OK you love Windows but sometimes you really have to use Linux or some other version of Windows (like, I have one dev kit that only works on windows XP!) That's where VirtualBox is really great
You can grab an image of Windows 7 for testing - its designed for testing IE but really you can use it for anything. It's also great for testing installation procedures on clean OS's to make sure you didnt miss any dependencies
It 'expires' after 90 days but for most people that's perfectly fine for testing!
In particular we used it to test some of the tool installs in this very tutorial! How meta...
Uncompress and double click the IE11 - Win7.ova file
After 5-10 minutes you'll have a new entry in VirtualBox
Which you can then click to run!