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I'm on windows 8 and I need to attend web counselling to get me a seat in college. In windows 8, I have got IE 10 by default but the site says "USE ONLY IE 6.0 TO 8.0"

So can I downgrade the version of IE?

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Did you try using e.g. Firefox or Chrome with User Agent Switcher? Some web pages whine about needing old IE, but actually work if you pretend to be using IE by changing your user agent. – Renan Aug 31 '13 at 3:21
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you probably need to use vmware, by the way, did you try to open it with chrome, firefox or something else ?

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I'm going with vmware player with xp. Thanks – Sri Harsha Chilakapati Aug 31 '13 at 3:29
@SriHarshaChilakapati VM is easier than running it in compatibility mode? – Griffin Aug 31 '13 at 22:54
@Griffin, he probably have a VM already in hand. – user218473 Sep 1 '13 at 12:17
@Griffin I can't take any risk with compatibility mode. It is this counselling that decides my life. – Sri Harsha Chilakapati Sep 1 '13 at 13:26
@SriHarshaChilakapati ..... VMs are a risk too I would assume. – Griffin Sep 1 '13 at 17:55

I don't use internet explorer nearly enough to know this off the top of my head (I use it to install other browsers and when I accidentally click it) however my extensive googleing has told me that there should be a internet explorer compatibility mode. It's not a full blown downgrade but it may work. Here is a link to the Windows site that describes a lot of this.

After this might wanna ask them to include this on their site (assuming it works).

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