrading the Windows Desktop Update
Installing over Localized Windows 98 Arabic and Hebrew Releases
Installing Outlook Express 5 on Windows Terminal Server
Installing Internet Explorer 5.01 with
Norton Protected Recycle Bin Enabled
Installing on Windows 98 with Novell IPX/IP client
Uninstalling Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Tools
Uninstall for Internet Explorer 4.x Unavailable
To run Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Tools, your system
must meet the following minimum requirements:
– A 486 with a 66 MHz processor (Pentium processor recommended)
– For Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98:
You must be running Service Pack 3 (or higher)
Required to run:27 MB after restart
Required to run:55 MB after restart
Required to run:80 MB after restart
– CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)
– Some components may require additional system resources
Disk-Space Requirements for Internet Explorer 5.01 Installation
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Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Tools Setup installs the
majority of its files to the drive where the Windows operating
system is installed, regardless of the installation location you
chose. To free up space on your hard disk in order to meet the
Internet Explorer 5.01 disk-space installation requirements,
you must free up space on the drive where the Windows operating
Installing Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4
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After you install Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 but before you
install Internet Explorer 5.01, you may see a message recommend-
ing that you install one or both of the following Service Packs
– Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
– Microsoft Data Access Components 2.0 Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 5.01 resolves the Year 2000 issues addressed in
Installing Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Tools
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Whether you choose to install over the network or download the
installation files to your hard disk, some or all of the Setup
files are copied to your hard disk. This allows you to reinstall
more quickly if necessary. If you want to reclaim the disk space,
you can remove the Setup directory by double-clicking the
Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel and then clicking
Internet Explorer 5.01. In the Microsoft Internet Explorer Setup
dialog box, click the Advanced button, and then click “Remove the
folder containing Internet Explorer setup files.”
You cannot install Internet Explorer 5.01 to or run it from a
network drive. However, you can download it to a network drive.
To do this, you must map the network drive to a drive letter on
your computer. You cannot download Internet Explorer 5.01 to a
Running Internet Explorer 5.01 on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
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NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install
and uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes
having administrative privileges the first time you
start your computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet
Explorer 5.01. This is also true for some add-on components.

For corporate deployment on computers running Windows NT 4.0,
make sure you have the following free registry space:
– If you are upgrading from Internet Explorer 2.0 or
Internet Explorer 3.x: at least 4 MB
– If you are upgrading from Internet Explorer 4.x:
If you’re running Internet Explorer 5.01 on Windows NT 4.0,
you must set user permissions to Full Control for the Temporary
Internet Files folder (cache). The user must have write
permission so that files can be stored in the Temporary
If you must reinstall Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
after you install Internet Explorer 5.01, you must specify
when prompted that you do not want it to overwrite any files
that are newer. After SP3 is reinstalled, carry out the
following steps to update the registry:
1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. Type the following: regsvr32 rsabase.dll
Installing Windows NT 4.0 Service Packs
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If you reinstall a Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack after Internet
Explorer 5.01 is installed on your computer, some components
will need to be re-registered. To do this, carry out the
1. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

3. Click Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Tools,
and then click the Add/Remove button.

4. Click Repair Internet Explorer, and then click OK.

5. After the repair operation is complete, restart your computer.

Installing Over Windows 2000 Releases
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This is not a supported configuration. Setup will appear to run,
but it will update the name of the browser without updating the
components. You cannot do a full installation of Microsoft
Internet Explorer 5.01 components over Windows 2000 releases.
Running Internet Explorer 5.01 on a Dual-Boot Operating System
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If you are running Internet Explorer 5.01 on a computer that is
set up to dual boot between two operating systems on the same
partition (for example, Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0), and you
have configured the computer to share a single Program Files
folder, you may have problems with add-on components. Also, when
you uninstall an add-on component from either copy of Internet
Explorer 5.01, it will be removed from both of them without
updating the other operating system’s installed components
information. These problems are because the add-on files are
all stored in the shared Program Files folder, but information
about installed add-on components is stored elsewhere.

Installing or Upgrading the Windows Desktop Update
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To install or upgrade the Windows Desktop Update, you must
install Internet Explorer 4.01 SP2 before you install
If you have already installed Internet Explorer 5.01 and would
like to install the Windows Desktop Update, carry out the
1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 5.01.

2. If Internet Explorer 4.01 SP2 is not already installed on
3. Install the Windows Desktop Update.

4. Reinstall Internet Explorer 5.01.

Installing Over Localized Windows 98 Arabic and Hebrew Releases
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Windows 98 Arabic and Hebrew require the corresponding localized
version of Internet Explorer 5.01. It is not possible to install
the English version of Internet Explorer over the localized
version of Windows 98. This restriction does not apply to
localized versions of Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0. You cannot
install localized Arabic/Hebrew Internet Explorer 5.01 on top of
localized Windows 95 (only English is supported).
Installing Outlook Express 5 on Windows Terminal Server
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Before installing Outlook Express 5 on Windows Terminal
Server, the administrator needs to set a compatibility flag
in the registry for the Outlook Express 5 setup program to
work correctly. To do this, carry out the following steps:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion
Terminal ServerCompatibilityApplicationssetup50
2. Set the following value under the new setup50 key (this value
with Norton Protected Recycle Bin Enabled
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It is recommended that you disable the Norton Protected
Recycle Bin while you install Internet Explorer 5.01, and
that you empty the Norton Protected Recycle Bin before you
run Setup. Before you empty the Norton Protected Recycle
Bin, be sure you review its contents in case it contains
any items you want to recover safely. You can re-enable
this feature after Internet Explorer 5 Setup is complete.

This is recommended because Norton Protected Recycle Bin
will intercept the removal of temporary files that Setup
is trying to delete, and you could run out of free space
on your hard disk if your remaining free space is limited.
This would cause Internet Explorer Setup to appear locked.
For instructions on disabling and re-enabling the Norton
Protected Recycle Bin, see the Norton Utilities documentation.

Installing on Windows 98 with Novell IPX/IP client
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If you are using Novell IPX/IP client with Windows 98, you may
experience problems if you install Internet Explorer 5.01 from
the Internet. If Setup appears to become unresponsive, restart
your computer. Setup will continue and finish normally. To work
around this problem, try one of the following options:
– From the Internet, select the Download Only option,
and then run and install Internet Explorer 5.01 normally.

– Install Internet Explorer 5.01 from a CD-ROM.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Tools
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You can uninstall Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Tools by
1. In Control Panel, double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Click Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Tools,
3. Select “Restore the previous Windows configuration,” then
4. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Uninstall for Internet Explorer 4.x Unavailable
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Uninstall for Internet Explorer 4.x is unavailable when Internet
Explorer 5.01 is installed. The backup files for uninstalling
Version 4.x are replaced by the backup files for version 5.
You cannot uninstall version 4.X after uninstalling version 5.

If you do not have an active connection to the Internet and
the Never Dial A Connection option is selected, when you start
Internet Explorer you may see the following error message:
“Web page not available when offline.” You will be prompted to
To be prompted to dial a connection:
1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

3. Click one of the following options:
Dial Whenever A Network Connection Is Not Present
Always Dial My Default Connection
FTP User Interface and Functionality
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Internet Explorer 5.01 has an improved FTP user interface
when direct access to an FTP server is available. If you
discover an issue in the FTP user interface that blocks FTP
functionality, you can disable this feature on the Advanced
tab in the Internet Options dialog box.

The following functionality is not supported:
– Internet connection via CERN proxy or Web proxies.

– Connecting to VAX or VMS FTP servers.

– Using the browser from within a separate application or
– Drag and drop or copy/paste functionality from an FTP
server is supported only on Windows 2000 and later.

If you run a non-Far East language version of Windows NT 4.0
and you have installed many large fonts, the system’s ability
to use those fonts may be exceeded. If Far East language Web
pages are not displayed correctly, install Windows NT 4.0 Service
Non-English Characters in URLs and Queries
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Internet Explorer 5.01 uses a new standard to transmit non-
English addresses (URLs) to the server. URLs are now encoded
in a character encoding standard named UTF-8. If the server is
running Microsoft Internet Information Server 4 or later, the
URLs will work as expected. Many servers cannot process URLs
encoded in UTF-8. To use non-English characters in URLs with
these servers, carry out the following steps:
1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

3. Clear the Always Send URLs As UTF-8 check box.

The query part of URLs is transmitted in a form fully compatible
Internet Explorer 4.x Compatibility Mode
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The Internet Explorer 4.x compatibility option is useful to
Web developers who want to view and test their Web sites on
different versions of Internet Explorer using the same computer.
You may not be able to change all settings for the browser while
in this mode. When using the compatibility option, you should
change Internet Options through Control Panel, not through the
browser’s Internet Options on the Tools menu.

If you uninstall Outlook Express 5 and you were previously
running Internet Mail and News, you would be able to see only
the messages you received using Internet Mail and News. To
view Outlook Express 5 messages, reinstall Outlook Express 5.
If you uninstall Outlook Express 5 and you were previously
running Outlook Express 4, you can view your Outlook Express 5
messages by using the Import feature. To import your Outlook
Express messages to Outlook Express 4, carry out the following
1. On the File menu, click Import, and then click Messages.

2. On the list of programs, click Microsoft Outlook Express 5.

3. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Internet Explorer 5.01 includes a Windows Radio toolbar that
allows streaming radio playback. By default, the toolbar is
not displayed when the browser is started. To display the
toolbar whenever the browser is started, carry out the
1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

3. In the Multimedia area, click the Always Show
Internet Explorer Radio Bar check box.

Changing the Language of Menus and Dialog Boxes
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Changing the language used in menus and dialog boxes may not
work with all display adapters. If you see blank menus or
dialog boxes after changing the language, try either of the
– Change the resolution of your display adapter.

– Upgrade the driver for your display adapter to a newer
version. For information about updated drivers, contact
the manufacturer of your display adapter.

If you do not want AutoComplete to suggest matches for
certain sensitive previously entered items, you have several
– You can delete a specific AutoComplete entry by highlighting
it in the AutoComplete drop-down list and then pressing DELETE.

– If you want to delete a user name/password combination on a
login page, delete the user name; the password will be deleted
– If you want to clear all form or password information, carry
1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click
2. Click AutoComplete, and then click Clear Forms or
You can no longer install Microsoft Chat 2.5 from the Internet
Explorer 5.01 installation. If you previously installed Microsoft
Chat 2.5 and then you upgrade to Internet Explorer 5.01, you will
be able to continue to use your existing Microsoft Chat 2.5
client for a limited time on the Microsoft Chat servers. If you
do not have a Chat client already installed and you would like
to install one, or if you already have a version of Microsoft
Chat installed, consider installing the new MSN Chat from
Microsoft Wallet is no longer available for installation in
Internet Explorer 5.01. If you have previously installed
Microsoft Wallet and then you upgrade to Internet Explorer 5,
you can continue to manage your wallet information from Web
sites that invoke Wallet’s interface, such as http://www.microsoft.com/wallet/downloads/manage.asp)
Internet Explorer 5.01 now ships with standard encryption
strength of 56-bit and supports the U.S. government standard
for data encryption (DES). Moreover, the cryptographic modules
in Internet Explorer 5.01 have been certified to be compliant
with the Federal Information Standard (FIPS) 140-1. FIPS 140-1
is a U.S. government standard that specifies best practices
for implementing cryptographic software.

There are some known issues when you have Microsoft Visual
Studio(R) 6.0 and Internet Explorer 5.01 installed on the
same computer. These issues are resolved with Microsoft Visual
Studio 6.0 SP3. If you are running Visual Studio 6.0, it is
recommended that you upgrade to SP3 at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/sp/vs6sp3/.

After you install Internet Explorer 5.01 on a computer running
DirecPC 2.0, you may receive an error message when starting
the DirecPC software. To correct this problem, contact Hughes
Network Systems to obtain an updated version of the DirecPC
If you use BackOffice Small Business Server, you must upgrade
to Small Business Server 4.5 before installing Internet
Explorer 5.01. Without the upgrade, the SBS management console
will flicker with each screen transition. Increasing the
number of colors helps the problem but does not resolve it.

Certain versions of the Key Commander software that ship
with the Logitech Internet Keyboard are not compatible with
Internet Explorer 5.01. For more information, contact Logitech
Customer Support or see the Logitech Web site at
If you are running Internet Explorer 5.01, then you install
some Diamond video drivers (downloaded from the Diamond Web
site or from CDs that come with Diamond video cards), you may
not be able to restart your computer.

This is because the Diamond video driver installation replaces
the Windows system file Comctl32.dll. Diamond is aware of this
problem and is fixing their video driver installers. There are
two options for addressing this issue:
1. Make a backup copy of the file Comctl32.dll found in the
WindowsSystem or WinntSystem32 folder (the system folder).

2. Install the Diamond video drivers.

3. Restart your computer by using a bootable floppy disk.

4. After the restart is complete, copy the backup version of
Comctl32.dll to the system folder, overwriting the existing
5. Remove the disk from the floppy disk drive, and then restart
If you have already installed these drivers:
1. Restart your computer by using a bootable floppy disk.

2. At the MS-DOS prompt, change directories to the folder
containing the Internet Explorer 5.01 files. If these files
were downloaded, the default location is C:Windows Update
Setup Files; or, on the CD-ROM, choose the IE5 folder under
3. Extract the Comctl32.dll file by using the following command
extract /e /l c:temp setupw95.cab comctl32.dll
extract /e /l c:temp setupnt.cab comctl32.dll
4. Copy the extracted Comctl32.dll file from the C:Temp folder
into the WindowsSystem or WinntSystem32 folder (the system
folder), overwriting the existing version of the file.

5. Remove the disk from the floppy disk drive, and then restart
Internet Explorer ActiveX Tree and Pop-up Menu Controls
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During the installation of Internet Explorer 5.01, the Setup
program removes earlier versions of the ActiveX tree control
and pop-up menu controls due to compatibility issues with this
version of the browser. Programs that rely on these controls may
require reinstallation of the controls to restore functionality.

Windows NT 4.0 included an old version of the Schedule service,
also known as At service (Atsvc.exe). Internet Explorer 5.01
upgrades it to the new version of the Schedule service, Task
Scheduler (MSTask.exe) and converts At jobs to Scheduled Tasks.

With the old At service, all At jobs had to run in the same
account as the service itself. The default account for the
service was the Local System account, but it could be changed
to another user account if desired. Some Windows NT 4.0 users
changed the At service’s account because they needed their
With the Task Scheduler, each scheduled task can be configured
to run in a different account. The Task Scheduler service itself
has to run in the Local System account.

For backward compatibility, the Task Scheduler allows the user
to set one account to use when running scheduled tasks that were
created from At jobs. When Internet Explorer 5.01 is installed,
this account is set to the Local System account. If you are
running Windows NT 4.0 and you changed the account that the At
service ran in to something other than the Local System account,
then after installing Internet Explorer 5.0 you would need to
manually re-enter the user name and password for that account.
To do this, in the Scheduled Tasks folder, click the Advanced
menu, and then click AT Service Account.
This must be done manually because Internet Explorer 5 Setup
cannot decrypt the password that was used by the At service.

For more information about At service compatibility, see online
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