If you’re using VMWare, VirtualBox, Parallels, or the other popular virtual machines, you can hop over to modern.IE and download FREE IE virtual machines for your VM.
In my last post I showed you how to setup a Virtual Host using Parallels with MAMP 3.x. After setting up your VM you can then visit the link previously mentioned and test on all versions of IE for free! A big thank you to the developers for providing those images.
One caveat is that the VM will last for 90 days at which time you can reinstall the VM for another 90 days. But if you want to save $ from purchasing multiple versions of IE for testing, I recommend that this is the way to go.