I have a Windows 7 machine on which I need to do testing on Internet Explorer 7 for a website I am working on.
I cannot use VirtualPC or any virtualized Windows XP. What are my alternatives?
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I don't think there are any. I tried to do this using a packaged install of IE7 (it comes with a couple of browsers) and runs well on XP. This actually corrupted my Windows 7 installation and I had to restore the system to it's previous image using System Restore.
It seems that the core file iexplore.exe was replaced when I tried this and it just crashed all my folder shortcuts once I had installed IE7. Not recommended.
I'll be happy to hear if there's still another solution out there to achieve this. Regards!
I'd just upvote pelms, but I don't think Multiple IE will work in 7.
Aside from virtualization, I think IE Tester is your only option. There are some websites that say they will do some screenshots, but I've never used them. Have you looked over at stackoverflow.com? I suspect this question would be better answered over there.
When a web site says that it supports modern web standards, Internet Explorer 8 respects that and displays the site using its most standards compliant mechanism. In the majority of cases, this works out just fine. However, every once in a while, a page that says “display me using modern standards” really means “display me like Internet Explorer 7 used to display modern standards pages”. This is where Compatibility View comes in.
There is no supported method (that I can find) for natively IE7 on Windows 7
Here's what the "Get Internet Explorer 7" page looks like:
And the System Requirements says:
Windows Vista – Internet Explorer 7 is included as a feature within Windows Vista
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
I think this is worth mentioning because some companies have a policy of wanting to support a browser+platform parings.
Practially speaking, developers and technical staff will need to shoehorn this combination for testing. IE7 is part of Vista, so people will need to use IE7 if for no other reason than to support the legacy Vista customer base they might have.