Internet Explorer Collection

3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 (271 votes)


Windows (All) / Freeware / 214,926 downloads

Internet Explorer is a browser developed by Microsoft. Windows Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer) is based on the Trident render engine.

Internet Explorer Collection contains multiple IE versions, which are standalone so they can be used at the same time. This is useful for web developers. Conditional Comments are important for web developers, because they use them to target specific versions of Internet Explorer. In the standalone versions Conditional Comments work exactly the same as in the native versions. The original version number is shown correcty in the User Agent string.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Updated Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar from 1.00.2188.0 to 1.00.2189.0

    - Added the Firebug Web Development Extension for Internet Explorer

    - Improved compatibility with Windows 7

    - Improved the installer

    - Improved the uninstaller

    - Improved default settings

Reviews of Internet Explorer Collection

  1. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 6, 2014)

    Strongly advise against using this browser since the latest version found a problem with the protection of personal data

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Oct 7, 2011)

    I already have multiple IE installed for versions up to IE6. I could not get IE 7 standalone to work because of a bug with the form input fields- so I downloaded this one just for IE7-
    Worked perfectly!
    I didn't install any of the other IE's, but have no doubt that they wouldn't work as well. Make sure you guys check the compatibility chart to see if your version of Windows is compatible with the browser you want to test

    Thanks! ^_^

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 15, 2011)

    Contains a trojan.

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 7, 2011)

    Installed on Windows 7, and my experience is:
    - It doesn't install IE9 (?).
    - The machine already had IE8 installed, so it didn't install that.
    - Can't get IE7 on Win7, yeah, ok, I get that.
    - So it installed two versions of IE6, neither of which work, they just crash on launch. I tried running them as Administrator, no luck.

    So I started out with a machine with IE8. And now I have a machine that still has IE8, but also two broken installs of IE6.

    tldr; Don't bother.

  5. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Aug 26, 2011)

    Nice idea but in my opinion create a pack with only the last 3 IEs. Thats all any user would really care about.

  6. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Aug 4, 2011)

    I only got up to IE6. IE7-9 are non-existent. It claimed to have IE9 installed, but then when I downgraded my IE9 back to 8, because I really needed at least 8, the supposed IE9 for IE Collection turned into IE8 and vice versa when I upgraded back to IE9. I don't have time for this bulls*** and I'm baffled as how this was even recommended to me. This was a complete waste of my time. Thanks for nothing.

  7. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 21, 2011)

    very good . thanks

  8. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 9, 2011)

    its very good

  9. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 1, 2011)

    Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I have win 7 hom 64bit. I have downloaded I will install the IE versions 6, 7 and 8, with the dev bar and the firebug. (I have 9 already).

    But it can't/doesn't install 7 and 8. They are also outgreyed. Is that normal? Or....

    I think i have installed an earlier version a year ago on xp and there I have al the verisons from 1.5 till 8!?

  10. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jun 10, 2011)

    Tries to install Adware. Buggy. Does not install all versions of IE as described on specs page. Not worth the install.

  11. 5 out of 5 stars
    Paul Skinner

    Reviewing (Mar 7, 2011)

    So your suggesting that because it packages 1-5 as well as 6-8 that it's complete junk?

    You can pick which versions you want, you know, you don't have to install them all.

    Having 7 & 8 side by side is extremely useful.

  12. 2 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing (Feb 8, 2011)

    seriously Paul ,, chances are if someone comes to your site in IE-5 they will not have half the brain to click on the button that says buy my product...

  13. 5 out of 5 stars
    Paul Skinner

    Reviewing (Sep 8, 2010)

    I can't work out if the reviewers below are genuinely idiotic, or have some ulterior motive.

    This is excellent for website compatibility testing. Works brilliantly.

  14. 1 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing (Jul 21, 2010)

    if your gonna release this give me a windows 98ME to go with it, a complete waste of bandwidth

  15. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jun 23, 2010)

    Install with only IE6 => Run => Crash => Uninstall

  16. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jun 22, 2010)

    ie is a security nightmare.

  17. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jan 23, 2010)

    It's there a way to fix the IE6 issue ? (multiple blank ie6 browser windows open and i can not use it)

  18. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Oct 24, 2009)

    Using external sites like browsershots is nice, but having the actual instance of IE on your own PC is great.

    It is a very small download, very quick to install and start using. I now have all versions of Windows IE on my machine so my version-compatibility testing is now much faster.

    If you have any issue with the software, I suggest contacting the author via the email link on his website.

    This tool will be on all of my Windows development machines.

  19. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 15, 2009)

    It may have to do that my dev machine has ie6 as the default browser, but when I install ie collections whenever I click a link either one or multiple blank ie6 browser windows open. I've uninstalled it and the problem lingers, i've heard that you have to make a regedit change to fix it. Very very very lame.

  20. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 10, 2009)

    Gets better and better!

  21. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Aug 18, 2009)

    Works like a charm now since, as long as i only use standalone versions, which is not a problem actually. Very good job.

  22. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Aug 18, 2009)

    Excellent piece of freeware. Very helpful to developers. Issues I had using previous versions are fixed in this release. Thanks to the Author.

  23. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 13, 2009)

    When your have the problem that native IE8 popups out when opening an url in standalone IE6 you have currently set IE8 as default browser, while you should set another browser (like Firefox/Safari/Chrome/etc.) as default when you want to use standalone versions of IE.
    Another solution is to set the URL you want to visit in IE6 as homepage and then press the home icon, but the first solution is preferred since it's easier and permanent.

    You can find an e-mail address on the publishers website (look at the bottom).

  24. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 2, 2009)

    Nice package, but despite the recent - and expected - fixes i'm still having a few troubles :

    - my native IE8 has broken favorites (and so does IE7)
    - when opening an url in standalone IE6, my native IE8 popups out

    Any chance the fact i'm running a french XP OS could trigger these ? All my colleagues experience the same issues...
    By the way, where do you report problems ? I can't find a link on the webiste...

  25. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Mar 30, 2009)

    In Windows Vista and 7 you already have IE 7 or 8.

  26. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Mar 21, 2009)

    When IE 8 is installed in Vista, IE7 isn't available for installation.

  27. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Mar 20, 2009)

    To have a standalone version of Internet Explorer 8.00.6001.18702 (Final) is nice now more and more people use it.

  28. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Mar 19, 2009)

    Works great in Windows 7 too.

  29. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Mar 6, 2009)

    1 32.33% Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: G
    2 16.16% Googlebot-Image/1.0
    3 8.71% Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: G
    4 4.85% Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +
    5 4.22% Mozilla/5.0 (Twiceler-0.9
    6 3.65% Java/1.6.0_04
    7 2.39% Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: G
    8 2.39% Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola
    9 1.83% Java/1.6.0_07
    10 1.62% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1
    11 1.48% msnbot-media/1.1 (+
    12 1.41% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NE
    13 1.12% Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yahoo! Slurp;
    14 0.84% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET
    15 0.84% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; SLC

  30. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Mar 4, 2009)

    Let me guess, your website is not technical and often visited by inexperienced computer users (the typical IE user).

  31. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Mar 4, 2009)

    Whoever says no one uses IE anymore, wrong.... Here are the stats from my website over the past year.

    1. Internet Explorer 9,399 75.08%
    2. Firefox 2,053 16.40%
    3. Safari (Mac/Windows/iPhone) 763 6.10%
    4. Mozilla 214 1.71%
    5. Chrome 28 0.22%
    6. Opera 24 0.19%
    7. Netscape 13 0.10%
    8. Camino 6 0.05%
    9. Playstation 3 4 0.03%
    10. 8900a 3 0.02%
    11. Blazer (Palm) 3 0.02%
    12. Konqueror 2 0.02%
    13. Mozilla Compatible Agent 2 0.02%
    14. (not set) 1 0.01%
    15. HTC-8900 1 0.01%
    16. Playstation Portable 1 0.01%
    17. SeaMonkey 1 0.01%

  32. 5 out of 5 stars
    Beta Soft

    Reviewing (Feb 28, 2009)

    Being able to use Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 side-by-side on recent Windows versions is really useful for web developers.

  33. 5 out of 5 stars
    Paul Skinner

    Reviewing (Feb 26, 2009)

    It's really nice to see someone's putting some effort in to making this work for everyone.
    I didn't expect to see bug fixes.

    Excellent bit of software (not the software inside, obviously :p )

  34. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Feb 9, 2009)

    "No one uses these ancient browsers anymore"
    You are very wrong on that one

  35. 5 out of 5 stars
    Paul Skinner

    Reviewing (Feb 8, 2009)

    Excellent for checking websites in IE6 - 8.
    What the person below said holds true for IE5.5 and backwards.

  36. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Feb 8, 2009)

    It's interesting to use them for a historical perspective, but this is about as useful to developers as MS-DOS is. No one uses these ancient browsers anymore and if any developer supports them still they should be ashamed.

  37. 5 out of 5 stars
    The MAZZTer

    Reviewing (Feb 7, 2009)

    To install all the IEs, run in compatibility mode for 95 to install 1.0, then in XP compatibility mode to install the rest. It's a bit dumb that it doesn't let you install them (it could at least say "Not compatible" but let you do it anyway).

  38. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jan 27, 2009)

    This works nicely and is very useful for designers.

  39. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 30, 2008)

    Great execution, but useless on Vista.

  40. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Aug 29, 2008)

    On Vista 1.5, 2.01, 3.0 can be installed but when the installation has been done in compatible mode then you can install all, sad that only those three work, others give different kinds of kernel or other errors :(
    Would be nice to use more of those on Vista but those three first version are pretty cool and wicked looking.

  41. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Aug 29, 2008)

    So far as I understand it, the purpose of this collection is to enable developers to see the mess that IE can make of their Web sites, particularly in its early versions, so that they can code accordingly. Comments about the lack of adherance to standards by IE are irrelevant, apart from the fact that this download would be irrelevant also if IE had followed standards.

  42. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Aug 28, 2008)

    In fact nothing new. BTW, even when years ago things were different,not following the W3C Web Recommendations in 2008 is IMHO like buying a tank to make your own war...
    If you build a public web page you wish people to have an easy access to reach everywhere, and not to dedicate it only to people using IE7.

  43. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Aug 28, 2008)

    dssdbs : in case you do not know the description is written by the "uploader" not betanews redaction.

    Second : There is no difference between "standards" and recommendations since neither are mandatory and none less descriptive than the other. It is just anal semantic.

  44. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Aug 28, 2008)

    How do u review this. Well i'll thank this program for one thing, It got my IE7 back running again. Ever since trying IE8, and reverting back to IE7, 7 has been a mess, now it works again. As for this. Interesting looking at the older versions. IE 5 is the earliest version i recognize. Using as my test site, IE 1 to 3 didn't work at all. IE4 and and 5 did, than crashed. IE 5.5 worked good and so did the later versions. I don't use IE at all anymore, but of all the versions, I still like IE6 the best.

  45. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 31, 2008)

    Doesn't work on my system (XP/SP3). Always crashes with an error message that IE has to close down etc.

  46. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 30, 2008)

    I hope you really meant to say:

    "...which does not follow the W3C Web Recommendations."

    Because there are NO Web Standards, only recommendations.

  47. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 30, 2008)

    Hi, ...

    >>> dzjepp
    >>> Version:
    >>> I am on Vista 64bit, and it only installed IE 1.5
    >>> Good for a few laughs, to see how broken todays sites are on that version :D

    Respond to : dzjepp

    Me have Vista 64bit Ultimate, x64 sp1.

    Also on my computer = it only install IE 1.5.

    Then try to use "[xp sp2 compatibility mode, and with administrator mode]", the "iecollection1000.exe" file.

    It work for me = now i can install internet explorer, from 1.5 to 8.0 beta 1 versions, with the "iecollection1000.exe" installer.


  48. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 30, 2008)

    I am on Vista 64bit, and it only installed IE 1.5

    Good for a few laughs, to see how broken todays sites are on that version :D

  49. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 30, 2008)

    People should never use Internet Explorer as primary browser, because IE does not comply with web standards and has a lot of security vulnerabilities...

    ...but if you are an Internet Developer and need to test things in different versions of Internet Explorer this collection is very handy, because it's normally not possible to have more then one version of Internet Explorer installed at the same time.
    So I find it quite an achievement that this program manages to get ALL(!) versions of Internet Explorer running side by side on a single system without a glitch!

    I think you have a point Dracodos, but haven't you noticed that the installation is fully customizable, meaning that you are able to only install those versions of Internet Explorer that you want?

  50. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 30, 2008)

    I agree insofar as with IE 1 through 5.5. I doubt very many users have 5.5 and i sincerely doubt anyone nowadays uses 1-4. Nice for historic reasons but thats as far as it goes.

    BUT having IE6 & 7 side by side can help in testing website compatibility. Having IE8 beta along with them is nice in seeing what you can expect for the future, and prepare early.

    Nice idea but in my opinion create a pack with only the last 3 IEs. Thats all any user would really care about.

  51. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 30, 2008)

    Excellent!! Our users have multiple versions of IE installed world-wide - nice way to test our web-based software functionality from same machine.

  52. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 30, 2008)

    Can't see this of being much use at all...a collection of older versions of Internet Exploder??

Discuss Internet Explorer Collection

  1. Jul 18, 2011 - 4:28 PM

    I have posted already a review.. I have used this tool in the past on win XP and it is very useful.

    But now I have windows 7, and when I try to install this tool, it is not possible to select IE 7 and IE 8 and so not possible to install these two versions!. These are for development the most needed ones and still important.

    Why can I not install these two versions on win 7 64 bit? I can install IE1.5, 4, 5, 5.5, but I'm less interested in these versions.