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Dual IE7 & IE8 Install allowed?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by JVRudnick, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. JVRudnick

    JVRudnick Flightless Bird

    have read some of the horror stories about IE8 so I'm wondering...

    is it possible to somehow do a dual IE ? I have IE7 up and running and just
    fixed, but can I just "add" IE8 to that same XPPro/SP3 box and get both to
    run, ie can they both live on the same box?

    if so, then I might try IE8...but if not, I'll await SP1 or SP2 at least...

    ?

    Jim
     
  2. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "JVRudnick" <JVRudnick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:89E98CFC-2CEB-44D6-8BD8-B142F2EB858C@microsoft.com...
    > have read some of the horror stories about IE8 so I'm wondering...
    >
    > is it possible to somehow do a dual IE ? I have IE7 up and running and
    > just
    > fixed, but can I just "add" IE8 to that same XPPro/SP3 box and get both to
    > run, ie can they both live on the same box?
    >
    > if so, then I might try IE8...but if not, I'll await SP1 or SP2 at
    > least...
    >
    > ?
    >
    > Jim


    I run XP Pro, SP3 and IE8, and I have absolutely no problems with it at all.
    I skipped IE7.

    I'm not sure if IE gets service packs or upgrades to the next version, but I
    think they roll the version instead of issuing service packs. So, you will
    not be waiting for SP1 or SP2 for IE8, you'll be waiting for IE9 or IE10 (or
    IEA if they use hex numbering).
     
  3. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    IE 7 and IE 8 cannot exist on the same copy of Windows. If you want to
    use IE 7 and IE 8 you'll need to dual-boot or run a virtual machine.

    Virtually all the "horror stories" you read about IE 8 were caused by
    their authors' lack of knowledge and/or lack of preparation.

    If you're like most people, i.e., you invest the time to learn how to
    operate your computer wisely, you have nothing to fear from IE 8.
    Otherwise, Internet Explorer is just the beginning of your woes. ;-)
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    JVRudnick wrote:
    > have read some of the horror stories about IE8 so I'm wondering...
    >
    > is it possible to somehow do a dual IE ? I have IE7 up and running and just
    > fixed, but can I just "add" IE8 to that same XPPro/SP3 box and get both to
    > run, ie can they both live on the same box?
    >
    > if so, then I might try IE8...but if not, I'll await SP1 or SP2 at least...
    >
    > ?
    >
    > Jim
     
  4. David B.

    David B. Flightless Bird

    No you cannot, and you'll be waiting quite a long time as IE does not get
    service packs.

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    "JVRudnick" <JVRudnick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:89E98CFC-2CEB-44D6-8BD8-B142F2EB858C@microsoft.com...
    > have read some of the horror stories about IE8 so I'm wondering...
    >
    > is it possible to somehow do a dual IE ? I have IE7 up and running and
    > just
    > fixed, but can I just "add" IE8 to that same XPPro/SP3 box and get both to
    > run, ie can they both live on the same box?
    >
    > if so, then I might try IE8...but if not, I'll await SP1 or SP2 at
    > least...
    >
    > ?
    >
    > Jim
     
  5. bobster

    bobster Flightless Bird

    Yes, it's possible. Here's one way to do it:

    I installed a second hard drive and cloned my XP/ Sp3/ IE7 from my primary
    "C" drive to the new drive. Since my IE7 was working flawlessly on my "C"
    drive, I left it unchanged on my secondary (backup) hard drive. Knowing
    that I had a clean IE7 that I could revert to allowed me to download IE8 on
    my primary drive which I did. After a few minor glitches, IE8 worked fine
    on my primary HD. I kept IE7 on my secondary HD for several months until I
    was sure the IE8 was solid on my primary HD, then cloned the primary "C"
    drive to my secondary HD. This provides a bootable "hot" spare, identical
    to my "C" drive. I found IE8 to be much superior to IE7 and it has been
    virtually trouble-free so I don't miss IE7 at all.

    One man's experience -- YMMV.

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    "JVRudnick" <JVRudnick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:89E98CFC-2CEB-44D6-8BD8-B142F2EB858C@microsoft.com...
    have read some of the horror stories about IE8 so I'm wondering...

    is it possible to somehow do a dual IE ? I have IE7 up and running and just
    fixed, but can I just "add" IE8 to that same XPPro/SP3 box and get both to
    run, ie can they both live on the same box?

    if so, then I might try IE8...but if not, I'll await SP1 or SP2 at least...

    ?

    Jim
     

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