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I tried some of the hacks to run IE 7 and 8 parallel but found out myself in ruined version of  default IE :(. Only solution that can work perfectly is using VMWare    or virtual pc  to host different os with different web browser is quite frustrating if you need to do development then you need to setup IIS for accessing your website on the virtual machines.
But i found something thats so much awesome i cant think any hack is easier than Xenocode Browser Sandbox.

Its a great exaple of Application virtualzation
Not only you run IE 7 and 8 but they also give you the ability to run IE 6 firefox 2 & 3 opera crome and safari too.
Just click the start button and give it sometime to load the application and then here you go IE 6, 7 and 8 all together running.
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:59 AM Internet Explorer | Back to top


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I've used this personally, it does work great, but I wouldnt try IE6 on a machine where IE7 is the default. They launch some batch files that (my best guess) modify registry so that the IE6 sandbox browser contains all your bookmarks and toolbars set up, but this totally screws with the default IE7 installed instance of IE.

Examples of broken functionality Tools - Manage addons - enable/disable add ons, this menu item no longer opens a dialog, you can still get to it through Tools - Internet options - Programs.

I was able to get back into a good state by uninstalling IE7 and then reinstalling it.

This is from my own personal experience, there are a few forum posts without answers on their site of other users with similar issues of it screwing up default installed browser instances as well.

Just an FYI to you and any other readers, until I see an update in there website regarding the fix of these issues, I would stay away from trying flavors other than current installed version.
Left by Adam Nelson on Apr 29, 2009 2:14 AM

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thanks adam for sharring your experience with all us. I tried to use IE7 and IE8 sandbox work great for me on vista.


kazim
Left by kazim on Apr 29, 2009 8:16 AM

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Yippee...! Its worked for me too. Thank you so much sharing this infomation.

I tired to IE 6 , IE 7 & IE 8 with win XP SP 3.

-Ashwath
Left by Ashwath on May 01, 2009 10:33 AM

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Thank you so much for the info. It works. cheers
Left by virux on May 14, 2010 12:31 AM

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Can someone tell me how to use this tool. I have IE 8 and FF 3.6 installed in my machine. Installed this tool also, but no idea how to use it.
Left by Sriram on May 17, 2010 6:39 AM

# re: Running Internet Explorer 7 & 8 side by side
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1.goto the website
2.select the browser
3. it will ask you to install browser plugin accept it
4. select the browser again then it will launch the browser .

kazim
Left by kazim on May 17, 2010 8:57 AM

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