Microsoft releases free copies (pre-activated) of Windows Vista and Windows XP in VHD format time to time. These Virtual PC Hard Disk Images are for testing websites with different Internet Explorer versions on Windows XP and Windows Vista but you can use them any way you like. These images expires 120 days after first run.
This download contains these VPC images:
* IE7-VIS1.exe+IE7-VIS2.rar+IE7-VIS3.rar contain a Vista Image with IE7 VHD file. Expires 120 days after first run.
* IE8-VIS1.exe+IE8-VIS2.rar+IE8-VIS3.rar+IE8-VIS4.rar contain a Vista Image with IE8 VHD file. Expires 120 days after first run.
Download Windows XP VHD (with IE7 and IE8)
Download Windows Vista VHD (with IE8 and IE9)
* Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows XP
* You will need a minimum of 1.5 Gig hard drive space free to expand the VHD file.
* You can download the latest version of Virtual PC at here or you can run them in Windows 7 Virtual PC.