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Running IE8 on the same Windows 7 machine with IE 11

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Hello

I have a windows 7 home edition and am running IE 11.  I also need to run IE8 on the same machine.

I don't want to run an emulator, but the real IE8, for testing purposes.  And it must be run locally.

Any suggestions on how to best do this?

Thanks

Rowby
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No because IE8 and IE11 will not run together on the same machine.  In other questions, the suggestion is to create a virtual machine to run the second browser on a separate copy of Windows.  Or you can use an old XP machine to run IE8.
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by:Rowby Goren
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Hmmm.

Any suggestions for downloading a virtual machine for WIndows 7?  Would I actually need a second licensed copy of Windows, or would the same license work on the virtual machine too?

THanks

Rowby
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Your Windows license allows you to run ONE version of Windows, so you would either have to purchase a second license for the virtual machine, or keep reinstalling the 30-day trial.

If you upgraded to Windows 7 Pro ($60-80), you can run XP Mode, which, when updated, would be running XP with IE8, but as dave said, different versions of IE can't co-exist on the same PC without emulation/virtualization.
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by:Rowby Goren
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Both answers were "Best', so I flipped a virtual bitcoin.

Thanks!

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