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Windows 7: Windows 8 under Win 7 Virtual PC

04 Nov 2012   #1
Qutron

Win 7, Pro Ver.
 
 
Windows 8 under Win 7 Virtual PC

Use Virtual PC to run XP programs.

Can Windows 8 be installed under/within Win 7's Virt PC? Would like to learn more about this sometimes controversial product.

(Understand THIS forum does not support Win 8).

Thank You

Roaming


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14 Nov 2012   #2
Hydranix

Linux Kernel 3.6.6 x86_64 && Windows 7 Ultimate x86_64
 
 

Why not try out VirtualBox?

Its fairly simple to use, and I believe it will do what you're wanting to do.
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14 Nov 2012   #3
Qutron

Win 7, Pro Ver.
 
 

Guess I should "look" first, that said, does VirtualBox run under Win7 Virtual PC, or is this a product 'tween my desire to try Win8 in my Win7 PC?

Tks for your reply, the first rcvd since the post :-(
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03 Dec 2012   #4
James6137

Windows 7 Pro x32
 
 
Possible Solution To Problem

VMWare Player is another free product that is more than capable of emulating the OS
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04 Dec 2012   #5
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

VirtualBox and VMware are separate VMs from Microsoft's Virtual Machine. MVM was released so that the XP OS and software could be run on a Windows 7 machine. (A lot of old software will run on Seven without it.) When the trial release of Windows 8 came out, MVM would not run it so everyone used V-Box or VMware.

I run MVM with XP and VirtualBox with an evaluation copy of Windows 8. The drawback with most virtual machine software is the lack of hardware support and drivers. When I was evaluating VM software, I found that VMware didn't support USB so I went with VirtualBox. (Don't know about the current version of VMware.) In any case, both are capable VMs as long as you don't have hardware beyond the basics.
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