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Run IE7 Side-by-Side with IE6

Run IE7 Side-by-Side with IE6

November 3, 2006 9:25 pmComments are Disabled

These instructions are for running IE7 side-by-side on Windows XP SP2. No warranty! The machine I tried this on became a bit unstable after doing this. I had weird issues with Oulook and very slow page loads in IE7.

  • Download IE7 (file I downloaded was IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe)
  • At the command line, run IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe /x to run only the self-extraction
  • Enter the path you want for the extracted files
  • In the new folder, create an empty text file called iexplore.exe.local
  • Go into the update folder
  • Run idndl.exe
  • Run nlsdl.exe
  • Run xmllitesetup.exe
  • Reboot
  • Go back to the extracted folder and run iexplore.exe. It should work…

Use this at your own peril. I’ve noticed a few problems with IE7 running this way but it is functional.

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