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Virtualize IE8 on XP

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    Windows 8.1

    Virtualize IE8 on XP


    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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    Windows 8 64-bit OEM Install Upgraded to 8.1 through Store


    Hi svt11 did you try adjusting Internet Explorer Compatibility View Settings?
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    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: Hyper-V - How to Use in Windows 8.

    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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    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


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

    https://modernievirt.blob.core.windo...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.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    According to the instructions and license terms here, the Modern IE VMs work for 90, and not 30 days:

    https://modernievirt.blob.core.windo...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.
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