help installing IE4 on NT4 Server

Posted on 2003-12-03
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Our NT server has IE4 and i want to get it up to date.
I went to the MS website and tried installing IE6 and got a message that a installation was pending and that i needed to reboot my the Computer. I rebooted the pc but still recieved the same message. Also to troubleshhot, i downloaded IE6 and tried installing it this way but yet again the same message. The server has SP6a.
Question by:exdos
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 97

Assisted Solution

war1 earned 200 total points
ID: 9870108
Greetings, exdos!
  NT4 cannot accept IE greater that 5.5.  You can get IE5.5 or less from here

Full Versions of Internet Explorer

Best wishes, war1

Author Comment

ID: 9870189
Great I will try that out in the morning. Can i use ie5.5 SP2? or am i abled to apply any version of 5.5
LVL 97

Expert Comment

ID: 9870393
You should use IE5.5 SP2, because it the lastest.  You can use earlier versions.
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.


Author Comment

ID: 9872858
I keep recieving the message " a previous installation program was never completed. You will need to restart your computer to complete the installation before running Internet Explorer setup. Setup will now close" I have rebooted the server. The last thing i installed was MS KB824146 patch.
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

Luc Franken earned 300 total points
ID: 9873032
You might want to check this one:

Error Message: A Previous Program Installation Was Never Completed


LVL 97

Expert Comment

ID: 9876395
The error message comes from your incomplete install of IE6. Remove the old IE6 setup files from C:\ or C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.  Also, remove the startup shortcut in Start > Programs > Startup

Featured Post

ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

At ScreenConnect, partner feedback doesn't fall on deaf ears. We collected partner suggestions off of their virtual wish list and transformed them into one game-changing release: ScreenConnect 6.0. Explore all of the extras and enhancements for yourself!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In a recent article here at Experts Exchange (, I discussed my nine-month sandbox testing of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, specifically with respect to r…
#Citrix #POC #XenDesktop #vCenter #VMware #ESX
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question