Application Compatibility Testing Using Virtual PC Images

To start testing web application compatibility, you need to establish a testing environment. The process to build and configure computers for this task is time-consuming and often costly.

To make compatibility testing easier, you can use the free, prebuilt application compatibility Virtual PC (VPC) images. VPC images are pre-configured hard disk drive images that you can load onto existing computers that are running the Virtual PC software. These images enable you to thoroughly test various versions of Microsoft Windows and Windows Internet Explorer with existing applications in a short amount of time.

The VPC images are available for all currently supported versions of Windows and contain many compatibility testing resources and applications. To find the testing images, see Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image.

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