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Windows 7: Nesting Virtual Operating Systems

23 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Nesting Virtual Operating Systems

I have a 64 bit version of windows 7 that has the Window XP mode bonus virtual guest OS. So my question is should i nest a virtual OS inside windows XP mode if i want to install MS-Dos a 16 bit operating system or can windows 7 host a 16 bit guest OS

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23 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

If your goal is to run MS-DOS then it might be easier to just use DOSBox instead of XP mode altogether.
That said, XP still has decent 16-bit support of its own if you just want to run 16-bit applications.

I think it's possible to install any OS you want inside the virtual machine, but I'm not positive on this.
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23 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes, you can run DOS in a virtual machine. You don't need to nest it.
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