So I was looking for a quick way to test my website on an older version of Internet Explorer.
And when I searched for free virtual environments I thought “Maybe searching for free Windows images is not such a good idea; I might end up at some weird place on the internet“.
But much to my surprise there actually are virtual machines to test software on Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 8 through Internet Explorer 11, issued by Microsoft itself.
They have a limited livespan of 90 days but for some testing this will do. And otherwise you can download a new one after this period.
You can download images for these browsers:
- IE8 on Win7
- IE9 on Win7
- IE10 on Win7
- IE11 on Win7
- IE11 on Win81
- Microsoft Edge on Win 10
Then, you can choose from these image formats:
- HyperV (Windows)
- VPC (Windows)
- VMware (Windows, Mac)
- Parallels (Mac)
So whatever preference you may have, there is a download for you.
I am working with the IE11 on Win7 HyperV image, and it works like a charm.
You can download them here: