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Downgrade From Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 6

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  • HI

     

    i have 100 new Computers with Windows 7 professional

    In windows 7 Internet Explorer 8 is inbuilt Browser but some of my application needs Internet Explorer 6

    can i Downgrade From Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 6 in Windows 7 professional ???/

    if it is possible kindly tell me how to do this ????

     

    i require it badly

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 8:27 AM

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  • No, it is not possible to downgrade Internet Explorer in Windows 7. Two workarounds however are:

    1. Download and use "Windows XP Mode" on the machines that require IE6, http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
    2. Use MED-V to centrally maintain a Windows XP solution (with IE6) to roll out to the machines that need IE6, http://www.microsoft.com/windows/enterprise/products/mdop/med-v.aspx

    The problems that you are experiencing could maybe also be solved but that depends on what the problems are.


    Blogging about Windows for IT pros at www.theexperienceblog.com
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Tuesday, April 13, 2010 1:31 PM
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6:28 AM
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 10:58 AM
  • On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 08:27:10 +0000, jigneshvaghasiya wrote:

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    > i have 100 new Computers with Windows 7 professional
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    > In windows 7 Internet Explorer 8 is inbuilt Browser but some of my application needs Internet Explorer 6


    Why? How do you know? If the documentation for those applications say
    that, what is *probably* meant is that they need at *least* IE6.
    Downgrading is probably completely unnecessary. Try IE8 and see.


    > can i Downgrade From Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 6 in Windows 7 professional ???/



    No.
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003

    Ken Blake
    • Proposed as answer by lucian sam Tuesday, September 06, 2011 11:31 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by lucian sam Tuesday, September 06, 2011 11:31 PM
    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 12:00 AM
  • I've found some instructions to get 6 working on Windows 7. see if this helps http://www.techbitnbyte.com/how-to-use-ie6-on-windows-7/
    • Proposed as answer by lucian sam Tuesday, September 06, 2011 11:33 PM
    Tuesday, September 06, 2011 11:33 PM