Re: IE8 standalone IE7?
- From: C A Upsdell <cupsdell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 19:49:46 -0400
1. One version of IE would not run at all.Which one?
I think it was 5.5, but I don't really remember, because I deleted the one that failed. And now I've deleted all of them due to my problems.
You are suggesting, I think, that the version of JS supported by that version of IE (I think it was IE 6) was not up to date. I don't know why the most recent version of JS would not have been included, but in any case I can't determine this now because I later deleted the whole IE Collection.
3. A third version, when run, destabilized my PC so badly that it took me 30 hours to make my PC trustworthy again.
What did it screw up?
The IE Advanced Options pane became completely blank, making it impossible for me to check or change any of the advanced options. This problem first appeared in one of the versions of IE in the IE Collection -- IE 8 I think it was -- but I quickly discovered that it had also affected the default (normally installed) version of IE on my PC, i.e. IE 7.
Whatever caused this problem therefore affected not only the versions of IE in the IE collection, but also my default version. And it did so on the day I was supposed to finish off my taxes!!!
It took a long time to fix the problem, in part because the initial fixes I found did not work, and in part because I had to do thorough scans for malware in case in was malware which caused the problem, and some of the malware scans took hours and hours and hours. It turned out that it was not caused by malware, unless you want to call the IE Collection malware. In the end, re-installing IE 7 fixed the problem -- perhaps aided by other things I did before re-installing it -- but it cost me a lot of time at the worst possible time.
Just looking for alternatives, I don't believe I have enough computer to go the Virtual PC route. Even with Tredosoft's 3-6 MulitpleIE version bombs periodically especially when more than one version of IE open at once. Did you have your IE upgraded to version 8 and with FinalBuild installed up to 7? Or did you have 7 and used FinalBuild to supply 8?
I have IE7 installed, tried to use the IE collection for IE 5.01, 5.5, 6.0, and 8.0, but now continue to use Virtual PC for all of these.
As for alternatives: *one* potential problem with Virtual PC is inadequate HD disk space: but this is not a problem for me, because I bought an external 1T (1 Terabyte) drive for other purposes -- 1T drives are not that costly today -- so I have no shortage of HD space. RAM is more of a problem for me -- I have only 1G -- but I have found that I can run several instances of Windows with no problem when testing sites.
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