Running Heinemann Solutionbanks in Internet Explorer

A looong time ago, I was studying A Level maths and to help me, I bought a range of Solutionbanks written by Heinemann which came on CDROM.

Dusting off my maths books and materials, I was surprised to find that the CDROM no longer worked when installed. The first think it complains about is running addons (which was fine and is easy to fix – just click on Allow Blocked Content).


Next, it then exclaimed that my version of IE wasn’t higher than 5.5 which really was surprising given that I was using version 11!


Fixing this in Internet Explorer 11 (and probably some earlier versions) is easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Click OK to remove the pop-up window.
  2. Press F12.
  3. In the black bar on the bottom left side, scroll down until you see the white on black image of a computer monitor and system unit (the last one) and click on it.
  4. On the first combo-box drop down lavelled Document Mode, select 7. You should now see the main screen (below) appear.
  5. Lastly, press F12 to remove the window at the bottom.

Solutionbank Running Properly



Written by Stephen Moon
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