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The mystery of Windows Internet Explorer 7 build numbers

October 22nd, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

This as you can see is the About box for Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP and Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Vista respectively. As we know, IE7 was released to manufacturing last week and released to the general public, at build number 7.0.5730.11 which means version 7, the 0 is irrelevant, 5730 means how many re-compiles of the software there have been, but as it was based on Internet Explorer 6 SP2, it’s essentially the final build number minus the original one – and the 11 is the sub-build number meaning how many times that build 5730 has been re-compiled.

Lovely, glad we got that sorted.

However… as IE7 was released and the build number fixed at 5730, why on Earth is the build number still increasing on Windows Vista? Checking Vista 5808 (which has been released to TAP testers), the build for IE7 there is 5808 as well. It seems that the build number of Vista transponds to the build number in IE7 for Windows Vista. I’m awfully confused…

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