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Can IE9 and IE8 Run Together?

    Question

  • I like IE9, but numerous websites have problems with it.  Is it possible to re-install IE8 and have the option to run either browser?  (Win7 x-64).
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 4:42 PM

Answers

  • See: "Running multiple versions of Internet Explorer on a single instance of Windows is unsupported".


    How do we install Internet Explorer 9 side by side with Internet Explorer 8 for evaluation?

    Running multiple versions of Internet Explorer on a single instance of Windows is an unsupported solution. For example, organizations cannot install Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 8 side by side on a single operating system. To run two versions of Internet Explorer side by side, we recommend that organizations use virtualization technologies such as Microsoft® Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), a feature of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, or Remote Desktop Services.
    You can also use Windows XP Mode to test application compatibility in Internet Explorer 9 against Internet Explorer 6. Windows XP Mode with Virtual PC, available on Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate, allows you to run multiple Windows environments and multiple versions of Internet Explorer simultaneously. For more information, or to download, see Windows XP Mode with Virtual PC.

    Cf.: "Internet Explorer 9 FAQ for IT Professionals".

    Regards,


    Vincenzo Di Russo
    Microsoft® MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows & Security Expert - since 2003.
    Moderator in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet Forums
    My MVP Profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo

    Monday, May 23, 2011 5:13 AM
  • I wish there were, too.

    AFAIK, it's an either-or situation. When you install IE 9, it replaces IE8. Removing IE 9 automatically reinstalls IE 8.

    I've done this a couple of times and could find no way to alter the default behavior.


    Friday, May 20, 2011 2:47 PM
  • Hi,

     

    I’m afraid that’s impossible to do this. IE 9 and IE8 are two difference version and cannot install together on Windows 7. That’s a be design feature.

     

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


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    Monday, May 23, 2011 4:56 AM

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  • I wish there were, too.

    AFAIK, it's an either-or situation. When you install IE 9, it replaces IE8. Removing IE 9 automatically reinstalls IE 8.

    I've done this a couple of times and could find no way to alter the default behavior.


    Friday, May 20, 2011 2:47 PM
  • Hi,

     

    I’m afraid that’s impossible to do this. IE 9 and IE8 are two difference version and cannot install together on Windows 7. That’s a be design feature.

     

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Monday, May 23, 2011 4:56 AM
  • See: "Running multiple versions of Internet Explorer on a single instance of Windows is unsupported".


    How do we install Internet Explorer 9 side by side with Internet Explorer 8 for evaluation?

    Running multiple versions of Internet Explorer on a single instance of Windows is an unsupported solution. For example, organizations cannot install Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 8 side by side on a single operating system. To run two versions of Internet Explorer side by side, we recommend that organizations use virtualization technologies such as Microsoft® Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), a feature of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, or Remote Desktop Services.
    You can also use Windows XP Mode to test application compatibility in Internet Explorer 9 against Internet Explorer 6. Windows XP Mode with Virtual PC, available on Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate, allows you to run multiple Windows environments and multiple versions of Internet Explorer simultaneously. For more information, or to download, see Windows XP Mode with Virtual PC.

    Cf.: "Internet Explorer 9 FAQ for IT Professionals".

    Regards,


    Vincenzo Di Russo
    Microsoft® MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows & Security Expert - since 2003.
    Moderator in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet Forums
    My MVP Profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo

    Monday, May 23, 2011 5:13 AM
  • I’m afraid that’s impossible to do this. IE 9 and IE8 are two difference version and cannot install together on Windows 7. That’s a be design feature.

    Unfortunately, that will force any organization concerned about security to stay on IE8.  Using the address bar to search exposes too much internal information to the outside world.

    http://www.saberman.com
    Saturday, September 03, 2011 5:10 PM