IE 6.0 & IE 7.0 in Vista

IE 6.0 & IE 7.0 in Vista

Post by cjU4NDkxO » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 03:32:01

Short story - new laptop vista business - company decided to only support IE
6.0, can I install IE 6.0 in Vista Business also? No option to remove Vista
from laptop as it will not support XP.


IE 6.0 & IE 7.0 in Vista

Post by Mr. Arnol » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 04:00:49

You should be able to do this where you can install XP on the machine so you
can use IE6, and leave Vista has is on the machine.


IE 6.0 & IE 7.0 in Vista

Post by denni » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 04:18:24

Who bought a vista machine if they needed ie6? If it was the company they
will either have to support it or buy you another laptop.
What laptop is it as most work with xp even if you have to collect the
drivers from elsewhere, like,, etc.

IE 6.0 & IE 7.0 in Vista

Post by Andre Da C » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 07:04:33

If you are connecting to a corporate network, ask your Administrator to
install Windows XP in a Virtual Machine so you can access Company resources
using IE 6. You are at least entitled to the license since its your own
machine and license of Vista.
My Vista Quickstart Guide: !E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry

IE 6.0 & IE 7.0 in Vista

Post by Andrew McL » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 08:53:30

"r584919" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote ...

Hi Roy

Are you having any specific problem using IE7 on the corporate network?

In terms of rendering web pages, IE7 is highly compatible with IE6. Any web
page designed for IE6 has a good chance of displaying correctly in IE7.

If the internet websites are throwing up error messages because you are
using IE7, this is probably becuase the websites explicitly look at your
browser's "User Agent String", which reports the browser version. IE7 on
Vista will send a UAS like "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; Windows NT
6.0)". If the website doesn't see a "MSIE 6.0" in the UAS, it may be
programmed to display an error message.

This is a common problem. To work around it, download the User Agent String
Utility from the Microsoft website:

Run this utility on your Vista laptop. IE7 will now report itself as being
Internet Explorer 6 in the User Agent String. Websites which require IE6,
will then work correctly with IE on Vista.

Hope it helps,
Andrew McLaren
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au