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7/20/2015 - 6:59 AM

IE Virtual machines from Microsoft

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
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/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_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/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_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/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
# IE 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.

- [Available images](#available-images)
	- [IE7 - Vista](#ie7---vista)
	- [IE8 - XP](#ie8---xp)
	- [IE9 - Win7](#ie9---win7)
	- [IE10 - Win7](#ie10---win7)
	- [IE10 - Win8](#ie10---win8)
	- [IE11 - Win7](#ie11---win7)
	- [IE11 - Win8.1](#ie11---win81)
- [Install notes](#install-notes)
- [Activating images](#activating-images)
- [Rearming images](#rearming-images)
- [Further notes](#further-notes)

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

```sh
$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie7vista && cd ~/vm/ie7vista
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/magnetikonline/5274656/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](#rearming-images).
- **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

```sh
$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie8xp && cd ~/vm/ie8xp
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/magnetikonline/5274656/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](#rearming-images).
- **Note:** After creating the VirtualBox machine instance, you *must* go to **Settings - System** and enable **IO APIC**, otherwise the VM won't boot.


### IE9 - Win7

```sh
$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie9win7 && cd ~/vm/ie9win7
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/magnetikonline/5274656/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](#activating-images) for a full 90 days use, after which you might be able to [rearm the image](#rearming-images).


### IE10 - Win7

```sh
$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie10win7 && cd ~/vm/ie10win7
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/magnetikonline/5274656/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](#activating-images) for a full 90 days use, after which you might be able to [rearm the image](#rearming-images).


### IE10 - Win8

```sh
$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie10win8 && cd ~/vm/ie10win8
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/magnetikonline/5274656/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](#activating-images) for a full 90 days use, after which you might be able to [rearm the image](#rearming-images).


### IE11 - Win7

```sh
$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie11win7 && cd ~/vm/ie11win7
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/magnetikonline/5274656/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](#activating-images) for a full 90 days use, after which you might be able to [rearm the image](#rearming-images).


### IE11 - Win8.1

```sh
$ mkdir -p ~/vm/ie11win8.1 && cd ~/vm/ie11win8.1
$ wget -i https://gist.github.com/magnetikonline/5274656/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](#activating-images) for a full 90 days use, after which you might be able to [rearm the image](#rearming-images).


## 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:

		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.


## Further notes
- http://www.modern.ie/virtualization-tools
- http://virtualization.modern.ie/vhd/virtualmachine_instructions.docx
- http://blog.reybango.com/2013/02/04/making-internet-explorer-testing-easier-with-new-ie-vms/