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Internet Explorer 1.0 and 2.0 logo Microsoft Internet Explorer 2 logo Internet Explorer 3 logo and workmark Internet Explorer 4 & 5 Internet Explorer 6 logo
1995–2006 1995–2006 1996–2006 1997–2001 2001–2006
 
IE7 Beta 1 icon Internet Explorer 7 IE9 Internet Explorer 10
2005–2006 2006–2011 2011–2012 2012–2015


Microsoft Internet Explorer 1

1995–2006

Internet Explorer 1.0 and 2.0 logo

Extended support ended on July 11, 2006 (Mainstream support ended on June 30, 2003).

Microsoft Internet Explorer 2

1995–2006

Microsoft Internet Explorer 2 logo

Extended support ended on July 11, 2006 (Mainstream support ended on June 30, 2003).

Microsoft Internet Explorer 3

1996–2006

Internet Explorer 3 logo and workmark

This is the first logo to include the famous IE logo. Extended support ended on July 11, 2006 (Mainstream support ended on June 30, 2003).

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 – 7 Beta

1997–2006

Internet Explorer 4 & 5
In Internet Explorer 5.0, the famous logo was now fully implemented everywhere. This logo is similar to the present logo, except for the design. Expect the easter egg on About screen. This logo is used as the IE6 and IE7 Beta "mshtml.dll" Desktop mode icon.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 – 7 Beta

2001–2006

Internet Explorer 6 logo

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta

2005–2006

IE7 Beta 1 icon

This was the original logo of Internet Explorer 7 during part of the beta phase before being changed in late 2005.

Windows Internet Explorer 7 – 8

2006–2011

Internet Explorer 7

Microsoft Internet Explorer was rebranded as Windows Internet Explorer during the release of Windows Vista. The icon has been overhauled to have a gold orbit instead of a blue one. This logo was used for IE7 and IE8. A slogan called "Have you had a break today?" was made due to the launch of Windows Live. As of today, IE8 remains as the most popular browser along with IE11.

Windows Internet Explorer 9

2011–present

IE9

While the same elements are used, the IE9 logo is noticeably different from the IE8 logo. This logo is used as the IE10 and IE11 Desktop mode icon.[1][2] This is used as a primary logo on Windows 7/10. This is used as a secondary logo on Windows 8.x.

Windows Internet Explorer 10 – 11

2012–present

Internet Explorer 10

This logo is used for the Metro/Modern UI style version of Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on Windows 8.x and Windows RT. Also used on Windows Phone since Internet Explorer 9. Notice that this logo also looks a lot like the 1997 logo, which used to be flat 2D. This is used as a primary logo on Windows 8.x. This is used as a secondary logo on Windows 7/10. You can find this logo on Windows 7/8.x/10 by opening Internet Explorer, clicking the settings icon, and clicking "About Internet Explorer".

In Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10049, The default browser was changed to IE's successor browser called Microsoft Edge.

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