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IE 8 and IE7 dual installation

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Nitram, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Nitram

    Nitram Flightless Bird

    I have a brand new build on my test computer - XP Pro SVP 3 with IE 8.

    I need to install IE 7 for testing purposes, but cannot uninstall IE 8.
    Attempting to install IE 7 fails because a newer version is installed.

    How do I solve this problem? I can't be the only wanting to do it:)

    Thanks,
    Martin Harris
     
  2. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Nitram" <Nitram@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9FA6F0EB-4383-4712-9F73-C901F0287F7C@microsoft.com...
    >I have a brand new build on my test computer - XP Pro SVP 3 with IE 8.
    >
    > I need to install IE 7 for testing purposes, but cannot uninstall IE 8.
    > Attempting to install IE 7 fails because a newer version is installed.
    >
    > How do I solve this problem? I can't be the only wanting to do it:)
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Martin Harris


    Why can't you Uninstall IE8?

    I guess it doesn't matter, you can't have two versions of IE loaded at the
    same time. You have to Uninstall one to install the other.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Install WinXP SP3 running IE7 on a separate partition.

    Nitram wrote:
    > I have a brand new build on my test computer - XP Pro SVP 3 with IE 8.
    >
    > I need to install IE 7 for testing purposes, but cannot uninstall IE 8.
    > Attempting to install IE 7 fails because a newer version is installed.
    >
    > How do I solve this problem? I can't be the only wanting to do it:)
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Martin Harris
     
  4. thecreator

    thecreator Flightless Bird

    Hi Martin Harris,

    You have a brand new computer with Windows XP Professional with Service
    Pack 3 which might mean that the computer was preloaded with the operating
    system.

    The only way to get Internet Explorer 7 installed is to create a
    seperate partition large enough to hold a seperate operating system of
    Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2 installed.

    What probably happened is that they installed Windows XP Professional
    with Service Pack 2. They might have installed Internet Explorer 8, then
    upgraded to Service Pack 3.

    If you can uninstall Service Pack 3, then uninstall Internet Explorer 8.
    Reboot and reinstall Service Pack 3 and reboot before you install Internet
    Explorer 7, you won't have problems switching between the two versions of
    Internet Explorer 7 and 8 for testing.


    --
    thecreator





    "Nitram" <Nitram@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9FA6F0EB-4383-4712-9F73-C901F0287F7C@microsoft.com...
    >I have a brand new build on my test computer - XP Pro SVP 3 with IE 8.
    >
    > I need to install IE 7 for testing purposes, but cannot uninstall IE 8.
    > Attempting to install IE 7 fails because a newer version is installed.
    >
    > How do I solve this problem? I can't be the only wanting to do it:)
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Martin Harris
     
  5. C A Upsdell

    C A Upsdell Flightless Bird

    On 2010-03-04 20:56, thecreator wrote:
    > Hi Martin Harris,
    > The only way to get Internet Explorer 7 installed is to create a
    > seperate partition large enough to hold a seperate operating system of
    > Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2 installed.


    The other way to get multiple versions of IE installed on a PC is to use
    Microsoft's free Virtual PC facility, for which Microsoft offers free
    images. For details see:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=21EABB90-958F-4B64-B5F1-73D0A413C8EF
     
  6. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    thecreator <thecreator@home.com> wrote:
    > Hi Martin Harris,
    >
    > You have a brand new computer with Windows XP Professional with Service
    > Pack 3 which might mean that the computer was preloaded with the operating
    > system.
    >
    > The only way to get Internet Explorer 7 installed is to create a
    > seperate partition large enough to hold a seperate operating system of
    > Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2 installed.
    >
    > What probably happened is that they installed Windows XP Professional
    > with Service Pack 2. They might have installed Internet Explorer 8, then
    > upgraded to Service Pack 3.


    There is ABSOLUTELY NO relation between the service pack (2 or 3) and
    the Internet Explorer version (7 or 8).
    Internet Explorer is not part of the service pack.

    You can run Internet Explorer 7 on SP3 without any problem.

    Of course, because the browser is not a properly separated application,
    you cannot install multiple IE versions on the same machine. You will
    need to resort to tricks like multiple partitions, virtual machines, etc.
     
  7. thecreator

    thecreator Flightless Bird

    Hi Rob,

    If you install Internet Explorer 8, before you install Windows XP
    Service Pack 3, you can't uninstall Internet Explorer 8, unless you
    uninstall Windows XP Service Pack 3.

    I know, cause I tried it. I am posting from experience.


    --
    thecreator





    "Rob" <nomail@example.com> wrote in message
    news:slrnhp1i5i.dbk.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...

    > There is ABSOLUTELY NO relation between the service pack (2 or 3) and
    > the Internet Explorer version (7 or 8).
    > Internet Explorer is not part of the service pack.
    >
    > You can run Internet Explorer 7 on SP3 without any problem.
    >
    > Of course, because the browser is not a properly separated application,
    > you cannot install multiple IE versions on the same machine. You will
    > need to resort to tricks like multiple partitions, virtual machines, etc.
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What's that got to do with the OP's post?

    thecreator wrote:
    > Hi Rob,
    >
    > If you install Internet Explorer 8, before you install Windows XP
    > Service Pack 3, you can't uninstall Internet Explorer 8, unless you
    > uninstall Windows XP Service Pack 3.
    >
    > I know, cause I tried it. I am posting from experience.
    >
    >
    >
    >> There is ABSOLUTELY NO relation between the service pack (2 or 3) and
    >> the Internet Explorer version (7 or 8).
    >> Internet Explorer is not part of the service pack.
    >>
    >> You can run Internet Explorer 7 on SP3 without any problem.
    >>
    >> Of course, because the browser is not a properly separated application,
    >> you cannot install multiple IE versions on the same machine. You will
    >> need to resort to tricks like multiple partitions, virtual machines, etc.
     
  9. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    thecreator <thecreator@home.com> wrote:
    > Hi Rob,
    >
    > If you install Internet Explorer 8, before you install Windows XP
    > Service Pack 3, you can't uninstall Internet Explorer 8, unless you
    > uninstall Windows XP Service Pack 3.
    >
    > I know, cause I tried it. I am posting from experience.


    I never claimed anything related to that. No one should have waited
    to install SP3 until after they installed IE8, I think. SP3 has been
    released long ago and I have never found a reason not to install it.
    (other than the FUD about problems spread on the internet, problems
    I have never seen)
     

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