IE 7 and IE 6

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brocher, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    Is it possible to run IE7 on one log on and IE 6 on another log on on the same pc, if so how can i do it?
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    No, you cannot have both versions of Windows Internet Explorer installed at the same time. You can, however, install Virtual PC and install another copy (you would need a second license) of Windows XP.
     
  3. brocher

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    Ok thanks for that Matt. Not worth the hassle or the xtra cost.
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Matt nailed it right on the head, also worth pointing out that if you somehow were able to get it to work, it's illegal to have both within the same Operating System. The only legal way to do it, is to have it within a Virtual Environment with a second license.
     
  5. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    there is no cost "right now" if you wanted to run it in a virtual machine. Microsoft released a Virtual PC image with XP SP2 and IE6 - so, you would install IE7 on your main machine and run IE6 in the Virtual PC image. specifically for developers that wanted both versions to test.. I

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-and-ie7-running-on-a-single-machine.aspx

    in particular note the
    and the
    And since Virtual PC is free, you just would need the horsepower to run it.
     
  6. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Ah yes, forgot about that image download. Think I was one of the people who even posted it originally :D

    maybe :p