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Designing for pre-ie6 - can you download ie4 / ie5?

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by huppy, 21 Jul 2006.

  1. huppy


    Joined: 6 Jul 2004

    Posts: 465

    I'm currently building a site for a group of old(ish) people, and my main concern is their PCs might be slightly old, and may still be running win98 with ie4 or 5.

    I've tried googling, but nothing seems to come back, but what I'm looking for is to install previous (older) version of internet explorer. I've tried ie5-5.5 and they always say 'newer version installed' when i attempt to run the setup, even though I have a feeling it should be possible as I already have ie6 and ie7.

    Does anyone know where to get standalone versions from?
  2. iCraig


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Have you tried installing it with no IE browser on your PC beforehand?
  3. |Ric|


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 895

    I don't think you can have a standalone version of internet explorer, nor can you install multiple versions, and you cannot remove IE6 from windows xp.

    So if you are using windows xp you can't without dual booting windows 98 or using something like vmware and emulating windows 98 within windows xp.

    Best solution, see below :)
    Last edited: 21 Jul 2006
  4. Adz


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Berkshire

  5. z3b3dy


    Joined: 18 Feb 2003

    Posts: 477

    Location: Moscow

    If you are running IE 6.0 or greater on your PC you can run standalone versions of IE 4.0, IE 5.01 and IE 5.5. Just download them from here: http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit/standalone

    It as simple as un-zipping the files and double-clicking on the Internet Explorer in each directory, you can run them all at the same time.
  6. |Ric|


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 895

    Well I stand corrected, I have no idea how that is possible because surely loads of IE files are hidden all over the OS?

    IE3 is like going back to the dark ages :)
  7. Al Vallario


    Joined: 3 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,534

    Location: UK

    I'm a bit late with this, but there are alternate download links and a full write-up over at quirksmode.org. The principle is the same :)
  8. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,319

    Location: Plymouth

    I needed to test on Safari...so I bought a Macbook :D

    Now with the desktop VPS software I can install 95, 98, Me, XP and more! :D

    </random outburst of injured sad person>
  9. huppy


    Joined: 6 Jul 2004

    Posts: 465

    Those are the puppies! I knew they were around somewhere...

    Many thanks
  10. TrUz

    Wise Guy

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  11. nav...


    Joined: 2 Apr 2004

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    Location: Melbourne

    Likewise :D