Solutions for Virtualizing Internet Explorer - Summary
Your business may rely on applications that were built for Internet Explorer® 7 or Internet Explorer 6, and the applications cannot easily run in the current version of Internet Explorer 8. If this is the case, but you still want to take advantage of the improved security, new features, and technologies included in Internet Explorer 8 and Windows® 7, virtualization solutions might be the right choice for you.
With Microsoft virtualization solutions such as MED-V and Windows XP Mode, you can continue to use Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 6 on a virtual machine. You can also use Terminal Services to virtualize Internet Explorer 6. With these options, you can continue running your applications that run only on Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 6 while continuing to enjoy the new features and technologies that Internet Explorer 8 includes, or you can use operating systems that come with Internet Explorer 8 as the default browser.