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Virtualize IE8 on XP

svt11

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Hi, I have KGuard DVR, and unfortunately can't view the cameras in Win 8, only in WinXP with IE8. Can u tell me how to virtualize IE8 on Win 8.1? Thank you.
 

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Hi svt11 did you try adjusting Internet Explorer Compatibility View Settings?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 64-bit OEM Install Upgraded to 8.1 through Store
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY dv6
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.5GHz

Kari

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My recommendation is to install Windows XP on a virtual machine in the native Hyper-V (only available in Windows 8 / 8.1 Pro and Enterprise editions), or using VMware Player or VirtualBox (both free) if you are running the basic Windows 8 or 8.1. Setting up Hyper-V, see this tutorial: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2493-hyper-v-how-use-windows-8-a.html.

To install Windows XP on a virtual machine you naturally need valid XP install media. If you do not have one you can test the IE8 / XP setup for free for 30 days using one of Microsoft's ready made free test virtual machines. This way you could at least test if it works as you'd expect before starting a hunt of XP on eBAy or Amazon.

Microsoft has a service called Modern.IE to let users to virtually test any valid IE / Windows combination, in your case IE8 / Windows XP. To start go to Modern.IE website.

On Modern.IE front page click Virtual Machines:

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Select your virtualization program (Hyper-V, VMware, VirtualBox), select Windows XP with IE8:

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There are two files to download, save both files to same folder, run the .exe file to extract the virtual machine, run your virtualization program setting up a vm using the downloaded and extracted vhd as an existing vhd.

That's it, you have now 30 days to test how your system runs on IE8 and Windows XP. Here the free Modern.IE Windows XP vm I just set up:

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It took me about 4 minutes to download the vm, setup it on Hyper-V and boot to vm's desktop.

Kari
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
    CPU
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Browser
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
    Other Info
    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

Kari

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According to the instructions and license terms here, the Modern IE VMs work for 90, and not 30 days:

https://modernievirt.blob.core.windows.net/vhd/virtualmachine_instructions_2014-01-21.pdf


3. TIME-SENSITIVE SOFTWARE. You may use the software for 90 days after it is downloaded to the licensed computer. The software will stop running after 90 days and you may not receive any other notice. You may not be able to access data used with the software when it stops running.
Yes, with rearm. To keep it simple and underline the Modern IE virtual machines temporary test purpose I mentioned 30 days validity which is given without rearm.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
    CPU
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Browser
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
    Other Info
    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.

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