How to install both IE7 and IE6 on your PC

Posted on Monday, Dec 18 2006 @ 07:19 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
There's a new guide on About on installing two versions of IE on your PC:
Like most Web designers, I need to test my Web designs on as many versions of as many browsers as I can, so that they display correctly for all my customers. Internet Explorer makes that very difficult because IE is built into the Windows OS - and so even if you use a hack, it doesn't display the same as on a stand-alone system.

But it is possible to use a Virtual PC to run IE 6 on the same machine that you have IE 7 on natively.

While it's not easy to install (there are 19 steps) and there are some gotchas (the hard drive image Microsoft provides expires on April 1, 2007), this is still a less expensive way to test your creations on IE 6 while taking advantage of all the changes in IE 7.
You can check it out over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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