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Multiple Versions of IE on one machine!

Apparently you can install multiple versions of Internet Explorer on one machine! This is very cool.

Safest Universal Technique (XP Pro/XP Home/2000)

Find the following files in the installation files of IE 5.01 or IE 5.5 SP2

IENT_S1.CAB

IENT_S2.CAB

IENT_S3.CAB

IENT_S4.CAB

IENT_S5.CAB

Use WinRar extract theses files to a new directory.

Then do the same with the resulting files

IENT_1.CAB

IENT_2.CAB

IENT_3.CAB

IENT_4.CAB

IENT_5.CAB

Next delete the following files

SHLWAPI.DLL

COMCTL32.DLL(found this in IE 4.01 SP2, which I am working on now)

And finally create a blank text file named… you guessed it… “IEXPLORE.exe.local”

And BAM!!! – you got yourself a standalone version of IE!
Multiple Versions of IE on one machine!

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.