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Proper Installation and Use of IE6EOLAS_NT.ZIP

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A few weeks ago, Dark_King pointed me to a file from the UK's Mirror service that presents itself as an upgraded, stand-alone version of IE6 that may be used on a Win2K system.  The file is known as IE6EOLAS_NT.ZIP.  It downloads beautifully and opens in Winzip, but does not contain a usual setup executable file--just 13 separate files, most of which are DLL.  I hesitate to add these to my IE subdirectory in PROGRAM FILES, because I don't know if doing this will harm the functionality of IE6 I'm already using.  Winzip does not treat this as a self-executing or self-extracting archive, so all I can do is extract them to a directory on my system.

Please give me some insight into how I may use this set of files safely to add more features to IE6, SP1.  Thanks.

-Kane
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You need to place the extracted files into a folder called C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer 6\

The zip should contain ieexploer.exe (if it does not go back to the download site - any of three mirrors from http://browsers.evolt.org/download.php?/ie/32bit/standalone/ie6eolas_nt.zip - there may be other zips out there which do not contain what they advertise - remember you are downloading an executable so scan everything unless you are sure of the source)

Create a desktop shortcut to the exe to run.

(BTW the ie6eolas_nt.zip is designed to run IE6 SP1 with IE7 installed alongside - not to replace an existing IE6 install.  I'm not sure from your Q what exactly you already have installed.)

Also note that the ie6eolas_nt.zip will attempt to install ITToolbar on your browser, this is not malicious but you may want to either prevent this at install or remove it afterwards.

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Very clear.  It identifies how to use a particular browser without replacing the one previously installed.
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