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#1 SuperKid

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:43

Hi,

 

I am looking for a way to run IE 7, 8 and 9 on Windows 8 because I am developing websites and would like to test my website for older browser compatibility, is there any way to do this or tools to test with?

 

Matt




#2 Tomo

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:45

You could use virtual machines with XP / Vista / 7 on them.



#3 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:48

your best bet is "IETester"

 

http://www.my-debugb...Tester/HomePage

 

 

 

IETester is a free (both for personal and professional usage) WebBrowser that allows you to have the rendering and javascript engines of IE10IE9IE8IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Windows 8 desktop, Windows 7, Vista and XP, as well as the installed IE in the same process.


#4 Max Norris

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:48

Virtual machines, Browserstacks/Modern.IE, IETester/MultipleIE, etc.  Got a few choices.



#5 +Zlip792

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:49

As above other mentioned you can try them or this?

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#6 Max Norris

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:50

As above other mentioned you can try them or this?

Personally I wouldn't recommend that as your testing tool, it's close but not perfect.



#7 stoo2000

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:50

Hi,
 
I am looking for a way to run IE 7, 8 and 9 on Windows 8 because I am developing websites and would like to test my website for older browser compatibility, is there any way to do this or tools to test with?
 
Matt


Microsoft provide Virtual Machine images for testing on various versions & combinations: http://www.modern.ie...tools#downloads

There's also a 3mo free offer for browser stacks on that page.

#8 OP SuperKid

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:56

Virtual machine installing Windows multiple times and running them all is quite resource consuming and a little hassle really. I am trying that debugbar out now. Also BrowserStack.org is good I will make use of this up until my trial ends.

 

The emulation modes is okay but I noticed using emulation vs actually the browser produces different results.



#9 ndoggfromhell

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 13:04

I'm pretty sure you could use the "developers tools" and just change the browser mode from IE11 to IE 7 or 8 or 9.  

Unless they did away with this in Windows 8.  



#10 stoo2000

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 13:25

Virtual machine installing Windows multiple times and running them all is quite resource consuming and a little hassle really. I am trying that debugbar out now. Also BrowserStack.org is good I will make use of this up until my trial ends.
 
The emulation modes is okay but I noticed using emulation vs actually the browser produces different results.

The virtual machines are pre-configured, all you need to do is boot them and start browsing.

#11 winrez

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 13:57

Download Expression Web Super Preview. The website is loaded remotely on Microsoft's servers and provides you with a side by side comparison using any major browser (even has the OSX version of safari)

 

http://www.microsoft...tails.aspx?2020



#12 xendrome

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 13:59

http://www.browserstack.com/



#13 OP SuperKid

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 14:20

Thanks all, lots of good options here! It is just I am having an issue with my website not displaying correctly on IE9 (it is a modern HTML5/CSS3 website that is Responsive) and need to emulate it to try debug the problem.