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Installing Older Versions of IE

    Question

  • I have a mixture of Machines Xp, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, and Win 8.1. My issue is that a "New" ERP system that we switched to in Jan ONLY supports IE up to version 9 (No chrome, firefox, etc.). So.... I am left with a dilemma.

    1. how to I get IE 9 that will run on both 32 and 64 bit OS's?

    2. Which OS's will IE 9 run on?

    3. Do I have to uninstall current versions, or can they run side-by-side. If I have to uninstall, is that even easily possible?

    4. How long will IE 9 be supported, if it even is?


    Lee

    Tuesday, February 04, 2014 3:14 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    All versions from IE8 and higher support legacy rendering emulation of previous versions of IE with Compatibility View Settings or x-ua meta tags..

    see Defining document compatibility in Internet Explorer

    It is up to the ERP vendor (SAP?) to include meta data in their web pages to tell IE browsers to use a legacy rendering mode or an older versioned userAgent string...

    MS has a listing of sites that have requested custom Compatibility settings (tools>Compatibility View Settings, check "Include updated website lists from Microsoft")... SAP and IBM are on the list...

    or you can manually add a DOMAIN to the Compatibility View settings to force IE to use IE7  Emulation....

    Your CRM vendor should be able to tell you the exact requirements for their site, or If hosted on your intranet what GPO settings to use.

    IN the first instance contact their representitives for support.

    Alternatively you can install VM images from http://modern.ie

    support for XP is ending in April this year.... you should be using at least IE9 on Vista and IE11 on Win7 and 8x. (latest versions... IE9 is the highest IE version you can install on Vista).. As I said you can use Compatibility views on those versions of IE to emulate older versions of IE. My guess is that your CRM vendor requires IE9 or lower because they use VML.... probably IE8 emulation I/o IE9 should be used.. consult with the CRM vendor.

    Post consumer questions about IE to http://answers.microsoft.com... Include with your questions links to any websites you are having issues with.


    Rob^_^

    Wednesday, February 05, 2014 1:21 AM
  • This is a link of IE 9 system requirements,IE 9 is not supported on XP and earlier, and it is not possible to install IE 9 on Windows 8 and 8.1 

    Internet Explorer 9 system requirements

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/system-requirements

    Regards


    Yolanda
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, February 05, 2014 5:12 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    All versions from IE8 and higher support legacy rendering emulation of previous versions of IE with Compatibility View Settings or x-ua meta tags..

    see Defining document compatibility in Internet Explorer

    It is up to the ERP vendor (SAP?) to include meta data in their web pages to tell IE browsers to use a legacy rendering mode or an older versioned userAgent string...

    MS has a listing of sites that have requested custom Compatibility settings (tools>Compatibility View Settings, check "Include updated website lists from Microsoft")... SAP and IBM are on the list...

    or you can manually add a DOMAIN to the Compatibility View settings to force IE to use IE7  Emulation....

    Your CRM vendor should be able to tell you the exact requirements for their site, or If hosted on your intranet what GPO settings to use.

    IN the first instance contact their representitives for support.

    Alternatively you can install VM images from http://modern.ie

    support for XP is ending in April this year.... you should be using at least IE9 on Vista and IE11 on Win7 and 8x. (latest versions... IE9 is the highest IE version you can install on Vista).. As I said you can use Compatibility views on those versions of IE to emulate older versions of IE. My guess is that your CRM vendor requires IE9 or lower because they use VML.... probably IE8 emulation I/o IE9 should be used.. consult with the CRM vendor.

    Post consumer questions about IE to http://answers.microsoft.com... Include with your questions links to any websites you are having issues with.


    Rob^_^

    Wednesday, February 05, 2014 1:21 AM
  • This is a link of IE 9 system requirements,IE 9 is not supported on XP and earlier, and it is not possible to install IE 9 on Windows 8 and 8.1 

    Internet Explorer 9 system requirements

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/system-requirements

    Regards


    Yolanda
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, February 05, 2014 5:12 AM