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Windows 7: Fresh install question

26 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7000 x86
 
 
Fresh install question

Hi,

Is it possible to install an OS (Vista, XP, Windows 7) with VMWare or similar, and run it as a regular OS, like if you had just installed it from a DVD or USB?

Thanks,

Morty

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26 Jan 2009   #2

Vista Home Premium x64 sp1-XP x64 sp2/Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yes it is, I use Sun Virtual Box, a free download, and have Windows Seven running as a virtual machine. In full screen mode it is just the same as if you installed it fresh.
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26 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7000 x86
 
 

Thanks shezz,

That answered a question I didn't ask but was curious about.

It's not what I meant though.

If say I run Vista on hdd 1, and want to install Windows 7 on hdd 2. Is it possible to do that via a virtual machine program, and have it boot up solely as it's own system and not running in a virtual environment?

EDIT: Put differently.

Are there other ways to install a new OS from inside a running OS?
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26 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7277
 
 

Meaning you don't/can't burn to DVD?

You can use Deamon Tools to mount the image and that will install it on a new partition. However installing a new OS from within an OS is also possible if you are putting the OS on a different drive, but it will still have to go through setup and stuff, you can't have the OS installing while you are trying to do other stuff.

If you install with VirtualBox it has a seamless mode that blends into your OS as if you are running two OSes at the same time.

Very good feature, however, it is a resource HOG!
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26 Jan 2009   #5

Vista Home Premium x64 sp1-XP x64 sp2/Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerzeyLegend View Post

If you install with VirtualBox it has a seamless mode that blends into your OS as if you are running two OSes at the same time.

Very good feature, however, it is a resource HOG!
Could you tell me how to get this seamless mode going? I've gone through the options but can't find anything?

TIA
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