[OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for testing


#1

Hi,

Normally I’d just give this a try and see what happens. I’m under a bit
of a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if
Windows barfs.

I’ve got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6. Can I have multiple
versions of IE on my system? If so, are there any gotcha’s avoid?

Thanks. And sorry for the noise.

Bill


#2

On 2/1/07, Bill W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi,

Normally I’d just give this a try and see what happens. I’m under a bit
of a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if Windows
barfs.

I’ve got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6. Can I have multiple
versions of IE on my system? If so, are there any gotcha’s avoid?

Bill,

I did the research sometime back, and no, you can’t. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-and-ie7-running-on-a-single-machine.aspx

Hope this helps.

Jake


#3

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=AZi&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=run+multiple+ie+on+same+machine&spell=1

need more browsers? http://browsers.evolt.org/


#4

Thanks, Jake. I was afraid of that. Thanks for the link, though. I
appreciate it.

Best regards,
Bill
----- Original Message -----
From: Jake C.
To: removed_email_address@domain.invalid
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 2:49 PM
Subject: [Rails] Re: [OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for
testing

On 2/1/07, Bill W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:
Hi,

Normally I'd just give this a try and see what happens.  I'm under a 

bit of a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if
Windows barfs.

I've got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6.  Can I have 

multiple versions of IE on my system? If so, are there any gotcha’s
avoid?

Bill,

I did the research sometime back, and no, you can’t. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-and-ie7-running-on-a-single-machine.aspx

Hope this helps.

Jake


#5

I use this to test browser inconsistencies

http://browsershots.org/

its pretty good so far


From: removed_email_address@domain.invalid
[mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid] On Behalf Of Jake C.
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 12:50 PM
To: removed_email_address@domain.invalid
Subject: [Rails] Re: [OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for testing

On 2/1/07, Bill W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi,

Normally I’d just give this a try and see what happens. I’m under a bit
of
a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if Windows
barfs.

I’ve got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6. Can I have multiple
versions of IE on my system? If so, are there any gotcha’s avoid?

Bill,

I did the research sometime back, and no, you can’t. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-and-ie7-running-on-a-single-
machine.aspx

Hope this helps.

Jake


#6

On 2/1/07, Bill W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

If you have a mac then Parallels plus a few virtual machines (each
with a different browser version) will work very nicely.


Zack C.
http://depixelate.com


#7

Now that’s cool. Thanks, Clayton. I’ll give it a shot.
----- Original Message -----
From: Clayton C.
To: removed_email_address@domain.invalid
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 2:53 PM
Subject: [Rails] Re: [OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for
testing

I use this to test browser inconsistencies

http://browsershots.org/

its pretty good so far


From: removed_email_address@domain.invalid
[mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid] On Behalf Of Jake C.
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 12:50 PM
To: removed_email_address@domain.invalid
Subject: [Rails] Re: [OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for
testing

On 2/1/07, Bill W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi,



Normally I'd just give this a try and see what happens.  I'm under a 

bit of a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if
Windows barfs.

I've got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6.  Can I have 

multiple versions of IE on my system? If so, are there any gotcha’s
avoid?

Bill,

I did the research sometime back, and no, you can’t. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-and-ie7-running-on-a-single-machine.aspx

Hope this helps.

Jake


#8

On Feb 1, 2:38 pm, “Bill W.” removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’ve got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6. Can I have multiple versions of IE on

If you have an old Linux box sitting around you can have lots of
versions of IE:

http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page


Greg D.
http://destiney.com/


#9

On 2/1/07, Bill W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi,

Normally I’d just give this a try and see what happens. I’m under a bit
of
a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if Windows
barfs.

I’ve got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6. Can I have multiple
versions of IE on my system? If so, are there any gotcha’s avoid?

Bill,

I did the research sometime back, and no, you can’t. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-and-ie7-running-on-a-single-
machine.aspx

Hope this helps.

Jake


#10

Hi Zack,

I don’t. But probably will again soon. My first box was a Mac. Before
they came with hard drives :wink:

Best regards,
Bill


#11

try this:
http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE

thats what i’m using. works like a charm.

HTH


#12

Give this a try:

http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE

Has worked well for me.

hth

Richard L.

Head of Agile Development, CitySafe

http://citysafe.org … CitySafe

http://thatsprogress.com … The Fitness Community (soon)

http://livsey.org … Blog : Musings of a Rails Developer

From: removed_email_address@domain.invalid
[mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid] On Behalf Of Jake C.
Sent: 01 February 2007 20:50
To: removed_email_address@domain.invalid
Subject: [Rails] Re: [OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for testing

On 2/1/07, Bill W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi,

Normally I’d just give this a try and see what happens. I’m under a bit
of
a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if Windows
barfs.

I’ve got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6. Can I have multiple
versions of IE on my system? If so, are there any gotcha’s avoid?

Bill,

I did the research sometime back, and no, you can’t. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-and-ie7-running-on-a-single-
machine.aspx

Hope this helps.

Jake


#13

http://www.quirksmode.org/browsers/multipleie.html