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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium


19 Jan 2013   #861
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Although I am an old vBox fan, I find VMware easier to handle. It does e.g. copy/paste between host and guest without a hitch.


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19 Jan 2013   #862
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Point 2 is only true if the virtual disk image file is on a partition that you image.

So including the virtual disk image file on the same partition would make life easier when it comes to copying system images, I suppose? That's probably the route I'll take since I have plenty of room on my SSD.
I put mine on the SSD although I have only a 60GB model. Right now I have over 15GB of freespace.
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19 Jan 2013   #863

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That's fine if you are going to have just the one VM. I have several with different OS's in them W8, Windows 7 and several Linux distros. I have put them with my data, which is separate from Windows and programs, and do file backups on them.
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19 Jan 2013   #864
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I chose the SSD for the speed. But I'll probably also install a Linux distro - but then on a spinner. Not sure which Linux. Last times I used Ubuntu and did not like it. Maybe the new Fedora is nice. Any advice ??
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19 Jan 2013   #865

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My favorite is Linux Mint with the Cinnamon desktop. It even has a start menu.

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19 Jan 2013   #866
PCG

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Just finished the VMWare tutorial, and I'm gonna go for it... I'll report back once the dust settles!
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19 Jan 2013   #867
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I haven't really bothered with VMs but you've all motivated me to get stuck in. It appears VMWare is well regarded? I gather if you put an MS OS (eg Windows 8) on the VM you need a dedicated license?
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19 Jan 2013   #868
PCG

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Installation and set up went flawlessly! VMware and Windows 8 both look like a lot of fun... now I'll just need to thoroughly check these out in the days to come.

mjf, if you haven't already done so, I would recommend reading through Shawn's tutorial first. His instructions are easy to follow and right on the mark.
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19 Jan 2013   #869
PCG

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I gather if you put an MS OS (eg Windows 8) on the VM you need a dedicated license?
Yes. That's the way I interpreted the EULA...
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19 Jan 2013   #870
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
My favorite is Linux Mint with the Cinnamon desktop. It even has a start menu.

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Thank you Keith. That looks good. Once I get Windows 8 going and some of the stuff on my Android tablet, that will be my next project. How does one get this Cinnamon desktop. Is that a standard option with Mint.
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