How to Check Internet Explorer Versions in Windows XP

By Erin McManaway

Internet Explorer is the Internet browser software that comes built into the Windows XP operating system. From time to time, Microsoft releases updates and fixes to Internet Explorer, patching bugs or security issues the browser has. Because the newer versions of the browser are often more secure than the older versions, you should keep your browser updated to the most current version of Internet Explorer. You can view the list of Internet Explorer versions on the Microsoft website and compare this with the version that your browser software displays.

Step 1

Click the "Start" button to launch the Start menu.

Step 2

Click "Internet Explorer" from the Start menu to launch the browser.

Step 3

Click "Help" from the top toolbar. You can also hold down the "Alt" key on your keyboard and press the "H" key to launch the "Help" menu.

Step 4

Click "About Internet Explorer" from the "Help" menu. The browser lists Internet Explorer's version number next to "Version" in this window.

Step 5

Press the "OK" button to return to Internet Explorer.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you do not have the latest version of Internet Explorer, you can download it from the Microsoft website.