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How do you install MSIE7 in Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 machine on which I need to do testing on Internet Explorer 7 for a website I am working on.

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Guest [Entry]

"DebugBar IE Tester lets you run multiple IE renderers for testing. It comes with IE 8, 7, 6 & 5.5, and works with Windows 7.

Another option is Multiple IE, but this doesn't work with Vista or Windows 7."
Guest [Entry]

"I don't think there are any. I tried to do this using a packaged install of IE7 (it comes with a couple of browsers) and runs well on XP. This actually corrupted my Windows 7 installation and I had to restore the system to it's previous image using System Restore.

It seems that the core file iexplore.exe was replaced when I tried this and it just crashed all my folder shortcuts once I had installed IE7. Not recommended.

I'll be happy to hear if there's still another solution out there to achieve this. Regards!"
Guest [Entry]

"There is no supported method (that I can find) for natively IE7 on Windows 7

Here's what the ""Get Internet Explorer 7"" page looks like:

And the System Requirements says:

Windows Vista – Internet Explorer 7 is included as a feature within Windows Vista

...and...

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

I think this is worth mentioning because some companies have a policy of wanting to support a browser+platform parings.

Practially speaking, developers and technical staff will need to shoehorn this combination for testing. IE7 is part of Vista, so people will need to use IE7 if for no other reason than to support the legacy Vista customer base they might have."
"There is no supported method (that I can find) for natively IE7 on Windows 7

Here's what the ""Get Internet Explorer 7"" page looks like:

And the System Requirements says:

Windows Vista – Internet Explorer 7 is included as a feature within Windows Vista

...and...

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

I think this is worth mentioning because some companies have a policy of wanting to support a browser+platform parings.

Practially speaking, developers and technical staff will need to shoehorn this combination for testing. IE7 is part of Vista, so people will need to use IE7 if for no other reason than to support the legacy Vista customer base they might have."
Guest [Entry]

IE10 has "Browser mode" that you can select to simulate IE7, IE8 and IE9 in Developer tools. Hit F12 for the shortcut. It is next to the Validate tab.