Main articles: Internet Explorer version history § Early versions, Internet Explorer 1, Internet Explorer 2, Internet Explorer 3, Internet Explorer 4, Internet Explorer 5, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 The first version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Internet Explorer (later referred to as Internet Explorer 1) made its debut on August 16, 1995.
It was a reworked version of Spyglass Mosaic, which Microsoft licensed from Spyglass Inc., like many other companies initiating browser development.
It is recommended, before you proceed with online installation you may want to disable your Internet firewall.
In some cases the default firewall settings are set to reject all automatic or online installations such as the Java online installation.
A few other Windows 8 users have complained that when they try to launch Metro IE by clicking on its tile in Start Screen, it doesn't open, actually nothing happens.To fix this problem, simply set Internet Explorer as the default web browser again using following steps: 1.First if you are at Start Screen, go to Windows Desktop by clicking on Desktop tile or pressing WIN key. Now launch Internet Explorer and select Tools - Internet Options.Microsoft originally released Internet Explorer 1.0 in August 1995 in two packages: at retail in Microsoft Plus!add-on for Windows 95 and via the simultaneous OEM release of Windows 95.