August 27th, 2006 by Keith

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 7 RC 1 for Windows XP SP2

Posted in Site News, Software Companies, Web Apps, Windows


The wait isn’t going to be long, Microsoft has finally released its first Release Candidate (RC) of Internet Explorer 7. This release candidate (RC1) has been designed to make everyday task easier, providing dynamic security protection, as well as improving development platform and manageability. A streamlined interface, tabbed browsing, advanced printing management, improved search functionality, instant feeds(RSS) and dynamic security protection are part of the end-user improvements in Microsoft’s effort.

Microsoft IE 7 RC1 can be downloaded from Microsoft website, but this download is only supported on machines running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 only. RC1 is released on August 24, 2006.

Minimum System Requirement

  • - Computer/Processor: Computer with a 233MHz processor or higher (Pentium processor recommended)
  • - Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • - Memory: 64 MB of RAM minimum
  • - Full install size: 12 MB
  • - Drive: CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)
  • - Display: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
  • - Peripherals: Modem or Internet connection; Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device

Please note that if you are running a previous version of the Internet Explorer 7 Beta, do follow the following steps to uninstall the current version prior downloading and installing the latest version:

  1. Click Start button, then go to Control Panel
  2. Click on Add/Remove programs
  3. Click on Change/Remove programs and make sure “Show updates” is checked in the upper-right side of the screen
  4. Scroll down the list and highlight “Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview”
  5. Click “Remove” to uninstall the previous version of Internet Explorer 7
  6. Reboot your PC and return to this download page and begin downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview

Download Link: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1

Note that, the download is only available to customers running genuine Windows operating systems, thus validation with the Microsoft server will be required.

2 Responses to “Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 7 RC 1 for Windows XP SP2”

  1. camera-digital Says:

    Hi everybody!

    Can the open source software movement defeat (or severely cripple) Microsoft in the marketplace? Thank you :)

  2. Keith Says:

    Microsoft is a big enterprise, I do not see open source taking over that any time in the near future.

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