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Windows 2008 R2 over Windows 7

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  • Hi All

    I have a machine running with windows 7 enterprise 64 bit. Would like to setup an virtual environment so am looking for an option to install 2008 R2 on my windows 7 machine. Dont want to go for dual boot. Please suggest what should i do.

    Windows virtual PC does not support 64 bit, Hyper-V is not there in Windows 7 apart from the console, trying Virtual Box now.



    Regards Ram

    Friday, January 18, 2013 4:09 AM

Answers

  •   In my opinion, VirtualBox is the best solution for 64-bit guests in Windows 7.


    Bill

    • Proposed as answer by Jay Adams, Noxigen Friday, January 18, 2013 4:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by RameshRK Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:58 AM
    Friday, January 18, 2013 4:17 AM

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  •   In my opinion, VirtualBox is the best solution for 64-bit guests in Windows 7.


    Bill

    • Proposed as answer by Jay Adams, Noxigen Friday, January 18, 2013 4:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by RameshRK Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:58 AM
    Friday, January 18, 2013 4:17 AM
  • You can use 3rd part app such as VM ware..!!
    Friday, January 18, 2013 9:21 AM
  • Hi Ram,

    I've used both Oracle VirtualBox and VMware Workstation and it works well! VMware has a bit more configuration capabilities, but just for testing they both work fine:

    Oracle Virtualbox: https://www.virtualbox.org/
    VMware Workstation: http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation/overview.html


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    Friday, January 18, 2013 2:03 PM
  • Start using Windows 8 as its having Hyper-v role enabled and you may use all the operating systems. Since its a Microsoft forum and I am dedicated to Microsoft cannot advice you to go for the third parties.

    http://www.arabitpro.com

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:06 AM
  • Thanks to all. Virtual box worked very fine for me. Yes Sayed i will move on to Win 8 pretty soon.


    Regards Ram

    Sunday, January 20, 2013 11:00 AM