Is there a way to test IE7 functionality (intented to test the functionality of a website) without installing IE7?

If so, how?

Something like an online service?

3 Answers 3


IF you have IE8 or IE9 installed in your PC:

  • press F12 for the developer window
  • on the Menu, click browser mode and select IE7.

The Currently active browser tab is now in IE7 mode.

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  • This approach often fails to recognize bugs that break IE7. Commented Feb 11, 2013 at 23:24

you should try MS Virtual Labs,

MSDN Virtual Labs : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/aa570323.aspx

Technet Virtual Labs : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs

I think that Windows Vista comes with IE7 default, Vista Lab : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/bb539979

  • we use Windows XP, thx for your answer
    – Thariama
    Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 10:24

You can use Browserling, which has a nice selection of browsers to choose from.

  • thx for your answer, browserling looks nice
    – Thariama
    Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 10:26

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