Best way to view an old IE7 CMS (with JS) website on Windows 7...
Posted on 2011-09-29
I need to use an old CMS which seems to only work with IE 7 on XP. It uses some JS that does not seem to work in newer browser in particular some callback code which pops up a window with a document library. The user then selects a document and then a link to that document is placed in the host window document.
I have IE9 on my Windows 7 64bit setup. IE7 will not run on Windows 7 apparently. I have tried the IE7 mode in IE9's developer tools area without success. I have tried a number of other browser without success. I seem to get as far as the document window opening and then hanging (with "Please wait a moment") as if it has lost it caller so it cannot "callback". Admittedly it is opening in a new tab rather than a window(as it use to do since older browsers were not tabbed).
Any bright ideas to get a IE7 type browser(with same compatibility) running on Windows 7? By the way I cannot alter the CMS app since the powers that be have decided not to pay the developer to upgrade the app... so we have to go with what we have..... Only solution at the moment is to use my old XP laptop with IE7 on it.... not really a great solution !!!