Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can multiple versions of IE

04 Apr 2014   #1
countmypennies

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Can multiple versions of IE

I have a windows 7 machine with IE10 on it and when connecting my work site they use a cisco VPN service but was told it will only work with a older version of IE8 or I can not log in, so here is my question, can I add another version of IE on my machine it would have to be IE8 and would it cause any problems and where would I get it from or do I have to use a virtual machine?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Apr 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not unless you have win-7 professional and x-p so you can use x-p mode,

Another alternative is to use the F12 key to open developer tools,
Click on Browser mode and switch to ie8,
As long as you don't open links/ windows in another tab the ie8 browser mode will/ should stick,
Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2014   #3
countmypennies

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Not unless you have win-7 professional and x-p so you can use x-p mode,

Another alternative is to use the F12 key to open developer tools,
Click on Browser mode and switch to ie8,
As long as you don't open links/ windows in another tab the ie8 browser mode will/ should stick,
Cheers.
NO I tried the F12 trick and I have to click on the accounting area which opens another window and log in, then the F12 wont work,, so I can have to use win7 pro.. I do have copys of all win 7 pro and even win xp..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Apr 2014   #4
countmypennies

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

If I create a virtual xp machine what version of IE will it have?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

The only version of ie that is compatible in x-p is ie8,
F12 should resolve your issue with the sign in page,

Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2014   #6
countmypennies

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
The only version of ie that is compatible in x-p is ie8,
F12 should resolve your issue with the sign in page,

Cheers.
No F12 will not because I sign in one time then I have to click on a link that opens a new window and new login area..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2014   #7
countmypennies

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
The only version of ie that is compatible in x-p is ie8,
F12 should resolve your issue with the sign in page,

Cheers.
I have a older XP machine I just checked , it has IE7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2014   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You can get IE8 for XP here,

Download Internet Explorer 8 from Official Microsoft Download Center

If this is going to be an ongoing thing for work, you would be better off just using a win 7 virtual machine and don't update the original browser (IE8) to anything newer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2014   #9
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
I have a older XP machine I just checked , it has IE7
XP was originally released with IE 6 but is also compatible with IE 7 and IE 8. Windows 7 is compatible with IE 8 and later. Internet explorer is not just an application but is essentially part of the OS. Multiple versions of installed IE have never been supported.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by countmypennies View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
The only version of ie that is compatible in x-p is ie8,
F12 should resolve your issue with the sign in page,

Cheers.
No F12 will not because I sign in one time then I have to click on a link that opens a new window and new login area..
Hi in ie11 ctrl+P unpins developer tools from the percent windows so you can move out of the way and continue on working on the same browser mode,
I wouldn't think ctrl+P would be needed in ie10 because it can be minimized without loosing the current browser mode switch,
But what been stated by others should verify vm might be your only solution,
Although x-p mode would be more secure I'm not exactly sure how it would work or if it would come with ie8 as an option to use in x-p mode ?
Two step sign in really has complicated the process so much that you'd need to add this Very out of date verification site to comp-view or the company really needs to accommodate for another browser or ultimately update their sign in process completely,
Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can multiple versions of IE




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Previous Versions not working-There are no previous versions available
Hi, Whenever I try to restore a file (right click > "Restore previous versions") that I know has recently changed, I see: "There are no previous versions available" on the file's "Previous Versions" tab. I've been running Windows 7 x64 Business for a long time now, and I have never seen it...
Performance & Maintenance
Rationalising multiple versions of installed programs
Is it safe to remove close duplicate programs from "Programs and Features" ? For example, my system shows: Amazon MP3 Downloader 1.0.17 Amazon MP3 Downloader 1.0.18 Whilst I'm sure I don't want 1.0.17, I'm leery about removing it for fear that doing so might damage the 1.0.18 version. ...
Software
Problem with previous versions: "No previous versions available"
I (stupidly and accidentally) deleted all files in my "Downloads" folder. As in, hard deleted them - not to the recycle bin. I right-clicked the folder and picked "Properties", "Previous versions". Lo and behold, there were several previous versions. I opened the one from today, browsed through...
Backup and Restore
Multiple browser versions on same computer?
Anyone know of a way to achieve this? I know IE is pretty much impossible, but what about Firefox and Chrome? An idea I had is to get all the file installs from oldapps, then write a script and have it as a GPO that runs on first login, that copies all these browsers to the user. Is there a...
Browsers & Mail
How to get multiple versions of Windows to boot
My notebook boots Win7. Created an additional partition and restored the old WINxp (Service Pack 3) into it from my old desktop I want to get rid of. Think the missing ingredient is I need to create a boot sector unless it already exists...then I need to edit it. My CPU is a Celeron - it...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App