Monday, June 7, 2010

Testing IE7 on Windows 7

IE7 cannot be installed on Windows 7. If you have a bug that needs to be testing on IE7, do the following:

  • Install Windows XP Mode for Windows 7
  • In Windows XP Mode,
    • Install IE7 Standalone
    • Place a shortcut to IE7 in the following folder: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
    • This creates a shortcut in your Windows 7 Start Menu as such:



  • In Firefox, when you right click on a tab, you should have the option to Switch Rendering Engine - you’re now testing in IE7 :)