Is it possible to install two different version of Internet Explorer on a Windows 7 pc

I have a developer wanting to know if he can have two different versions of Internet Explorer installed on a Windows 7 pc.  Thanks
gloyola1Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

jhyieslaCommented:
yes and no.  Natively, no, you can only have one version of IE at a time.  However, you can also install a virtual machine, like the built in one with Windows 7 or a product like VMware and have multiple copies of Windows running on the same machine and install different versions of IE on each virtual windows machine. There is a product called Thin App, which we use with our VMware View environment that will allow multiple copies of IE to run on the same desktop because they create self-contained packages.
0
Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
If you press F12 while in IE, it will bring up the Developer Tools panel at the bottom of the screen.

You can click on the different options under "Browser Mode" to make IE emulate earlier versions of IE (I only have IE 10 installed, so that's why you don't see IE 11 in the list):
Screenshot of F12 Developer Tools panel
IF that doesn't satisfy the developer's needs, you could use a virtual machine software like VMWare Player or Oracle's Virtual Box to create & run virtual machines with different operating systems on the same physical machine, as Jhyiesla suggested.

Both VMWare Player and Oracle VirtualBox are free downloads.  VMWare Workstation has more functionality than Player but isn't free.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
You can use this and similar websites to see how your website looks
on numerous browsers/versions (and devices)

Search for ...
preview website in multiple browsers

perform cross browser testing
0
gloyola1Author Commented:
Thanks.  I also found that opening IE and going to any website then hitting F12 opens a Developer Tools page where you can change the version and render the page in the new version of IE.  Thanks
0
gloyola1Author Commented:
Thanks everyone
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Web Browsers

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.