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Windows 7: Windows Virtual PC fail

20 Aug 2011   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi Kari

Great explanation in your previous post -- about 3 back in the thread

Remember also another possibility is to use vmware SERVER

It's also free and has the advantage that you don't even have to have a logon user id to the HOST machine and therefore can run totally in the background on an unattended or PC running in "Kiosk Mode" -- not quite identical to running an actual Server as the host OS but useful enough.

The Host can just start up with the vM's started at boot --then users can logon / access the GUESTS without starting a HOST session. This is actually quite an interesting way of using a single user OS to act as a gateway on to a virtual W2K3 server allowing multiple connections. !!

Incidentally vmware can run (as well as virtual box AFAIK) 64 bit Guests on 32 bit hosts provided the virtualisation feature is enabled in the bios (which it usually is in modern machines).

If you want to try 64 bit Virtual machines such as XP 64 bit or W7 x-64 you can run these from a 32 bit HOST although max RAM host and guest will see is 4GB.

You can also "Clone" virtual machines so you don't need to keep re-activating windows if you are just installing and testing software scenarios or small "virtual hardware" changes -- although remember the EULA that you mustn't run these concurrently.

Cheers
jimbo


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