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Windows 7: two operating systems

19 Jun 2012   #11
seven2

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The tutorial explained the iso and I now have a better understanding.
I need to study it and my other notes a bit more.
Thank you for your kind help.


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19 Jun 2012   #12
kado897

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You are welcome seven2.
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20 Jun 2012   #13
kado897

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I had forgotten but I made a tutorial video of installing Windows 7 in VirtualBox that you may find useful. VirtualBox - Install Windows 7 - YouTube
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20 Jun 2012   #14
seven2

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Thank you so much but I have Win 7 in my machine so can't install another Win 7 , to my knowledge.

I need a vm and an os to install into it that does not require a disc.

I know Win 8 has alimited time one and then there is Chrome which is really just a browser.
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20 Jun 2012   #15
kado897

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As I mentioned earlier you can install Windows 7 in the VM for the 30 day trial period without entering a product key. You can download a Windows 7 ISO from here... Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
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20 Jun 2012   #16
seven2

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I do remember and did not mean to appear remiss.
I was looking for a more permanent guest, and thank you.
I have kept all the notes given me and and at this moment am studying and experimenting.
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20 Jun 2012   #17
kado897

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That's fair enough. In addition to Windows 8 there are any number of Linux distributions which are free that you can try.
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20 Jun 2012   #18
seven2

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Hi again
May I run this past you?
I just got a PM from a friend who said they too were frustrated with the VMs and especially installing the os's.
They said to install a Linux os to a flash drive and use that to test etc instead.
For limited skilled users, is this a reasonable alternative? Any Linux os that you would recommend?
I am going toGoogle Linux as I don't even know what it is. i think it is freeware and a different approach to Windows etc.
I just don't want it to disturb my os.
Thank you for your patience.
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20 Jun 2012   #19
kado897

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Linux is a completely different OS than windows and there are many free versions. You can run some from a flash drive but they don't run to their full ability that way. You would be better off installing one in a VM. It really isn't difficult. The most popular one is Ubuntu with Linux Mint a close second. I have to sign off now. I will pick up any response in the morning.
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20 Jun 2012   #20
seven2

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I think you have given me ample information and I thank you.
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