Can you help me find an emulator to run Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?

Robb Thurston February 27, 2013

I use Windows XP SP3. I love it, wouldn’t change it for the world, but I want to use advanced versions of IE. I need an emulator.

I am up to the limit: IE8, and Windows XP is not designed for IE9 or 10. I need a freeware emulator, so that I can run IE9 or 10. Help me get one, I cannot find any.

  1. hazem elsaiegh
    March 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    try Virtual Box or VMplayer both are free tools to have an existing virtual machine that has an IE 9 istalled on it

  2. Anonymous
    February 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    The problem your going to run into is the fact that Microsoft is dropping support for windows xp in less than a year and after that you won't be able to fake it through anymore. The ideal resolution is to upgrade your equipment and move to windows 7 and save yourself a ton of trouble. You can also get windows 7 pro and download the xp mode virtual machine if you need to get your xp fix from time to time.

    This is a link to support my statement.

  3. Benjamin Glass
    February 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    A much better method is simply to switch to another browser--IE9 is really not that great. Try Chrome if you have at least 2 GB of memory; SlimBoat with less.

  4. Tanveer Ahmed
    February 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm
  5. Nikos Tafralidis
    February 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    For the Love of God ,why you even want to do something like that? Answering your question , its all depenting on your hardware . If you have a capable PC you could do what the above users comment - Virtual Box and a windows 7 disk. But again why to get into all this trouble ? If your Pc is Old and you thing it can't handle montern Windows versions , then no emulator can do the job for you . No worry , Buy Win 7 starter Edition , which is a very light weight OS and old PCs can run smoothly with it. Furthermore win 7 is the best OS that Ms ever realised

    • Réy Aétar
      March 2, 2013 at 4:32 am

      yes its light weight but what about the limitations?? cant neglect it..

    • aelaos
      March 14, 2013 at 11:03 am

      With a Little Tinkering , you have no problem. I have it installed on a nine years Laptop , with Pentium M 1,6 GH and 1GB Ram and it Runs Smoothly for common daily tasks

  6. Nevzat Akkaya
    February 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Virtualbox, Vmware both can do the job. You just need a license to install Windows 7 on the emulator.

  7. Oron Joffe
    February 27, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    You'll need VirtualBox and the suitable image from

    • Chris Hoffman
      February 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      This is the best solution unless you have a Windows 7 installer disc lying around (in which case, you could just install Windows 7 in a VirtualBox or VMware Player instance).

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