[/QUOTE]Not really. Many install the same OS they are physically using, on a VM. To test out software/scenarios that would be similar on the OS on their physical machines.[/QUOTE]
Well--I learned something. I didn't know that. I believe that the message about not enough RAM is certainly not right. It's strange that you are getting that message. I have Windows 7 and put XP on a virtual machine with no problem. Most of the members on this forum know more than I do. I'm sure one of them will have an answer for you.