Upgrading IE2 -> IE6 Under NT4
Yesterday I broke out VMware to test a .NET based application I am developing under a few different versions of Windows.
As expected, 95 could not take the .NET Framework.
98 worked fine, requiring only an install of IE6 (5+ required) with a few minor drawing issues.
2000, XP and 2003 all worked like a charm.
NT4 on the other hand was... interesting.
With VMware, it’s simple enough to drag and drop files into the emulated OS. Attempting to install the .NET framework I was told that it needed IE 5 or better. Being curious I double checked the current version, 2.0.
Ordinarily when you want to update something like IE, where do you go? Personally, I head to Windows Update, unfortunately, I was greeted by the following screen:
And now... back to our story. Reaching the link I clicked on it and was moments later greeted with:
Kind of funny when you think about it... the two main ways of updating software on a Windows box are out of reach because of the software you are trying to update.
I ended up DLing the needed installer (ie6setup.exe) on another PC and sharing it over the network to the NT box, after that everything went smoothly, still a funny set of problems.