A friend sent me an standalone version of IE6 (Eolas version) today. I booted IE6 up on my machine with ease and my first question was, “Is this legal”? Well, I did some research and I was astonished by what I found!
Tredosoft’s * Install multiple versions of IE on your PC * – YES, thats right, you can install IE3 IE4.01 IE5 IE5.5 and IE6 on your computer! Now you can see what grandma sees when she checks her email with IE 4.01! I’m kidding – of course the main purpose of these older editions is for testing and fixing old IE bugs.
All of the versions of IE were installed on my computer in a minute. The only stipulation that I found was this:
Microsoft supplemental EULA says : IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID EULA FOR ANY “OS PRODUCT”, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO INSTALL, COPY, OR OTHERWISE USE THE OS COMPONENTS AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS UNDER THIS SUPPLEMENTAL EULA.
I am truly amazed.