IE7 Virtual PC Image and IE6 Virtual PC Image Refresh

From the IEBlog: Hello! Just wanted to give you a quick update that we've dropped two new VPC images that you can use with the free copy of Virtual PC 2007.

The first is a refresh of the Windows XP SP2 + IE6 image. A few people were encountering a non-genuine Windows warning from the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Notification Tool. We did not install the WGA Notification tool on the image this time around. As we've mentioned in previous blog posts, these images have had their product keys deactivated, thus they don't pass the WGA tests.

The second VPC image is Windows XP SP2 + IE7. You asked, we listened, and here it is. It's built identically to the IE6 VPC, except just before packaging up the image, I installed IE7 on the machine. You can now test the features of IE7 on XP.

Just a reminder that both images expire on August 17th, 2007.

Download: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (Free)
Download: Windows XP SP2 + IE6 image | Windows XP SP2 + IE7
News source: IEBlog

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Nice of them to offer this lot; a bit too disk- and resource-hungry for my machine, but must be handy for many developers with less antique PCs.

I have a more lo-fi solution any way: my gf is *choosing* to keep on running Windows ME indefinitely (stop laughing at the back) so she doesn't need to worry about compulsory IE updates ... or, y'know, *any* updates for that matter =)