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How can I run/emulate IE 7 to access a site that only works for IE7

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Existing web site, not support under ie 8
Have Windows 7 laptop with IE 8 installed, cannot access site
Have looked IE Tester, but this does not work with excessively long pages on the site.
Can IE 8 be convinced to run as it was IE 7?
Is there another emulator out there?
Thanks
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by:storkyIV
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There is a developer tools section in IE8, Tools -> Developer Tools (or hit F12).
If you hit that, it will then open a window, on the tool bar there it asks for browser mode. Select IE7 and you are there.
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Another option is to use VMWare to run multiple versions of Windows on your desktop - which gives the additional benefit of being able to test on a completely clean and new installation of Windows.  On the down side you do need to purchase multiple copies of Windows.  If you want to go that route then consider purchasing a copy of the Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN) Operating Systems version which would give you access to multiple versions of the Windoze operating systems.
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by:simonrobs
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Thanks ...
I can't go down the vmware route but thanks.
Will try the internet exlorer connection in due course.
Have looked at F12 option, I have selected IE7 - what do I do next - I tried the search bar, where you can ee the URL with both http://vebus. defra. gov. uk and vebus. defra. gov. uk options. I tried going back to IE and going to the site and get the same message about IE 7.
See attached...
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Ok, if you copy the link https://secure.vebus.defra.gov.uk/Logon.asp then go to developer tools (or F12) and select the IE7 mode, ignore the popup window, go back to the main browser window, paste the url into the address bar and hit enter. This will take you straight to the logon screen.
logon-IE7-Mode.bmp
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by:jcimarron
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simonrobs--Run IE8 in Compatibility View
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd567845(VS.85).aspx
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The only thing that definitely worked - thanks
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