The upcoming version of the company’s flagship web browser, Internet Explorer 11, holds special significance for Microsoft. Not only does the software titan claims IE 11 to be the most advanced version of Internet Explorer yet, it also boasts support for several modern web technologies. And the company wants to make...

If you wanted to run, say, Windows XP in Windows 7, you could use Windows Virtual PC and install a fully functional copy of Windows XP SP3 in a virtual machine running inside of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate versions. For Windows 8, Microsoft has dispensed with this for the more powerful and...