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HI All,

Does anyone know how I can do a site check in IE6 when I have IE7 on my computer? I did try using the download for "Multiple IEs" but don't seem to be able to preview in anything other than IE7... dreamweaver sets the IE preview to IE7 no matter what, thus disallowing any other IE preview; insisting that iexplore.exe already point to a browser and to install a different browser..
Well I renamed iexplore to iexplore6, and whilst the browser will open it quickly crashes.

Is it possible to run both FF2 and FF3 on a computer to site check?

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You should not be previewing

You should not be previewing in DW, only ever check in real browsers. If your running XP then the standalones will work fine if you are on Vista they won't and an option then is to download the MS virtual machine along with the XP/IE6 vhd

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Sure thing here's what I do,

Sure thing here's what I do, I have ie6 installed and use portable ie7 to test, then I have firefox 2 installed and use firefox portable to test. Or you could do vise versa.
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Don't use the preview button

Don't use the preview button in DW, just open up all the browsers you want to test in and refresh the page every time you make a change to your code. Testing in FF2 & 3 is a bit convoluted. I used to do it with 1.5 and 2, but now I've got two PCs and so test 2 on one and 3 on another.

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I think Hugo's coffee must

I think Hugo's coffee must have just kicked in, I'm not sure I understand what he's said even though I'm pretty sure what he means :scared:

Look into virtualisation software. If you have a reasonably recent CPU you can use products available free from VMWare (VMWare Server & VMWare Player), Microsoft (Virtual PC) and Sun (Virtual Box). Setting up a virtual machine is pretty straight forward (although strictly you need extra licences for the OS you're running). Once the OS is installed, bring it up to date and install the web browsers you want. A PC with a C2D cpu and 2GB of ram shouldn't have too much problem running two WinXP VMs simultaneously.

e.g. I have several separate windows VMs with
IE6, FF1.5
IE7, FF2, Opera 9
IE8ß, FF3, Safari3ß
(as well as ones for IE5 and IE5.5).

fwiw, you can also setup Linux VMs (e.g. Ubuntu) to check in linux browsers - Konqueror, FF, etc.

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I'm staggered that anyone

I'm staggered that anyone got what I was fumbling to say, I certainly was struggling! I knew what I was wanting to say yet them words simply wouldn't manifest in a meaningful sense, actually problem was that coffee hadn't kicked in.

Lets have another go Smile

If you have Vista there is a problem running the standalone offerings, one course of action that can be taken in that circumstance is to download Microsofts free 'Virtual PC' along with that MS provide a developers edition of XP SP2 + IE6 as an .vhd image this the virtual machine will load as a full XP operating system it is supposed to expire after a certain period yet all that actually happens is that each hour it reboots itself which isn't a problem if just being used to check layouts in IE6.

However the solutions that Chris lists above are far more practical and useful long term and something that most of us seem to be using nowadays, I'm using Sun's Virtual box to provide various alternative OS.

Phew need a cup of coffee now.

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Many thanks for all the

Many thanks for all the comments and ideas. I'll have to think about this... for a change lol.

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Andy