Download Windows Virtual Machine Images

Download Windows Virtual Machine Images

Microsoft has released free and legal Windows virtual machine images that run for 90 days until they expire. If you are a developer or want to test a program, these virtual machine images are perfect!

Virtualization Software Supported: VirtualBox, VMware, Parallels, VPC, or HyperV.

From Microsoft:
Test Microsoft Edge and versions of IE6 through IE11 using free virtual machines you download and manage locally.

Windows XP: (Hosted on

IE 6 on XP:

Windows Vista: (Hosted on
IE 7 on Vista:
Windows 7: (Hosted by Microsoft)

IE 8 on Windows 7:
IE 9 on Windows 7:
IE 10 on Windows 7:
IE 11 on Windows 7:
Windows 8.1: (Hosted by Microsoft)

IE 11 on Windows 8.1:

Windows 10: (Hosted by Microsoft)
IE 11 on Windows 10:
IE 11 on Windows 10 Preview:


If any of the above links break, try the original websites. This was compiled to make it easier to download these images quickly.

Original Links:
Microsoft Development Center - Microsoft Edge VMs - Modern IE VMs