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Can I have 2 Web Browsers on 1 computer?


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#1 SoXfused

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

I currently have IE7 as my web browser on my Windows XP computer.  Since XP isn't compatible with any later versions of IE, a lot of web sites are telling me my browser is not supported, so I'm thinking of downloading Chrome.  My question is can I have 2 browsers on my computer at once so I can flip back and forth if I want or end up not liking Chrome?



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

I have had Chrome, FireFox, and IE on one computer. 

So, yes, you can have more than one browser on one computer. 



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

Sure.  I use Firefox and have IE installed.  You can even have both browsers open at the same time.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

OK, great!  Thanks for the help. :)



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:42 PM

Chrome is a very good browser. I prefer it over Firefox nowadays.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:54 PM

If you prefer IE,upgrade IE 7 to IE 8 and see if it helps.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:14 PM

If you prefer IE,upgrade IE 7 to IE 8 and see if it helps.

 

I wanted to, but I have XP with service pack 3 and IE 8 only works with XP service pack 2.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:19 PM

Chrome is a very good browser. I prefer it over Firefox nowadays.

 

I actually ended up going with Firefox because I kept reading about people who said they didn't trust Chrome because of privacy concerns and they made it sound awful.  Don't know if it's true or not, but I ended up going with Firefox, and I have to say I like Firefox a lot so far. :thumbsup:  I caught the hang of it quickly and it seems to work just fine. :)



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:28 PM

I have XP SP3 and have IE8 installed with no problems.

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

I wanted to, but I have XP with service pack 3 and IE 8 only works with XP service pack 2.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43

 

Supported operating systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3


Edited by narenxp, 27 March 2013 - 10:06 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:51 AM

If you are really looking for a secure browser. You should try Opera. It is the most secured browser till now.

 

http://www.opera.com/computer/windows



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

Opera is certainly another browser option.  How secure a browser is, however, depends more on how the user sets it up and how he/she surfs than anything else.

 

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:57 AM

Exactly. What Orange Blossom explained it right. Security depends on how properly we are using it.

 

BTW your profile pic is nice. @Orange Blossom.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

I have 5 browsers on my computer depending on what I need to do. However Opera is my default browser. The others are function specific and used when needed.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:04 PM

You can have more than one. Many web developers have a number installed, e.g FF, IE, chrome, safari, just for testing. (Having different versions of the same browser is tricky though).

 

Also, with regards to security, you will need to think about how to manage (or delete!) your browsing history for each browser you install 

 

Even then, there are numerous other things you need to think about!! This link gives a useful list: http://delete-my-history.com/clearing-your-browser-history-is-not-enough/






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