In my desperate search for a solution to make my Windows 7 support the older versions of IE, i found this site - http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage - . It's a smooth solution for running degrading browsers from Microsoft.
Ofcourse like many other tools you can not completely fool the master IE. This tools has some limitations:
- The Previous/Next buttons are not working properly
- Focus is not working properly
- Java applets are not working
- Flash is not working on IE6 instance in user mode : A solution is to launch IETester as admin user and Flash will work.
- CSS Filters are not working correctly in user mode : A solution is to launch IETester as admin user and CSS Filters will work.
This are not big problems and it seems that they have an workaround.
You can download the zipped version here
And the .exe file here