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I recently had a problem with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 5.5 on a couple of PCs in my network. To solve the problem, I needed to reinstall IE 5.5 over the Internet. However, using the download installation of IE for every PC in my network would have been time-consuming. I found the following alternative method in the Microsoft article "Download-Only Setup of Internet Explorer on Windows 2000 and Windows XP" (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q257249).
Go to Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1 and Internet Tools Web site (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/recommended/ie55sp1/default.asp) and download IE 5.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Select Run on the Start menu, browse to the folder that contains the ie5setup.exe file, and enter
/c:"ie5wzd.exe /d /s:""#E
For example, if you saved the ie5setup.exe file in C:\download\ie55, the command would be"C:\download\ie55\ie5setup .exe" /c:"ie5wzd.exe /d /s:""#E
Press Enter, then select the appropriate items for your OS. To perform a quiet installation for your OS, enter
"C:\download\ie55\ie5setup .exe" /c:"ie5wzd.exe /d /q /s:""#E
Available installation options are Current and All. You can't perform a quiet download for specific OSs.
The solution I used also works for IE 6.0. Go to the Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Web site (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/ie6/default.asp) and download IE 6.0. Select Run on the Start menu, browse to the folder that contains the ie6setup.exe file, and enter/c:"ie6wzd.exe /d /s:""#E