IE 6 download ?

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Today I wanted to download IE  6, all the files necessary for an install, I found that I don't know how or where to do so. The only download I could find was for the setup file which starts the install, and then the install process downloads the remaining necessary files. This is fine 80% of the time when broadband is available. However, for those occasions when IE 5.0 or 5.5 are installed and dial-up is the connection method, it would be nice to have the whole shebang on a CD.

Is it possible to download all files necessary for IE 6 without doing the install, save them to burn to a CD? (Without ordering the CD from MS?)
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war1Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Greetings, westone!
  Yes. You can get the whoe 80 MB here.

Full IE6 Download

Best wishes, war1
You can also run the setup file (ie6setup.exe) and go through the screens. At the screen where you choose what options you want installed there is a button labeled Advanced, click this and put a checkmark next to the Download Only option. Then click OK and click Next a few times and it will download the IE6 installation files. When this is done, open Windows Explorer and you should find all the necessary installation files in C:\Windows Update Setup Files.

Hope this helps.

To scottrma: That used to be true - in NT 4.0. When run under Win2k or WinXP, that option doesn't appear. I recently had that same problem, and had to use an NT4 machine to download IE6. By the way, from NT4 you can download it for all supported platforms.

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Here's how to download IE6 to a folder:

1. Make an empty folder (such as  'IExplorer')
2. Download ie6setup.exe to your empty folder (i.e. C:\IExplorer\ie6setup.exe)

3. Create a shortcut to ie6setup.exe
4. Right-Click the shortcut you just made and select 'Properties'
5.  In the 'Target' box, add this code  

                /c:"ie6wzd.exe /d /s:""#E"

      The 'Target' field will look like:

                C:\IExplorer\ie6setup.exe /c:"ie6wzd.exe /d /s:""#E"

6.  TO DOWNLOAD: Click your shortcut and agree to Microsoft's terms, etc.
     InternetExplorer will download to your folder (without installing!)

7.  TO INSTALL:  Click ie6setup.exe

I beleive the documentation is in the IE6 administration documentation. I have seen this posted in the past on
start/windows update. find IE 6 and start downloading, a box will pop up before downloading and ask you "do you want to open from here or save it" click save and then locate your CD Re-writer (browse) and then slick save. or save it to a folder 1st and then move that folder to a blank CD, better that way.

Another idea - pop round to your local PC hypermarket/supermarket, and pick up one of their free CDs for internet access - Use that to install IE6, just don't use their service - OK, so you'll end up with some of their IE6 customisations, but you won't have to donload 80MB if you're on limited bandwidth:)

But thats not the whole installtion is it Huseyin1?  If I understand it correctly, its just the starter file...
westoneAuthor Commented:
Rinnt is correct, that is just the setup file.

Points to war1 for the first and EASIEST solution! That site has more browsers than I knew existed. Thanks!

A couple of the other suggestions had been tried prior to starting this thread and did't work.
Wow, you are right! There are a lot of browsers there! Personally I recommend Mozillia if you feel like trying something new.   Like many non-IE browsers, Mozillia is not vulnerable to IE exploits.  Also, a big feature I love is the ability to block pop up windows!  You can even choose excpetions for the popups and a sound file to be played when it does block =) Plus it has some nice themes for eye candy.
Glad to help.
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