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Windows 7: Can I install windows 2008 on a virtual pc Using Win7 Ultimate?

02 Apr 2012   #1
lebdorz

7 ultimate x86
 
 
Can I install windows 2008 on a virtual pc Using Win7 Ultimate?

Hello

I have windows 7 ultimate

when downloading the Virtual Pc from Microsoft...it is written in the Supported guest operating system: Xp - Vista - 7

So, Can I download Virtual Pc and then Install windows 2008 R2 on the Virtual Hard Drive ?

yes or No ?

thanks


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02 Apr 2012   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I believe so. If not, download and use something like VirtualBox or VMWare Player. Both of those are free and can certainly do it.
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02 Apr 2012   #3
lebdorz

7 ultimate x86
 
 

So, I will try VP first

if it doesn't welcome win 2008

I will download Vmware

but is VMware easy going just like virtual pc or its more complicated?
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03 Apr 2012   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

VMware Player is an absolute piece of cake.
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03 Apr 2012   #5
lebdorz

7 ultimate x86
 
 

actually Vpc didn't work with windows 2k8 installation

I am going now with the VMware edition .. but could u plz help me choose which program to download?

Download Center for VMware Datacenter and Desktop Products

thanks
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03 Apr 2012   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

VMWare Player is the product that you want, it's the freebie version of VMWare Worsktation.

VMware Player 4.0
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03 Apr 2012   #7
lebdorz

7 ultimate x86
 
 

UPDATE - SOLVED

I solved the Network Error issue that occurred with MS Virtual PC

I edited the RAM memory setting in Virtual PC to 2GB

Inserted the Windows 2k8 R2 DVD and installed smoothly
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Thanks Pparks1 for ur time mate - Reputed!
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03 Apr 2012   #8
Kebero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm surprised that Virtual PC allowed an install of Windows 2008 R2, as R2 is x64, which isn't supposed to be supported by Virtual PC. I may have to test that out in a VM.

Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
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04 Apr 2012   #9
lebdorz

7 ultimate x86
 
 

Yes Kebero, and the R2 Enterprise comes in both x86 and 64bit

Cheers
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