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Internet Explorer 1.0 and 2.0 logo Microsoft Internet Explorer 2 logo Internet Explorer 3 logo and wordmark Internet Explorer 4 and 5 logo Internet Explorer 6 logo
1995 1995–1996 1996–1997 1997–2006 2001–2006
 
IE7 Beta 1 icon IE6 IE9 Internet Explorer 10 logo
2005–2006 2006–2011 2011–present 2012–present


1995: Microsoft Internet Explorer 1

Internet Explorer 1.0 and 2.0 logo

1995–1996: Microsoft Internet Explorer 2

Microsoft Internet Explorer 2 logo

1996–1997: Microsoft Internet Explorer 3

Internet Explorer 3 logo and wordmark

This is the first logo to include the famous IE logo.

1997–2006: Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 – 7 Beta

Internet Explorer 4 and 5 logo
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.

2001–2006: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 – 7 Beta

Internet Explorer 6 logo

2005–2006: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta

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.

2006–2011: Windows Internet Explorer 7 – 8

IE6

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. It was rebranded as Windows Internet Explorer due to the launch of Windows Live. As of today, IE 8 remains as the most popular browser along with IE 11.

2011–present: Windows Internet Explorer 9 – Internet Explorer 11

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.

2012–present: Windows Internet Explorer 10 – Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer 10 logo

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.

See also