Try Internet Explorer 7 without updating
Hereâ€™s how to try Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) without having to install it and update from IE6.
1. Extract all the files from IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe in one folder using WinRAR.
2. Delete: folder, update and files, ie4uinit.exe spuninst.exe spupdsvc.exe install.ins
3. Create a new empty text document and rename it to iexplore.exe.local
4. Done! Run iexplore.exe
I wonâ€™t tell you where to get IE7 Preview Beta 2 Build 5299 *cough*, but if you happen to find it, this is all you need to do to try it out. Itâ€™s still IE, and in that sense itâ€™s definitely still lacking in rendering and CSS support, but it is a vast improvement over IE6. Try at your own risk. Beta 2 once it is officially released will be a public preview so you can just wait if youâ€™d like to be all official and such.