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We want to test our site in IE 4.0.1. What OS should we install (Win98 1st ed.?) to run this. Or, other suggestions to achieve the setup we desire?
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You should be able to test this on Wind 95 or Win 98.  Even a stricter test would be to test on IE 4 running on Mac OS.

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Buy a used machine. Don't upgrade it. You should be able to find one cheap. ;-)
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We have a lot of used machines. The trick is getting 4.0.1 installed without getting either a more recent version or an older version, unless we can access the software to upgrade to 4.0.1.
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So the essence is, how do we get this version of IE installed?
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cheekycj earned 120 total points
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thats easy:
http://browsers.evolt.org/index.cfm/dir/ie/32bit/4.01/

actually goto http://browsers.evolt.org for all your old and new browser needs :-)

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We test using BrowserPhoto in these environments:
Computer     Browser     Screen Size     Font Size
PC with Windows     Netscape Navigator v4.7     800x600 pixels     Normal
PC with Windows     Netscape Navigator v4.7     640x480 pixels     Normal
PC with Windows     Netscape Navigator v6.1     800x600 pixels     Normal
PC with Windows     Opera v5.0     800x600 pixels     Normal
WebTV Console     WebTV     1024x768 pixels     Normal
Macintosh IMAC     Internet Explorer v4.5     1024x768 pixels     Normal
Macintosh IMAC     Internet Explorer v5.0     1024x768 pixels     Normal
Macintosh IMAC     Netscape Navigator v4.7     1024x768 pixels     Normal
Macintosh IMAC     Netscape Navigator v6.1     1024x768 pixels     Normal
PC with Windows     America Online v6.0     1024x768 pixels     Normal
PC with Windows     Internet Explorer v4.0     800x600 pixels     Medium
PC with Windows     Internet Explorer v5.5     1024x768 pixels     Larger
PC with Windows     Internet Explorer v5.5     1024x768 pixels     Medium
PC with Windows     Internet Explorer v5.5     800x600 pixels     Medium
PC with Windows     Internet Explorer v6.0     1024x768 pixels     Normal
PC with Windows     Internet Explorer v6.0     800x600 pixels     Normal
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All I get are either "The page you are looking for is currently unavailable" or "Login request denied" messages for any of the FTP files at browsers.evolt.org

I have tried several, reconfigured my PC, etc. I will try again and again for awhile. Any other suggestions?
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by:webwoman
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eBay. Buy an old version of Windows, one that comes with IE4. Install that on the old machine. Or a new one... ;-)

Or find an old book, any number of old software packages came with IE4. I've probably got at least a few old CDs with it floating around. You may have, too. Check. You'd have to play with things, I'm sure, to get it to install at all, but I suspect it's possible.
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I wonder why evolt is not working.

try these alternatives:
http://www.inet.co.th/download/ie4/
http://dbserv.jinr.ru/www-support/assist/download/ie4/
http://ie5.de/pages/setup/download.htm [there seems to be an english version avail too]

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by:KenAdney
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At my most popular public web site, it runs:

58% Win98
33% NT
6% Win95
1% Mac
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by:dij8
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IE 4.01 should be tested only because it is the worst IE version ever!  And because of that, and that IE uses inhererently upgrade if they can, it is not a popular browser.  However, it is still out there.  What you need to know is which OS it is most likely to be used on (hence the question).

Anything above Win98 is a waste of time.  Even Win98 SE2 is pretty much a waste of time.  I would suggest Win 95.  Maybe NT4 SP3 if your target audience is a large old government organisation that never updates anything.

Evolt is working for me now.
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esc_toe_account

I reduced the points to 120 and refunded the rest. Please accept one experts comment as an answer and post a 120p question for the other expert with a title like : "Points for xxx" and a body "For your help in http://www.experts-exchange.com/browsers/Q_20314369.html ."

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by:bruno
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if you are closing this out, please don't forget about your pointer Q
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Mindphaser,

I've commented in the link question, so if I don't see anything in the next day or so I'll close it.

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Glad I could help and Thanx for the "A".

CJ
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Webwoman - please see

http://www.experts-exchange.com/browsers/Q_20315545.html

for your points.
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