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Windows 7: RE: Can Windows 7 Have Both IE8 & IE9 Installed At The Same Time???

14 Oct 2010   #1
montecarlo1987

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 & Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
RE: Can Windows 7 Have Both IE8 & IE9 Installed At The Same Time???

Hello. With the 'new' flexibility of Windows 7, you can install Internet Explorer 9 Beta AND STILL HAVE Windows 8 installed AT THE SAME TIME??? Obviously, under regular or normal installation procedures, this cannot happen. IE8 is either blocked, upgraded or removed when IE9 is installed. But is there any other way, trick, or method to have them BOTH AT THE SAME TIME so you can select the version of IE you want to use???

Please reply.

Thank you!


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14 Oct 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

hello and welcome..
first time i wanna know,what's your suppose to be install 2 IE on the OS??
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14 Oct 2010   #3
montecarlo1987

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 & Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

@ryo:

Hello.

Please rephrase your question, I do not understand what you are asking.

Thanks.
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14 Oct 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

sorry..i means for what you have to install another version of IE..i think the function is same for browser.
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14 Oct 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I think what ryo is asking is why do you want two versions of IE installed at one time. Unlike IE8, IE9 can be uninstalled, so I would try it out and if you don't like it, uninstall it.
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14 Oct 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If you install IE9 then uninstall the IE9 it reverts back to IE8. No new download needed.
Both designations do not appear on the system at the same time that I know of.

IE8 is part of the Win 7 system so is always there.
As IE5 was part of XP though you were probably showing IE7 installed.

Mike
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14 Oct 2010   #7
montecarlo1987

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 & Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hello. Thank you for your replies.

Okay, I agree on the processes you mention on installing and uninstalling IE9.

IE9 Beta is still very buggy and there are features I like about IE8 not found in IE9. I know it is still in Beta and the final is yet to be released, but I still want to be able to use it along with IE8.

I am just interested in learning how to have both IE8 & IE9 installed at the same time.

Please reply.
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14 Oct 2010   #8
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by montecarlo1987 View Post
Hello. With the 'new' flexibility of Windows 7, you can install Internet Explorer 9 Beta AND STILL HAVE Windows 8 installed AT THE SAME TIME??? Obviously, under regular or normal installation procedures, this cannot happen. IE8 is either blocked, upgraded or removed when IE9 is installed.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by montecarlo1987 View Post
But is there any other way, trick, or method to have them BOTH AT THE SAME TIME so you can select the version of IE you want to use???

Please reply.

Thank you!
Are you asking because you want to test your website, if you have one?

It may be possible using a VM or You could try Browser Sandbox - Run popular web browsers with no installs to sandbox the browser.

Depends on your situation. It may be easier to just install on a second machine as IE9beta can cause problems reverting back to IE8.
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14 Oct 2010   #9
montecarlo1987

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 & Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

@Anak:

THANK YOU!!! SOME WONDERFUL OPTIONS!!! Going virtual may be my only answer. Honestly, I never thought about testing my website, but now you mention it, YES! Testing under both web browsers will come in handy!

Question:
In VM, it seems you advise to use IE9 and leave the default version of IE8 from Windows 7 alone? Am I reading you correctly? Anything to watch out for using IE9 in VM?

Please reply.

Thank you ever so much!
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14 Oct 2010   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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