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Author Topic: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image(s)  (Read 4603 times)


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I guess these may have been around for a bit, but as I didn't manage to find any mention of them on the forums...

Windows Virtual PC VHDs for testing websites with different Internet Explorer versions [Last Updated: 5/01/11]

XP, Vista, and 7


MD5 checksums of some downloaded files
XP with IE6

  • 1f60ecd22f6c70e7128683267c777f9f  Windows_XP_IE6.exe

7 with IE8

  • 31636fb412fd2e9fd250d4b831a70903  Windows_7_IE8.part01.exe
  • 6fdb27bc33e56dd2928c86fa8101b0e4  Windows_7_IE8.part02.rar
  • 64b26e846d0fdf515a97a2234edddc2e  Windows_7_IE8.part03.rar
  • cf838d245245975723d975cef581fcbb  Windows_7_IE8.part04.rar

7 with IE9

  • 4ad277a45ebe98e4d56d4adad14a64f6  Windows_7_IE9.part01.exe
  • b5e74d497424509d981ef2fa1d22a873  Windows_7_IE9.part02.rar
  • 239c9b4a0ea67187c96861100688c180  Windows_7_IE9.part03.rar
  • 2e1fb5f62de4fd5b364c91712b038ed0  Windows_7_IE9.part04.rar
  • 6789d8e438f5d5934a72b874ad9acf17  Windows_7_IE9.part05.rar
  • c47aa0336d32f25c7d5f30e3d1261b4e  Windows_7_IE9.part06.rar
  • a5966bc97e6d7b03dd32c048c0d0ee5d  Windows_7_IE9.part07.rar

MD5 checksums of extracted results

XP with IE6

  • 2fc29b6dc858208ff12d241e371e25e7  Windows XP.vhd
  • 2cb063a8f163607577d52be6e3e16fa5  Windows XP.vmc

7 with IE8

  • 4532a99f7a9da8d1aac23ffd0ed86f13  Win7_IE8.vhd
  • 041ae267b022f49e4a8765d1b63ff27b  Win7_IE8.vmc

7 with IE9

  • debd23342db322372aa3486b8df08495  Windows 7.vhd
  • 6f307facc071fe94f5262c6aa65f16c3  Windows 7.vmc

Regarding passwords and activation
From the aforementioned page:

The password to login to all of these images is Password1 and the username will be present when you first login.

*Note: You may be required to activate the OS as the product key has been deactivated. This is the expected behavior. The VHDs will not pass genuine validation. Immediately after you start the Windows 7 or Windows Vista images they will request to be activated. You can cancel the request and it will login to the desktop. You can activate up to two “rearms” (type slmgr –rearm at the command prompt) which will extend the trial for another 30 days each time OR simply shutdown the VPC image and discard the changes you’ve made from undo disks to reset the image back to its initial state.  By doing either of these methods, you can technically have a base image which never expires although you will never be able to permanently save any changes on these images for longer than 90 days.

« Last Edit: November 22, 2011, 06:14 AM by ewemoa »


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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image(s)
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 10:27 PM »
Had some success with using one of the images with VirtualBox 4.0.8 after trying the suggestion here:

  BSOD with Win7 IE Application Compatibility VPC Images

The problem was that the disk image was being mounted on the sata controller. When I mounted it on the IDE controller it worked.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2011, 02:55 AM by ewemoa »