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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2014, 10:54:23 AM »
Linux is indeed an option. There are many how-tos out there, including, er, mine:

http://dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/virtualbox-on-wheezy.html
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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2014, 01:51:06 PM »

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F12 Developer tools are still in 8.1 via the tools icon at the top right of your IE browser.

I didn't clarify F12 developer tools properly, I did find it but didn't know that document mode was previous versions of IE so I didn't try it.  I won't have time today to try it, I will be unavailable for a week so will have to wait on this til I get back.  I'm also going to check out Linux, can't hurt I'm sure!  Thanks everyone for your input!

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2014, 07:16:13 PM »
Linux is indeed an option. There are many how-tos out there, including, er, mine:

http://dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/virtualbox-on-wheezy.html
nanajana asked if she could use IE as the browser in Linux and as far as I know that's not possible.
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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2014, 09:15:15 PM »
If I can't use IE then Linux is not an option!  I guess I'm out of luck installing a VM at this point! :(

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2014, 11:14:57 PM »
Linux is indeed an option. There are many how-tos out there, including, er, mine:

http://dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/virtualbox-on-wheezy.html
nanajana asked if she could use IE as the browser in Linux and as far as I know that's not possible.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

You're wrong.

I posted about running Windows in a VM on Linux, where of course you can use IE.
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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2014, 12:22:14 AM »
If I can't use IE then Linux is not an option!  I guess I'm out of luck installing a VM at this point! :(

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Do you actually mean installing a VM, or installing Windows on a VW?

Re-reading the thread I think you mean the latter although your original post implies the former.

To clarify: are you having a problem installing a virtual machine on your computer, or installing Windows on the virtual machine?

I suggested Linux because your original post implies you can't run a VM.

If, in fact, you don't have an installable copy of Windows, then you won't be able to run Windows in a VM on Windows or Linux.

I am not familiar with Windows for students and why it is not installable. How did you install it if not from the disk?

What I did when I installed Windows on a VM was to download a Windows installation ISO and use that because I didn't have my original disk. I then entered the key from the bottom of the computer to make it a legal install.

Would this be an option for you?

Which version of Windows are you after?

A quick web search suggests legal copies of Windows 7 ISOs are available.

These would be ideal for installing to a VM- you could then use your key to get a working installation.
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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2014, 12:42:32 AM »
Linux is indeed an option. There are many how-tos out there, including, er, mine:

http://dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/virtualbox-on-wheezy.html
nanajana asked if she could use IE as the browser in Linux and as far as I know that's not possible.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

You're wrong.

I posted about running Windows in a VM on Linux, where of course you can use IE.
My interpretation of the request was to run IE in Linux, Not running a VM of Windows within linux.
As far as I know, IE does not run on a Linux installation.   :)





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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2014, 01:09:41 AM »
Linux is indeed an option. There are many how-tos out there, including, er, mine:

http://dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/virtualbox-on-wheezy.html
nanajana asked if she could use IE as the browser in Linux and as far as I know that's not possible.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

You're wrong.

I posted about running Windows in a VM on Linux, where of course you can use IE.
My interpretation of the request was to run IE in Linux, Not running a VM of Windows within linux.
As far as I know, IE does not run on a Linux installation.   :)

The original psot looked like it was asking to run a VM without Windows:

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this question or not but does anyone know of any software that runs a virtual machine without a full blown copy of windows operating system.

If she was actually asking to run IE in a VM, then you need Windows to run IE in a VM, on Windows or Linux.

Looks like there is a solution from Microsoft:

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Microsoft has created some customized Windows VHDs with the purpose of allowing web designers to test websites in Internet Explorer 9, 8 and 7, for free. To make it easier to set up, xdissent has created a Mac OSX / Linux script that will download the required files, extract them, install the latest VirtualBox guest additions and so on.

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/09/test-websites-in-internet-explorer-9-8.html

Direct link to the updated files:

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Test your site on IE6-11 using free virtual machines for Windows, Mac and Linux

http://modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads
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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2014, 06:26:49 PM »
What I am trying to do is run a Virtual Machine on my computer  So to this end I downloaded free VMware program.  I have a disk for Windows XP and a disk for Windows 8 but both these disks are student copies, which are not full copies of each respective program.  They are sold at a discounted price.  When I get to the instruction to load the OS disk it then tells me I can't use the disk as it is not a full copy of the program (or similar wording, forget exact wording but that's the gist of it).

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FreewheelinFrank « on: January 18, 2014, 05:22:14 PM »

What I did when I installed Windows on a VM was to download a Windows installation ISO and use that because I didn't have my original disk. I then entered the key from the bottom of the computer to make it a legal install.

Would this be an option for you?

Yes I would think that this would be an option.  I'll try it and see if I can do this.  Thanks!

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2014, 07:59:12 AM »
What I am trying to do is run a Virtual Machine on my computer  So to this end I downloaded free VMware program.  I have a disk for Windows XP and a disk for Windows 8 but both these disks are student copies, which are not full copies of each respective program.  They are sold at a discounted price.  When I get to the instruction to load the OS disk it then tells me I can't use the disk as it is not a full copy of the program (or similar wording, forget exact wording but that's the gist of it).

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FreewheelinFrank « on: January 18, 2014, 05:22:14 PM »

What I did when I installed Windows on a VM was to download a Windows installation ISO and use that because I didn't have my original disk. I then entered the key from the bottom of the computer to make it a legal install.

Would this be an option for you?

Yes I would think that this would be an option.  I'll try it and see if I can do this.  Thanks!

Cheers,
Janice

Also look at the images provided by Microsoft.

http://modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads

They will allow you to test versions of IE in a VM, although I don't know if they will allow you to install other programs.
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