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Multiple Versions of IE...is Unsupported

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 11, 2010.

  1. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

  2. +Bob+

    +Bob+ Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 19:57:32 -0500, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:

    >Running Multiple Versions of Internet Explorer On Single Operating System is
    >Unsupported
    >http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2020599


    Interesting that you posted this... was this in reference to another
    thread? I'd actually like to try running IE7 & IE8 on Vista... are
    there people who have hacked this on and posted a guide? Formal
    support is not an issue for me.
     
  3. C A Upsdell

    C A Upsdell Flightless Bird

    On 2010-03-11 23:44, +Bob+ wrote:
    > On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 19:57:32 -0500, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    > <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Running Multiple Versions of Internet Explorer On Single Operating System is
    >> Unsupported
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2020599

    >
    > Interesting that you posted this... was this in reference to another
    > thread? I'd actually like to try running IE7& IE8 on Vista... are
    > there people who have hacked this on and posted a guide? Formal
    > support is not an issue for me.


    Formal support *should* be an issue for you. About a year ago I made the
    mistake of installing a package which purported to allow multiple
    versions of IE to run, e.g. for testing websites. It worked with no
    apparent problems for a while, but then it somehow damaged my system so
    badly that it took about 28 hours of hard work to fix the damage done.
    Now I do all my testing with multiple versions of IE using Microsoft's
    Virtual PC, one of the two approved methods of doing so: it is a lot
    slower than that package, but at least my PC is stable.
     
  4. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    +1



    "C A Upsdell" <cupsdell@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    news:#aZ0LCawKHA.3764@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > On 2010-03-11 23:44, +Bob+ wrote:
    >> On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 19:57:32 -0500, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    >> <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Running Multiple Versions of Internet Explorer On Single Operating
    >>> System is
    >>> Unsupported
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2020599

    >>
    >> Interesting that you posted this... was this in reference to another
    >> thread? I'd actually like to try running IE7& IE8 on Vista... are
    >> there people who have hacked this on and posted a guide? Formal
    >> support is not an issue for me.

    >
    > Formal support *should* be an issue for you. About a year ago I made the
    > mistake of installing a package which purported to allow multiple versions
    > of IE to run, e.g. for testing websites. It worked with no apparent
    > problems for a while, but then it somehow damaged my system so badly that
    > it took about 28 hours of hard work to fix the damage done. Now I do all
    > my testing with multiple versions of IE using Microsoft's Virtual PC, one
    > of the two approved methods of doing so: it is a lot slower than that
    > package, but at least my PC is stable.
    >
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Did you read the KB article?

    +Bob+ wrote:
    > On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 19:57:32 -0500, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    > <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Running Multiple Versions of Internet Explorer On Single Operating System
    >> is Unsupported
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2020599

    >
    > Interesting that you posted this... was this in reference to another
    > thread? I'd actually like to try running IE7 & IE8 on Vista... are
    > there people who have hacked this on and posted a guide? Formal
    > support is not an issue for me.
     
  6. +Bob+

    +Bob+ Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 12 Mar 2010 01:09:18 -0500, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:

    >Did you read the KB article?


    Yes, and I don't really care about " will result in an unsupportable
    configuration by Microsoft Customer Support Services."

    I care only about practical support, not MS support. I've never called
    MS support in my life and I don't plan to anytime soon. If it works,
    and if any potential problems have work-arounds that aren't a serious
    burden or hack, then it works for me.
     

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