Internet explorer 9 has already become one of the favoured browsers among Windows users. But Internet Explorer 9 only works on Windows 7 or Windows Vista and not on Windows XP or any older version of Windows. Its because Internet Explorer 9 uses Direct2D for hardware acceleration which is not available on Windows XP. But don’t worry you can still use Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP. But if you are running Windows XP on a virtual machine, you might have noticed that your system doesn’t show any updates for the existing Internet Explorer 6. Well here is a workaround for that.