How to Download and Install Internet Explorer Icons

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Icons are tiny pictures that show you what certain buttons and links do on a computer. They are frequently used on Web sites and in Web browsers. Icons are convenient tools, as they take up less room than text and are just as easy to understand. They can even be customized to your preferences. If you don't like the plain icons on your computer, just find some online that you enjoy and download those to use. There are plenty of places online where you can download and install icons to use on Internet Explorer. Once you have these icons, you can plaster them all over your Web browser, creating a truly personal experience each time you go online.

Get All the Cool Internet Explorer Icons

Start Internet Explorer on your computer. If it isn't already installed, visit the Microsoft Web site to download the latest version (see Resources below).

Use your favorite search engine to look for Internet Explorer icon downloads. There are lots of sites offering free icon downloads for Internet Explorer.

Select the icon download site you want to use.

Browse the available icons. Click on the ones you want and follow the prompts to download them to your computer. Every Web site will have varying download instructions, so be sure your thoroughly read the ones on the site you choose.

Install your downloaded icons by saving them to your computer's hard drive. You now have Internet Explorer icons available for use in whatever computer application you choose.


  • check If you ever have further questions about how to download and install Internet Explorer icons, take yourself over to the Internet Explorer FAQs page (see Resources below).
  • check Internet Explorer 7 will run on computers using Windows XP, Vista or Server 2003 with a 233MHz processor or higher.


  • close Internet Explorer has taken measures to prevent online credit card theft by installing encryption software in its programming. This software is designed to thwart the efforts of criminals to steal your information as it is transmitted. However, it is still a good rule of thumb to not provide credit card information to any Web site with which you are not familiar.
  • close Installing icons, as described by this guide, is done using Internet Explorer version 7. If you are running a prior version, you may need to upgrade your browser.

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