To add to this, For testing I have three windows boxes to solve this problem... One windows 98 running ie 3 Another running ie 4 and again another running ie5 haven't found any problems with having multiple versions of netscape... yet -----Original Message----- From: Aylard JA (James) [mailto:jaylard at equilon.com] Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2000 8:35 AM To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' Subject: RE: [thelist] Browser testing on Windows 98 and Linux (Unix) John, > I've had no trouble installing legacy versions > of Netscape and several other popular browsers on the PC, but can't > seem to install older IEs. Is this because Internet Explorer is so > tightly integrated with Windows 98? This has been a developer pet-peeve with IE for some time. Starting with IE3, Internet Explorer is highly version-exclusive, and typically only one version of IE is possible on a given PC. The exceptions: you can run IE2 and prior versions (if you want to) on the same PC as another version of IE, and you can run IE4 on the same PC as IE5 or IE5.5 so long as IE4 is in "compatibility" mode (which you have to select as an installation option for IE5 or IE 5.5 -- and IE4 must already be installed). AFAIK, your only other options are: create multiple, bootable partitions on your PC, and install a different version of IE on each one; use multiple PCs with a different version of IE installed on each (or, obviously, a combination of multiple PCs and multiple, bootable partitions); use OS emulation software, such as VMWare (http://www.vmware.com/), which allows you to install and run multiple virtual OSes on a single WintNT/2000 or Linux PC. A further caveat: older versions of IE will not necessarily install on newer versions of Windows. For instance, if you try to install IE3 on Windows 2000, it won't let you. I'm not sure exactly what the allowable mix of OS and browser versions is, though. hth, James Aylard --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !