[thelist] Installing IE7 and 6

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Mon Mar 17 06:56:57 CDT 2008

+1 to using a virtualisation solution

Microsoft make available free VPC images with various IE versions and OSes (if you don't have the necessary licenses). Otherwise, signup for something like TechNet Direct (about $500/year) which gives you 10 licences for each client OS - amongst other things) and run each combination of OS+browser) in a separate virtual machine. Other vendors have similar developer licensing options.


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From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of kasimir-k
Sent: Friday, 14 March 2008 3:25 AM
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Subject: Re: [thelist] Installing IE7 and 6

> Julian Rickards wrote:
>> my co-worker has IE7 installed and needs IE6 added to his system. Is this
>> possible?

David Laakso scribeva in 03/13/2008 04:21 PM:
> Yes, see:
> <http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE>

While it's possible, it's not advisable.

These "standalone" installations often do not behave as regular IE does.
E.g. IE6 might properly support png images or use IE7's scripting engine
giving you an illusion that your site works ok in IE6, when in the real
life it really doesn't.

The best way to test different versions of IE is to use different
machines - be them virtual or real.


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