Solved IE 7 and IE 9 on same system?

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November 13, 2014 at 17:27:45
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I want to upgrade to IE 9 but I like IE 7 because the favorites dialog is on the left hand side of the screen. Can I keep IE 7 and update to IE 9 and have them coexist on the same system? I'm thinking of renaming the directory where IE 7 is so the install of IE 9 wont delete the files. Can I do this? Then, if I want my current favorites list, I can import them from the favs I have saved and exported in IE 7. Some sites no longer work in IE 7; I can use IE 9 for those. Thanks.

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#1
November 13, 2014 at 17:41:31
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Windows does not support multiple versions of Internet Explorer on the same system.

Edit: This is Microsoft's official position regarding this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2020599

message edited by LMiller7


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#2
November 14, 2014 at 08:08:26
OK, thanks! I'll read the article.

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#3
November 14, 2014 at 13:22:23
Even if you made it you would be likely to run into all sorts of issues. Stick with IE9, it is more secure too.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
November 14, 2014 at 15:41:11
If you want favorites on the left, just enable the menu bar

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#5
November 14, 2014 at 16:23:20
Good input from riider. If you just want a squint at what it will look like press the Alt key. The Menu bar selection is a right click around the address line. You might have use for the Favorites bar too.

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#6
November 15, 2014 at 00:13:31
A lot of sites will tell you they no longer support IE 7 and some won't open because of it. It's not worth the trouble to keep IE 7 even if a dual installation was possible.

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#7
November 15, 2014 at 18:22:50
Thanks for your input folks! You can also pin the favorites pane to the left.

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