Internet Explorer 6.01 SP1 Patches
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available for Windows XP, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows 98, and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a. Internet Explorer 6 SP1 is a critical update. Internet Explorer 6 SP1 includes all prior patches and updates as well as enhancements to security and reliability. IE 6 is not compatible with Windows 95.
Total download size for a typical installation is approximately 25 megabytes. However, because setup downloads only those files that are necessary for your computer, this size can vary between 11 and 75mb.
See the Download the full IE package page for a tip on how to download ALL the files needed to install IE.
For a list of issues that are addressed in Internet Explorer 6 SP1, read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 326489.
Uninstalling Service Pack 1: If you upgraded from IE5.5 to IE6 prior to applying IE6 SP1, you are in trouble. Uninstalling IE6 SP1 will then uninstall the entire IE6 instead of only the Service Pack. Don’t do it unless you must.
Windows Server 2003 Note: For the Windows Server 2003 version of this article please read Internet Explorer 6 on Windows Server 2003 Patches.
Internet Explorer 6.0 with SP1 requires the following security-related patches:
This update replaces the update that is included with Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-038. That update is also a cumulative update.
This update does include Hotfixes that have been released since the release of MS04-004 or MS04-025, but they will only be installed on systems that need them. Customers who have received Hotfixes from Microsoft or from their support providers since the release of MS04-004 or MS04-025 should review the “I have received a Hotfix from Microsoft or my support provider since the release of MS04-004. Is that Hotfix included in this security update?” question in the FAQ section of this bulletin to determine how you can make sure that the necessary Hotfixes are installed. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 896688 also documents this in more detail.