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Windows 7: Vista on a virtual machine??

17 Aug 2010   #1
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Vista on a virtual machine??

Hello,

I have a laptop that was running vista x64 untill I upgraded to windows 7. Is it possible to install a copy of vista on a virtual machine program like virtualbox using the reinstalation CD? I still have my key for vista.


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17 Aug 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It looks like your processor does not support virtualization technology. To be sure I'm looking at the specs for the right CPU, open the start menu, right click Computer, and click properties. Under System, you should see a listing for your processor. Please tell me, yes or no, do you have the E2180? If so, your computer does not support virtualization.
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17 Aug 2010   #3
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

IT does support virtulization, because I installed backtrack 4 on it earlier using virtualbox in windows. Worked perfectly.
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17 Aug 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Could you still tell me exactly what processor you have?
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17 Aug 2010   #5
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

yes, intel pentium dual core 2.0ghz its an 09' laptop
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17 Aug 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Tell me the exact model number!
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17 Aug 2010   #7
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

oh okay let me boot into windows...I was in linux
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17 Aug 2010   #8
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I have installed three operating systems on a secondary computer using virtualbox and VMWare without my hardware supporting hardware virtualization. Dunno, but it does. H-man, it wouldn't hurt to try.
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17 Aug 2010   #9
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

its a t4200
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17 Aug 2010   #10
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The CPU is definitely a little different than the one I was looking at. Intel still says that it does not have Intel virtualization technology but you might be able to get it working. It may not work as well, but sense you and lemur both claimed to have gotten working before (and even MS made a work around so that XP mode will work without it) you could always try.
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