Free Windows Test Virtual Machines

For Linux users looking to run Windows in a virtual machine, but not looking to pay for a copy of Windows, you can download free VM images directly from Microsoft. (Also featured on this page is a link to a game by Microsoft titled “Escape from XP“)

Windows 8.1 (IE 11) Batch Download
wget -i https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20140402/VirtualBox/IE11_Win8.1/Linux/IE11.Win8.1.For.LinuxVirtualBox.txt

Windows 8 (IE 10) Batch Download
wget -i https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE10_Win8/Linux/IE10.Win8.For.LinuxVirtualBox.txt

Windows 7 (IE 11)
wget -i https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE11_Win7/Linux/IE11.Win7.ForLinuxVirtualBox.txt

Windows 7 (IE 10)
wget -i https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE10_Win7/Linux/IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.txt

Windows 7 (IE 9)
wget -i https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE9_Win7/Linux/IE9.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.txt

Windows 7 (IE 8)
wget -i https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE8_Win7/Linux/IE8.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.txt

Windows Vista (IE 7)
wget -i https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE7_Vista/Linux/IE7.Vista.For.LinuxVirtualBox.txt

Windows XP (IE 8)
wget -i https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE8_WinXP/Linux/IE8.WinXP.For.LinuxVirtualBox.txt

Windows XP (IE 6)
wget -i https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/VMBuild_20131127/VirtualBox/IE6_WinXP/Linux/IE6.WinXP.For.LinuxVirtualBox.txt

Free Windows Test Virtual Machines

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