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IE 6/7/8/9/10/11 Virtual machines from Microsoft

Linux installation notes (tested under Ubuntu 14.04LTS/12.04LTS), assuming VirtualBox is already installed on host.

IE6 - XP

$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie6xp && cd ~/vm/ie6xp
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/xGhOsTkiLLeRx/58b821e69819ed95e04a/raw/ie6-xp.txt
$ chmod u+x IE6.WinXP.For.LinuxVirtualBox.sfx
$ ./IE6.WinXP.For.LinuxVirtualBox.sfx
$ tar xf "IE6 - WinXP.ova"
$ rm IE6.WinXP.For.LinuxVirtualBox.sfx IE6*.ov? ie6-xp.txt
  • Use the resulting IE6 - WinXP-disk1.vmdk with VirtualBox.
  • Recommended 256MB RAM minimum.
  • Image will give a total of 30 days of use, after which you might be able to rearm the image.
  • Note: After creating the VirtualBox machine instance, you must go to Settings - System and enable IO APIC, otherwise the VM won't boot.

IE7 - Vista

Note: Sadly no IE7 with XP image has been provided by Microsoft, which could have offered a smaller download.

$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie7vista && cd ~/vm/ie7vista
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/xGhOsTkiLLeRx/58b821e69819ed95e04a/raw/ie7-vista.txt
$ chmod u+x IE7.Vista.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ ./IE7.Vista.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ tar xf "IE7 - Vista.ova"
$ rm IE7.Vista.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part?.* IE7*.ov? ie7-vista.txt
  • Use the resulting IE7 - Vista-disk1.vmdk with VirtualBox.
  • Recommended 512MB RAM minimum.
  • Image will give a total of 30 days of use, after which you might be able to rearm the image.
  • Note: After creating the VirtualBox machine instance, you must go to Settings - System and enable IO APIC, otherwise the VM won't boot.

IE8 - XP

$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie8xp && cd ~/vm/ie8xp
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/xGhOsTkiLLeRx/58b821e69819ed95e04a/raw/ie8-xp.txt
$ chmod u+x IE8.WinXP.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ ./IE8.WinXP.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ tar xf "IE8 - WinXP.ova"
$ rm IE8.WinXP.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part?.* IE8*.ov? ie8-xp.txt
  • Use the resulting IE8 - WinXP-disk1.vmdk with VirtualBox.
  • Recommended 256MB RAM minimum.
  • Image will give a total of 30 days of use, after which you might be able to rearm the image.
  • Note: After creating the VirtualBox machine instance, you must go to Settings - System and enable IO APIC, otherwise the VM won't boot.

IE8 - Win7

$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie8win7 && cd ~/vm/ie8win7
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/xGhOsTkiLLeRx/58b821e69819ed95e04a/raw/ie8-win7.txt
$ chmod u+x IE8.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ ./IE8.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ tar xf "IE8 - Win7.ova"
$ rm IE8.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part?.* IE8*.ov? ie8-win7.txt
  • Use the resulting IE8 - Win7-disk1.vmdk with VirtualBox.
  • Recommended 1024MB RAM minimum.
  • After install you will need to activate the trial for a full 90 days use, after which you might be able to rearm the image.

IE9 - Win7

$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie9win7 && cd ~/vm/ie9win7
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/xGhOsTkiLLeRx/58b821e69819ed95e04a/raw/ie9-win7.txt
$ chmod u+x IE9.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ ./IE9.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ tar xf "IE9 - Win7.ova"
$ rm IE9.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part?.* IE9*.ov? ie9-win7.txt
  • Use the resulting IE9 - Win7-disk1.vmdk with VirtualBox.
  • Recommended 1024MB RAM minimum.
  • After install you will need to activate the trial for a full 90 days use, after which you might be able to rearm the image.

IE10 - Win7

$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie10win7 && cd ~/vm/ie10win7
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/xGhOsTkiLLeRx/58b821e69819ed95e04a/raw/ie10-win7.txt
$ chmod u+x IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ ./IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ tar xf "IE10 - Win7.ova"
$ rm IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part?.* IE10*.ov? ie10-win7.txt
  • Use the resulting IE10 - Win7-disk1.vmdk with VirtualBox.
  • Recommended 1024MB RAM minimum.
  • After install you will need to activate the trial for a full 90 days use, after which you might be able to rearm the image.

IE10 - Win8

$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie10win8 && cd ~/vm/ie10win8
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/xGhOsTkiLLeRx/58b821e69819ed95e04a/raw/ie10-win8.txt
$ chmod u+x IE10.Win8.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ ./IE10.Win8.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ tar xf "IE10 - Win8.ova"
$ rm IE10.Win8.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part?.* IE10*.ov? ie10-win8.txt
  • Use the resulting IE10 - Win8-disk1.vmdk with VirtualBox.
  • Recommended 1024MB RAM minimum.
  • After install you will need to activate the trial for a full 90 days use, after which you might be able to rearm the image.

IE11 - Win7

$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie11win7 && cd ~/vm/ie11win7
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/xGhOsTkiLLeRx/58b821e69819ed95e04a/raw/ie11-win7.txt
$ chmod u+x IE11.Win7.ForLinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ ./IE11.Win7.ForLinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ tar xf "IE11 - Win7.ova"
$ rm IE11.Win7.ForLinuxVirtualBox.part?.* IE11*.ov? ie11-win7.txt
  • Use the resulting IE11 - Win7-disk1.vmdk with VirtualBox.
  • Recommended 1024MB RAM minimum.
  • After install you will need to activate the trial for a full 90 days use, after which you might be able to rearm the image.

IE11 - Win8.1

$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie11win8.1 && cd ~/vm/ie11win8.1
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/xGhOsTkiLLeRx/58b821e69819ed95e04a/raw/ie11-win8.1.txt
$ chmod u+x IE11.Win8.1.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ ./IE11.Win8.1.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
$ tar xf "IE11 - Win8.1.ova"
$ rm IE11.Win8.1.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part?.* IE11*.ov? ie11-win8.1.txt
  • Use the resulting IE11 - Win8.1-disk1.vmdk with VirtualBox.
  • Recommended 1024MB RAM minimum.
  • After install you will need to activate the trial for a full 90 days use, after which you might be able to rearm the image.

Install notes

  • Create a new Virtual Machine via Virtual Box, name as required.
  • Select Use an existing virtual hard drive file, pick your downloaded and extracted *.vmdk image.
  • Apply any image specific system settings as outlined above.
  • All images are to be run as 32bit virtual machines.
  • You may need/wish to update VirtualBox Guest Additions after system boot up to match that of your VirtualBox version.
  • Wise to keep a clean copy of each vmdk disk image once the OS usage period ends and avoid a full image re-download.

Activating images

For Windows 7 and 8 images once connected to the Internet you will need to activate the OS trial to give a full 90 days of use. Enter the following from the Command Prompt running as administrator (Start - Right click Command Prompt - Run as administrator):

C:\> slmgr /ato

After a short delay you should be presented with a dialog telling you your Windows OS has been successfully activated for a 90 day trial.

Rearming images

For Windows XP, Vista and 7 images you might be able to extend the initial trial usage period once it has expired via the "rearm" process:

  • To rearm a Windows XP image (no zeros):

      C:\> rundll32.exe syssetup,SetupOobeBnk
    
  • To rearm Windows Vista and 7 images run the following as an administrator:

      C:\> slmgr /rearm
    

It is not currently possible to rearm the trial period of Windows 8 images.

Admin password is Passw0rd! (with a zero)

Further notes

https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE10_Win7/Linux/IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE10_Win7/Linux/IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part2.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE10_Win7/Linux/IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part3.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE10_Win7/Linux/IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part4.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE10_Win8/Linux/IE10.Win8.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE10_Win8/Linux/IE10.Win8.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part2.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE10_Win8/Linux/IE10.Win8.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part3.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE10_Win8/Linux/IE10.Win8.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part4.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE10_Win8/Linux/IE10.Win8.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part5.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE11_Win7/Linux/IE11.Win7.ForLinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE11_Win7/Linux/IE11.Win7.ForLinuxVirtualBox.part2.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE11_Win7/Linux/IE11.Win7.ForLinuxVirtualBox.part3.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE11_Win7/Linux/IE11.Win7.ForLinuxVirtualBox.part4.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20140402/VirtualBox/IE11_Win8.1/Linux/IE11.Win8.1.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20140402/VirtualBox/IE11_Win8.1/Linux/IE11.Win8.1.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part2.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20140402/VirtualBox/IE11_Win8.1/Linux/IE11.Win8.1.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part3.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20140402/VirtualBox/IE11_Win8.1/Linux/IE11.Win8.1.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part4.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE6_WinXP/Linux/IE6.WinXP.For.LinuxVirtualBox.sfx
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE7_Vista/Linux/IE7.Vista.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE7_Vista/Linux/IE7.Vista.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part2.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE7_Vista/Linux/IE7.Vista.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part3.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE7_Vista/Linux/IE7.Vista.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part4.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE8_Win7/Linux/IE8.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE8_Win7/Linux/IE8.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part2.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE8_Win7/Linux/IE8.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part3.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE8_Win7/Linux/IE8.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part4.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE8_WinXP/Linux/IE8.WinXP.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE8_WinXP/Linux/IE8.WinXP.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part2.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE9_Win7/Linux/IE9.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE9_Win7/Linux/IE9.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part2.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE9_Win7/Linux/IE9.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part3.rar
https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE9_Win7/Linux/IE9.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part4.rar
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