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IE 7/8/9/10/11 Virtual machines from Microsoft - Linux w/VirtualBox installation notes.
@slj
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slj commented Oct 2, 2015

After looking all over for a VM with IE10 that actually worked, yours saved the day! Thank you!

@chanified
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chanified commented Nov 5, 2015

Thank you very much, god bless!!

@canda
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canda commented Nov 12, 2015

Nice :)
If you add -c option to wget, the download continues from where you left last time, taking into account files already downloaded and skipping them
i.e.

 wget -c -i https://gist.github.com/magnetikonline/5274656/raw/ie11-win10.txt

@AGresvig
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AGresvig commented Nov 17, 2015

Getting an error when attempting to unzip the IE10 - Win8 image:

Archive:  IE10.Win8.For.Linux.VirtualBox.zip
warning [IE10.Win8.For.Linux.VirtualBox.zip]:  2078530655 extra bytes at beginning or within zipfile
  (attempting to process anyway)
error [IE10.Win8.For.Linux.VirtualBox.zip]:  start of central directory not found;
  zipfile corrupt.
  (please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the
  appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)

Has anyone been able to unzip this on OSX?

@sneetsher
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sneetsher commented Nov 24, 2015

@AGresvig , it seems you have non arranged files while running cat command to merge them. 2078530655 → 1GB + 1GB (ie, you have 2 middle files put in front of the 1sf portion of the zip - .zip.001).

@sneetsher
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sneetsher commented Nov 24, 2015

@magnetikonline , Thank you for sharing this. I just want to mention 2 edits that may help new comers:

  • Remove untar command (ex: tar -xf "IE11 - Win7.ova" ) It is non-required step, VirtualBox can import directly the .ova archives.

  • Add commandline instruction to import the archive to VirtualBox, without manual setup that brings up many problems for new virtualbox users. Example:

    VBoxManage import "IE11 - Win7.ova"
    

    Then the virtual box will be ready, and you could remove all files leaving only .ova a backup for quick restore.

@lhm
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lhm commented Dec 1, 2015

@AGresvig: Apparently OSX builtin zip can't handle the file size - I got it extracted using 7zip.

@sixman9
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sixman9 commented Dec 25, 2015

Sorry if this is a dumb question but, I'm wondering why you download the Zip 'part' files, instead of a single archive? For example:
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20141027/VirtualBox/IE11/Linux/IE11.Win7.For.Linux.VirtualBox.zip

FYI, this file is 3.5gb in size.

Thanks

@magnetikonline
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magnetikonline commented Jan 4, 2016

@sixman9 Thanks for the question. More for reliability - easier if a single file fails - rather than 99.9% of a 3.5GB monster 😄

@williamtroy
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williamtroy commented Mar 18, 2016

This is glorious, I'm literally in tears. How is this possible?

@sanex3339
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sanex3339 commented Apr 20, 2016

Have a nice day good sir!

@britseye
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britseye commented May 3, 2016

'Activating images' describes what you have to do on a Windows box.

C:> slmgr /ato

What should we benighted Linux users do?

@magnetikonline
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magnetikonline commented May 3, 2016

@britseye I thought that was obvious. That's activation from inside the Windows virtual machine itself. 😄

@jayarc
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jayarc commented May 4, 2016

Thank you!

@Suncatcher
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Suncatcher commented Dec 10, 2016

Guys, you helped me A LOOOT with your images. Thank you!!!

@Robban1980
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Robban1980 commented May 18, 2017

Thanks you!

@pepez
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pepez commented Feb 3, 2018

Looks like XP image files have gone 404.

@greggy
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greggy commented Feb 4, 2018

Yeah, files are missed for Windows 8 and 8.1 too

@slumbering
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slumbering commented Feb 7, 2018

Same for IE10 (both windows), missing files.

@mymemyme
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mymemyme commented Feb 14, 2018

can you pls upload ie*xp too? can't find it anywhere.

@robomotic
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robomotic commented Dec 3, 2020

ie8-windows7.txt url is not valid anymore

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