WWW & Internet Browsers Internet Explorer Collection

Internet Explorer Collection 1.7.2.1 for Windows

by Utilu

Avg. Rating 3.1 (271 votes)

File Details

File Size 54.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 217,609
Publisher Utilu
Homepage Internet Explorer Collection

Publisher's Description

Internet Explorer is a browser developed by Microsoft. Windows Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer) is based on the Trident render engine.

Internet Explorer Collection contains multiple IE versions, which are standalone so they can be used at the same time. This is useful for web developers. Conditional Comments are important for web developers, because they use them to target specific versions of Internet Explorer. In the standalone versions Conditional Comments work exactly the same as in the native versions. The original version number is shown correcty in the User Agent string.

Latest Reviews

BooM13

BooM13 reviewed v1.7.2.1 on May 6, 2014

Strongly advise against using this browser since the latest version found a problem with the protection of personal data

sarastamp

sarastamp reviewed v1.7.1.1 on Oct 7, 2011

I already have multiple IE installed for versions up to IE6. I could not get IE 7 standalone to work because of a bug with the form input fields- so I downloaded this one just for IE7-
Worked perfectly!
I didn't install any of the other IE's, but have no doubt that they wouldn't work as well. Make sure you guys check the compatibility chart to see if your version of Windows is compatible with the browser you want to test
http://utilu.com/IECollection/

Thanks! ^_^

geewhizbang

geewhizbang reviewed v1.7.1.1 on Sep 15, 2011

Contains a trojan.

blergh

blergh reviewed v1.7.1.1 on Sep 7, 2011

Installed on Windows 7, and my experience is:
- It doesn't install IE9 (?).
- The machine already had IE8 installed, so it didn't install that.
- Can't get IE7 on Win7, yeah, ok, I get that.
- So it installed two versions of IE6, neither of which work, they just crash on launch. I tried running them as Administrator, no luck.

So I started out with a machine with IE8. And now I have a machine that still has IE8, but also two broken installs of IE6.

tldr; Don't bother.

angelabe

angelabe reviewed v1.7.1.1 on Aug 26, 2011

Nice idea but in my opinion create a pack with only the last 3 IEs. Thats all any user would really care about.

tips

tips reviewed v1.7.1.0 on Aug 4, 2011

I only got up to IE6. IE7-9 are non-existent. It claimed to have IE9 installed, but then when I downgraded my IE9 back to 8, because I really needed at least 8, the supposed IE9 for IE Collection turned into IE8 and vice versa when I upgraded back to IE9. I don't have time for this bulls*** and I'm baffled as how this was even recommended to me. This was a complete waste of my time. Thanks for nothing.

zzqrj

zzqrj reviewed v1.7.1.0 on Jul 21, 2011

very good . thanks

tclimb

tclimb reviewed v1.7.1.0 on Jul 9, 2011

its very good

nkamp

nkamp reviewed v1.7.1.0 on Jul 1, 2011

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I have win 7 hom 64bit. I have downloaded 1.7.1.0. I will install the IE versions 6, 7 and 8, with the dev bar and the firebug. (I have 9 already).

But it can't/doesn't install 7 and 8. They are also outgreyed. Is that normal? Or....

I think i have installed an earlier version a year ago on xp and there I have al the verisons from 1.5 till 8!?

Jragena

Jragena reviewed v1.7.1.0 on Jun 10, 2011

Tries to install Adware. Buggy. Does not install all versions of IE as described on specs page. Not worth the install.

Avg. Rating 3.1 (271 votes)
Your Rating
BooM13

BooM13 reviewed v1.7.2.1 on May 6, 2014

Strongly advise against using this browser since the latest version found a problem with the protection of personal data

sarastamp

sarastamp reviewed v1.7.1.1 on Oct 7, 2011

I already have multiple IE installed for versions up to IE6. I could not get IE 7 standalone to work because of a bug with the form input fields- so I downloaded this one just for IE7-
Worked perfectly!
I didn't install any of the other IE's, but have no doubt that they wouldn't work as well. Make sure you guys check the compatibility chart to see if your version of Windows is compatible with the browser you want to test
http://utilu.com/IECollection/

Thanks! ^_^

geewhizbang

geewhizbang reviewed v1.7.1.1 on Sep 15, 2011

Contains a trojan.

blergh

blergh reviewed v1.7.1.1 on Sep 7, 2011

Installed on Windows 7, and my experience is:
- It doesn't install IE9 (?).
- The machine already had IE8 installed, so it didn't install that.
- Can't get IE7 on Win7, yeah, ok, I get that.
- So it installed two versions of IE6, neither of which work, they just crash on launch. I tried running them as Administrator, no luck.

So I started out with a machine with IE8. And now I have a machine that still has IE8, but also two broken installs of IE6.

tldr; Don't bother.

angelabe

angelabe reviewed v1.7.1.1 on Aug 26, 2011

Nice idea but in my opinion create a pack with only the last 3 IEs. Thats all any user would really care about.

tips

tips reviewed v1.7.1.0 on Aug 4, 2011

I only got up to IE6. IE7-9 are non-existent. It claimed to have IE9 installed, but then when I downgraded my IE9 back to 8, because I really needed at least 8, the supposed IE9 for IE Collection turned into IE8 and vice versa when I upgraded back to IE9. I don't have time for this bulls*** and I'm baffled as how this was even recommended to me. This was a complete waste of my time. Thanks for nothing.

zzqrj

zzqrj reviewed v1.7.1.0 on Jul 21, 2011

very good . thanks

tclimb

tclimb reviewed v1.7.1.0 on Jul 9, 2011

its very good

nkamp

nkamp reviewed v1.7.1.0 on Jul 1, 2011

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I have win 7 hom 64bit. I have downloaded 1.7.1.0. I will install the IE versions 6, 7 and 8, with the dev bar and the firebug. (I have 9 already).

But it can't/doesn't install 7 and 8. They are also outgreyed. Is that normal? Or....

I think i have installed an earlier version a year ago on xp and there I have al the verisons from 1.5 till 8!?

Jragena

Jragena reviewed v1.7.1.0 on Jun 10, 2011

Tries to install Adware. Buggy. Does not install all versions of IE as described on specs page. Not worth the install.

Paul Skinner

Paul Skinner reviewed v1.7.0.9 on Mar 7, 2011

So your suggesting that because it packages 1-5 as well as 6-8 that it's complete junk?

You can pick which versions you want, you know, you don't have to install them all.

Having 7 & 8 side by side is extremely useful.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.7.0.8 on Feb 8, 2011

seriously Paul ,, chances are if someone comes to your site in IE-5 they will not have half the brain to click on the button that says buy my product...

Paul Skinner

Paul Skinner reviewed v1.7.0.2 on Sep 8, 2010

I can't work out if the reviewers below are genuinely idiotic, or have some ulterior motive.

This is excellent for website compatibility testing. Works brilliantly.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.7.0.1 on Jul 21, 2010

if your gonna release this give me a windows 98ME to go with it, a complete waste of bandwidth

Ulmo

Ulmo reviewed v1.7.0.0 on Jun 23, 2010

Install with only IE6 => Run => Crash => Uninstall

soldier1st

soldier1st reviewed v1.7.0.0 on Jun 22, 2010

ie is a security nightmare.

liby8

liby8 reviewed v1.6.0.5 on Jan 23, 2010

It's there a way to fix the IE6 issue ? (multiple blank ie6 browser windows open and i can not use it)
Thanks

acmrqrdt

acmrqrdt reviewed v1.6.0.2 on Oct 24, 2009

Using external sites like browsershots is nice, but having the actual instance of IE on your own PC is great.

It is a very small download, very quick to install and start using. I now have all versions of Windows IE on my machine so my version-compatibility testing is now much faster.

If you have any issue with the software, I suggest contacting the author via the email link on his website.

This tool will be on all of my Windows development machines.

nerdstalker

nerdstalker reviewed v1.6.0.1 on Sep 15, 2009

It may have to do that my dev machine has ie6 as the default browser, but when I install ie collections whenever I click a link either one or multiple blank ie6 browser windows open. I've uninstalled it and the problem lingers, i've heard that you have to make a regedit change to fix it. Very very very lame.

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v1.6.0.1 on Sep 10, 2009

Gets better and better!

Nilpohc

Nilpohc reviewed v1.5.0.1 on Aug 18, 2009

Works like a charm now since 1.5.0.0, as long as i only use standalone versions, which is not a problem actually. Very good job.

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v1.5.0.1 on Aug 18, 2009

Excellent piece of freeware. Very helpful to developers. Issues I had using previous versions are fixed in this release. Thanks to the Author.

Delphi

Delphi reviewed v1.4.0.2 on May 13, 2009

When your have the problem that native IE8 popups out when opening an url in standalone IE6 you have currently set IE8 as default browser, while you should set another browser (like Firefox/Safari/Chrome/etc.) as default when you want to use standalone versions of IE.
Another solution is to set the URL you want to visit in IE6 as homepage and then press the home icon, but the first solution is preferred since it's easier and permanent.

You can find an e-mail address on the publishers website (look at the bottom).

Nilpohc

Nilpohc reviewed v1.4.0.2 on May 2, 2009

Nice package, but despite the recent - and expected - fixes i'm still having a few troubles :

- my native IE8 has broken favorites (and so does IE7)
- when opening an url in standalone IE6, my native IE8 popups out

Any chance the fact i'm running a french XP OS could trigger these ? All my colleagues experience the same issues...
By the way, where do you report problems ? I can't find a link on the webiste...

Delphi

Delphi reviewed v1.3.0.1 on Mar 30, 2009

In Windows Vista and 7 you already have IE 7 or 8.

Vorenus

Vorenus reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Mar 21, 2009

When IE 8 is installed in Vista, IE7 isn't available for installation.

Delphi

Delphi reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Mar 20, 2009

To have a standalone version of Internet Explorer 8.00.6001.18702 (Final) is nice now more and more people use it.

Delphi

Delphi reviewed v1.2.0.3 on Mar 19, 2009

Works great in Windows 7 too.

gawd21

gawd21 reviewed v1.2.0.2 on Mar 6, 2009

1 32.33% Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) G
2 16.16% Googlebot-Image/1.0
3 8.71% Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) G
4 4.85% Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.co
5 4.22% Mozilla/5.0 (Twiceler-0.9 http://www.cuil.com/twiceler/robot.
6 3.65% Java/1.6.0_04
7 2.39% Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.7) G
8 2.39% Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola
9 1.83% Java/1.6.0_07
10 1.62% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1
11 1.48% msnbot-media/1.1 (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)
12 1.41% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NE
13 1.12% Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yahoo! Slurp; http://help.yahoo.com/
14 0.84% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET
15 0.84% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; SLC

Delphi

Delphi reviewed v1.2.0.2 on Mar 4, 2009

Let me guess, your website is not technical and often visited by inexperienced computer users (the typical IE user).

frankwick

frankwick reviewed v1.2.0.2 on Mar 4, 2009

Whoever says no one uses IE anymore, wrong.... Here are the stats from my website over the past year.

1. Internet Explorer 9,399 75.08%
2. Firefox 2,053 16.40%
3. Safari (Mac/Windows/iPhone) 763 6.10%
4. Mozilla 214 1.71%
5. Chrome 28 0.22%
6. Opera 24 0.19%
7. Netscape 13 0.10%
8. Camino 6 0.05%
9. Playstation 3 4 0.03%
10. 8900a 3 0.02%
11. Blazer (Palm) 3 0.02%
12. Konqueror 2 0.02%
13. Mozilla Compatible Agent 2 0.02%
14. (not set) 1 0.01%
15. HTC-8900 1 0.01%
16. Playstation Portable 1 0.01%
17. SeaMonkey 1 0.01%

Beta Soft

Beta Soft reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 28, 2009

Being able to use Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 side-by-side on recent Windows versions is really useful for web developers.

Paul Skinner

Paul Skinner reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 26, 2009

It's really nice to see someone's putting some effort in to making this work for everyone.
I didn't expect to see bug fixes.

Excellent bit of software (not the software inside, obviously :p )

wodez

wodez reviewed v1.1.1.1 on Feb 9, 2009

"No one uses these ancient browsers anymore"
You are very wrong on that one

Paul Skinner

Paul Skinner reviewed v1.1.1.1 on Feb 8, 2009

Excellent for checking websites in IE6 - 8.
What the person below said holds true for IE5.5 and backwards.

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v1.1.1.1 on Feb 8, 2009

It's interesting to use them for a historical perspective, but this is about as useful to developers as MS-DOS is. No one uses these ancient browsers anymore and if any developer supports them still they should be ashamed.

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v1.1.1.1 on Feb 7, 2009

To install all the IEs, run in compatibility mode for 95 to install 1.0, then in XP compatibility mode to install the rest. It's a bit dumb that it doesn't let you install them (it could at least say "Not compatible" but let you do it anyway).

gavcity

gavcity reviewed v1.1.1.0 on Jan 27, 2009

This works nicely and is very useful for designers.

skapig

skapig reviewed v1.1.0.1 on Sep 30, 2008

Great execution, but useless on Vista.

DJHasis

DJHasis reviewed v1.1.0.1 on Aug 29, 2008

On Vista 1.5, 2.01, 3.0 can be installed but when the installation has been done in compatible mode then you can install all, sad that only those three work, others give different kinds of kernel or other errors :(
Would be nice to use more of those on Vista but those three first version are pretty cool and wicked looking.

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Aug 29, 2008

So far as I understand it, the purpose of this collection is to enable developers to see the mess that IE can make of their Web sites, particularly in its early versions, so that they can code accordingly. Comments about the lack of adherance to standards by IE are irrelevant, apart from the fact that this download would be irrelevant also if IE had followed standards.

pforbes

pforbes reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Aug 28, 2008

In fact nothing new. BTW, even when years ago things were different,not following the W3C Web Recommendations in 2008 is IMHO like buying a tank to make your own war...
If you build a public web page you wish people to have an easy access to reach everywhere, and not to dedicate it only to people using IE7.

Mecanoroid

Mecanoroid reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Aug 28, 2008

dssdbs : in case you do not know the description is written by the "uploader" not betanews redaction.

Second : There is no difference between "standards" and recommendations since neither are mandatory and none less descriptive than the other. It is just anal semantic.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Aug 28, 2008

How do u review this. Well i'll thank this program for one thing, It got my IE7 back running again. Ever since trying IE8, and reverting back to IE7, 7 has been a mess, now it works again. As for this. Interesting looking at the older versions. IE 5 is the earliest version i recognize. Using CNN.com as my test site, IE 1 to 3 didn't work at all. IE4 and and 5 did, than crashed. IE 5.5 worked good and so did the later versions. I don't use IE at all anymore, but of all the versions, I still like IE6 the best.

s.thorne

s.thorne reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Jul 31, 2008

Doesn't work on my system (XP/SP3). Always crashes with an error message that IE has to close down etc.

dssdbs

dssdbs reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Jul 30, 2008

I hope you really meant to say:

"...which does not follow the W3C Web Recommendations."

Because there are NO Web Standards, only recommendations.

korgul

korgul reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Jul 30, 2008

Hi, ...

>>> dzjepp
>>> Version: 1.0.0.0
>>> I am on Vista 64bit, and it only installed IE 1.5
>>> Good for a few laughs, to see how broken todays sites are on that version :D

Respond to : dzjepp

Me have Vista 64bit Ultimate, x64 sp1.

Also on my computer = it only install IE 1.5.

Then try to use "[xp sp2 compatibility mode, and with administrator mode]", the "iecollection1000.exe" file.

It work for me = now i can install internet explorer, from 1.5 to 8.0 beta 1 versions, with the "iecollection1000.exe" installer.

------
Korgul

dzjepp

dzjepp reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Jul 30, 2008

I am on Vista 64bit, and it only installed IE 1.5

Good for a few laughs, to see how broken todays sites are on that version :D

JandeJ

JandeJ reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Jul 30, 2008

People should never use Internet Explorer as primary browser, because IE does not comply with web standards and has a lot of security vulnerabilities...

...but if you are an Internet Developer and need to test things in different versions of Internet Explorer this collection is very handy, because it's normally not possible to have more then one version of Internet Explorer installed at the same time.
So I find it quite an achievement that this program manages to get ALL(!) versions of Internet Explorer running side by side on a single system without a glitch!

I think you have a point Dracodos, but haven't you noticed that the installation is fully customizable, meaning that you are able to only install those versions of Internet Explorer that you want?

dracodos

dracodos reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Jul 30, 2008

I agree insofar as with IE 1 through 5.5. I doubt very many users have 5.5 and i sincerely doubt anyone nowadays uses 1-4. Nice for historic reasons but thats as far as it goes.

BUT having IE6 & 7 side by side can help in testing website compatibility. Having IE8 beta along with them is nice in seeing what you can expect for the future, and prepare early.

Nice idea but in my opinion create a pack with only the last 3 IEs. Thats all any user would really care about.

jspratjr

jspratjr reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Jul 30, 2008

Excellent!! Our users have multiple versions of IE installed world-wide - nice way to test our web-based software functionality from same machine.

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Jul 30, 2008

Can't see this of being much use at all...a collection of older versions of Internet Exploder??

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