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I have two copies of IE:

Version: 6.0.2900.5512
Update Versions : SP3

and

Version 6.0.3790.3959
Update Versions : SP2

Which one is the newer one? T_____T

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Why do you have IE6 in the first place? –  Kawa Aug 20 '09 at 18:03
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Maybe because he's a developer and needs to test for IE6? –  Stuart Branham Aug 20 '09 at 18:07
    
Ugh. hey-it.com . –  jtimberman Aug 20 '09 at 19:01

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Version 6.0.3790.3959
Update Versions : SP2

That is the newest one. Update versions usually refers to the Windows service pack.

Incase you were wondering how software versioning works with Windows/Microsoft (as you can tell if you have Visual Studio), see this answer for details.

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the version number is newer, but how do you know that SP3 doesnt include whatever was in the ".2900" to ".3790" maintenance build fix plus some more updates? –  Paul Rowland Aug 21 '09 at 0:52
    
SP2/SP3 refers to the operating system. It has nothing to do with the actual browser. –  Breakthrough Aug 21 '09 at 12:50

6.00.3790.3959 is newer.

Version: 6.0.2900.5512 Update Versions : SP3

SP3 is referring to Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP SP3

Version 6.0.3790.3959 Update Versions : SP2

SP2 is referring to Internet Explorer 6 SP2 for Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Windows XP x64

Released versions of Internet Explorer for Windows

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+1 Good explanation of how the noted SP levels integrate with the versions. –  music2myear Aug 2 '11 at 14:48

Go with the IE Version: 6.0.3790 would be the newest.

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Looking at version number you should go with 6.0.3790.3959

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