I'm building a testing CD with a number of different browsers on it and would like to install IE 4.x. I can't seem to do this as it recognizes the IE 6 already installed on my hard drive.
Is there anyway to install more than one version of IE and still maintain the integrity (or lack of it) in that particular version?:confused:
08-01-2002, 10:04 PM
It is supposed to be possible to have IE4 and IE5 on the same machine, but I've never succeeded. Windows/IE is not really an application, it's just a shell extension with a few interpretors loaded in. As far as windows is concerned, IE is part of windows.
What I do is use Virtual PC software called VMWare - http://www.vmware.com - so I end with multiple OSs in discreet windows; very useful - indepensible in fact. Since it can run any x86 OS, it means I can have a Linux box as well :)
08-02-2002, 01:20 AM
VMWare - the old VM operating system concept - nice.
08-03-2002, 02:17 AM
"quote...Internet Explorer: You can have only one version installed. There are several ways to work around this. One work-around, if you have a PC with IE4, is to install IE5 with an optional 'IE4 compatibility mode' that is good enough for testing sites for IE4 compatibility. Another work-around, if you have a large disk drive, is to install multiple versions of Windows - each with its own version of IE - in separate disk partitions, and to use a multi-boot manager to select which version you want to boot up. In many cases, however, it is simpler to buy a cheap used PC for testing with an older version of Internet Explorer...endquote"