Internet Explorer 8 system requirements

Computer/Processor

  • Computer with a 233 megahertz (MHz) processor or higher (Pentium processor recommended)

Operating System

  • Windows XP 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

  • Windows Vista 32-bit

  • Windows Vista 64-bit

  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher

  • Windows Server 2003 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows Server 2003 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit or higher

  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit or higher

Memory

  • Windows XP 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—64 MB

  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition—128 MB

  • Windows Vista 32-bit—512 MB

  • Windows Vista 64-bit—512 MB

  • Windows Server 2003 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—64 MB

  • Windows Server 2003 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—128 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit—512 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit—512 MB

Hard Disk Space

  • Windows XP 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—150 MB

  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition—200 MB

  • Windows Vista 32-bit—70 MB

  • Windows Vista 64-bit—120 MB

  • Windows Server 2003 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—150 MB

  • Windows Server 2003 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher—200 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit—150 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit—200 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

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