Test Windows 7 and Office 2010 via Virtual Lab Simulation

April 1, 2010 | Filed under Microsoft, Online Service, Windows 7


Like many people agree that Windows 7 is the greatest and best Windows operating system released by Microsoft so far, you are not sure if you are going to spend few hundred dollars to upgrade your old Windows to the latest Windows 7. It would be best to at least try Windows 7 and get the feel of it whether you are going to like it or not before purchasing a genuine product key. One way to test it is to go to the computer shop where some computers or laptops has Windows 7 pre-installed, or contact your friends and test the computers that has Windows 7, or just sit on your computer and test it via Virtual Lab simulation.

Thanks to Microsoft, they have a special Windows 7 Test Drive website where it allows anyone to test Windows 7 online from their web browser without installing it. Do note that not all the features of Windows 7 are included and the speed very much depend on your Internet connection. You will need to use Internet Explorer because it requires to run some ActiveX.

1. Visit http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9693810
2. The link above will test your JavaScript and Internet Explorer version. You will have to click on the link that says “Click here to install” to install the Virtual Server VRMC Advanced Control ActiveX.
3. A new window will open. Click on the flashing top bar that says “This website wants to install the following add-on…” and then click Install This Add-on for All Users on This Computer…
4. Click the Install button
5. When you see a button that says Installed, click Close this window and return to the setup. Click Yes to confirm closing the window.
6. It will start building and preparing the Lab. Wait until the progress meter complete. Click START YOUR LAB.
7. A new window will open and click the Yes button for NTLM Authentication.
8. Read the 3 simple steps to get started and click Close Window when you are done.
9. You can now test drive Windows 7 and Office 2007 with 2010 for free.

Test Windows 7 Online Simulation

There is a restriction of 30 minutes for you to test the virtual Windows 7.


One Response to “Test Windows 7 and Office 2010 via Virtual Lab Simulation”
  1. Cuerpo Mente says:

    Everything went OK until I got to the simulator, but once there I click on the icons and nothing happens…

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