Internet Explorer 1.0

On August 16, 1995, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 1.0. The program was part of the Internet Jumpstart Kit in the Microsoft Plus! bonus pack for Windows 95.

In the original version of Windows 95, a web browser was not available, as Microsoft underestimated the potential of the rapidly developing Internet. The source code for Internet Explorer 1.0 was based on the older Spyglass Mosaic browser for which Microsoft purchased license rights. Internet Explorer 1.0 occupied only 1 MB of disk space and its features were considerably limited compared to other browsers at the time.

Internet Explorer 1.0

Empty Page



Open Internet Address

Page Setup

The White House website in 1995

BBC website in 1995

Release Date

  • August 16, 1995

System Requirements


  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Internet Jumpstart Kit in Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95
  • 80386 processor or faster recommended
  • 8 MB of RAM


  • $49.99 in 1995 for a bonus package Microsoft Plus! with Internet Jumpstart Kit (included Internet Explorer 1.0)