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MSFT will "… distribute IE7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates (AU) shortly after the final version is released for Windows XP, planned for the fourth quarter of this year."

That will definitely speed the rollover into IE7, leaving only the Win98x and Win2K users[1] with IE6.

The announcement is here.

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[1] and those who opt out of the upgrade

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Microsoft also provides a

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Is there a reliable method

Is there a reliable method available yet for running IE7, 6 & 5 together?

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At the moment, I have ie 7

At the moment, I have ie 7 beta 3 installed (I couldn't find how to make this version work as a standalone copy), standalone copies of ie 6, ie 5.5 and ie 5.0 with modified BROWSELC.DLL to display the version, and I removed the key IE in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version Vector\
No problem, except with Automatic Windows Update : I had to unistall IE 7, let windows install security fixes and reinstal IE 7.

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DanA wrote:No problem,

DanA wrote:
No problem, except with Automatic Windows Update : I had to unistall IE 7, let windows install security fixes and reinstal IE 7.

Hmmm, that sounds like a PITA. :/

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Using a standalone beta 3

Using a standalone beta 3 may be safer if you don't disable Automatic Updates
http://tredosoft.com/IE7_standalone

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Tyssen wrote:Is there a

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Is there a reliable method available yet for running IE7, 6 & 5 together?

I found these standalone versions of IE, and had version six running with the first beta of seven. http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit They go way back.

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is it worth to update? I use

is it worth to update? I use FF right now and rather use FF because i simply hate IE and all its problems even though I make my clients pages compatible with IE also, but my husband uses IE should I update or wait or leave it at IE 6?

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You should definitely have

You should definitely have both IE6 & 7 to test your pages in. Whether you disable IE7 from being installed via automatic update and run it as a standalone or update to IE7 and run IE6 as a standalone is up to you.
A lot of professional developers advocate running each version of IE in it's native OS environment rather than as a standalone. This means either running additional boxes or using something like Virtual PC (or Parallels on a Mac).

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ok sounds good to me. think

ok sounds good to me. think ill update.. thanks

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n8gz4ez wrote:Tyssen

n8gz4ez wrote:
Tyssen wrote:
Is there a reliable method available yet for running IE7, 6 & 5 together?

I found these standalone versions of IE, and had version six running with the first beta of seven. http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit They go way back.

Is it just a case of unzipping one of the standalone versions to its own folder and then running it from there? or is there anything I need to add/delete/modify before running it?

ATM I think I had better still have IE6 now that I have installed IE7.

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A little bit more than

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Thanks, I've installed ie6

Thanks, I've installed ie6 and ie5.5 using that and they work ok, but ie7 now dosn't launch from it's icon, although if I have firefox already running I can launch it from the IETab icon on the bottom bar.

Any ideas?

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Try ie 7 standalone version

Try ie 7 standalone version :
http://tredosoft.com/IE7_standalone
It should work.
In the folder created you will find a subfolder : update with update.exe.
Execute update.exe to reinstall ie 7.
Rename Vector Version key in the registry.

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That is an option, but I

That is an option, but I found that just re-installing IE7 fixed it. I took it for granted that it was something else, what a pratt :-0

Cheers anyway.