Internet Explorer 7 is out and as the world gradually upgrades, our web applications are slowly forced into compliance if we want to truly reach all of our audience. When it’s been declared that your app will support both (at least for the time being) the testers are forced to conduct browser compatibility using both. Because of this, testers are now dealing with the problem: Knowing that IE6 and IE7 can’t be installed at the same time on one machine, what is the most efficient way to test both IE6 and IE7? It sure would be nice if I you could test both from a single test machine right? Fact of the matter is, you CAN! You’ve got two options here, a Not so Guaranteed way, and a Guaranteed way.
Not So Guaranteed Way
1. Install IE7 on your test machine.
2. Download and install the free Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 and the free Windows XP SP2 IE6 VPC Image (no license required). Set you new environment up in 19 easy steps.
Do it the right way testers. Microsoft has made it easy and free for you.