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Windows 7: Alternative browser alongside I.E. ??

18 Jan 2018   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Alternative browser alongside I.E. ??

Hi all , not been here for a while.....

At certain times (and when I visit some sites) , I get badgered to install Google Chrome...

Now , can I install an alternative browser such as Chrome, whereby I can keep I.E. and switch between the different browsers ?..... a sort of 'dual boot' for the browsers.... I would like to do this as a means of checking out different (better ?) browsers , but have the option to revert to the original , if I so choose....... Any recommendations for a good browser ??

Is this possible and if so how would I download and install this , please ??

* As a side note.... Is there now an 'SP2' version of W7??

My machine is Windows 7 and (I think) I.E. 11 ....

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18 Jan 2018   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

I use Opera & IE11 which I have done for years & have never had a problem. Normally you would only one of them at a time. Opera can be downloaded from this website. Just install it as you would any other software. I have both browser short cuts located on the Task Bar for quick & easy opening.

Browser | Download Free | Fast Safe Web Browser | Opera

No there is no "SP2" version of W7, still only SP1.
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19 Jan 2018   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64

No problem. Just download and install. Run which one you want. Just be aware there might be a tug of war in setting the default browser.

I run:

Palemoon and

Quite impressed with the latter. Based on Firefox Quantum it is much faster. Has lotsa built-in privacy goodies. And a built-in Search function which is ultra fast.
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19 Jan 2018   #4

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

I vote for the latest version of Firefox.

Firefox is my first choice, Opera is my second choice.
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21 Jan 2018   #5

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN

My first choice is Firefox as well. Quantum rocks!
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21 Jan 2018   #6

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Me i prefer
Palemoon - then Waterfox, both x64 ops, i do find that PM is a lot more customizable privacy settings wise, even more so if you know off and use about:config

Anyway you are not limited to a single browser

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