It looks like the instructions I linked to in my first post also work if you use WinZip which is nice – saves another download 🙂
However, the pop-up blocker behaves slightly strangely – I can’t seem to turn it off for this site – so the WordPress admin stuff doesn’t work properly. I’m not sure if this is a consequence of running it “locally” or if it’s a “feature” of the current Beta – but it’s enough to make me think twice about loading IE7 over the top of my current build.
One other thing – make sure that your SP2 install has completed before you try to run IE7 – or you get some very weird results!!
Wanna run IE7 Beta 1 as well as IE6? Well, here’s how you do it. You’ll need WinRAR and an XP machine with Sp2
How cool is this? Over on the IE Team Blog there’s a post on how you can add custom search engines to the new Beta of IE7 (apparently Beta 2 will include the ability to do this without hacking your registry… nice!!) They use MSDN search as an example…. and I’ll bet it’s easy enough to bodge it to use Technet instead – how handy would that be?
Sean Alexander has posted a link to a zip file that enables you to automatically add 32 – yes, you read that right 32! – “custom” search engines!! He also (very kindly) includes instructions on how to create your own entries, and some other tips for using the search functionality of IE7.
Very, very cool – and user extensible…. as Thomas Hawk would say “Hot Donkey“!!