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Windows 7: virtual pc

08 Mar 2013   #1
philip95

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 
virtual pc

does any one know a program that will run on windows 7 as a standard user that allows to run virtual comptuers from a usb


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08 Mar 2013   #2
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Hi Phil95.
Try this program Download VMware Player 5.0.2 - FileHippo.com
Help and how too http://www.vmware.com/pdf/desktop/vmware_player50.pdf
You need as big and fast USB flash drive as possible.

Check out this tutorial. It is for Windows 8 but applies basically to any OS.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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15 Mar 2013   #3
philip95

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Hi Phil95.
Try this program Download VMware Player 5.0.2 - FileHippo.com
Help and how too http://www.vmware.com/pdf/desktop/vmware_player50.pdf
You need as big and fast USB flash drive as possible.

Check out this tutorial. It is for Windows 8 but applies basically to any OS.
VMware Player - Install Windows 8

i want to program to run USB as well as VM
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15 Mar 2013   #4
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philip95 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Hi Phil95.
Try this program Download VMware Player 5.0.2 - FileHippo.com
Help and how too http://www.vmware.com/pdf/desktop/vmware_player50.pdf
You need as big and fast USB flash drive as possible.

Check out this tutorial. It is for Windows 8 but applies basically to any OS.
VMware Player - Install Windows 8

i want to program to run USB as well as VM
What do you mean by that exactly?
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19 Mar 2013   #5
philip95

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philip95 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Hi Phil95.
Try this program Download VMware Player 5.0.2 - FileHippo.com
Help and how too http://www.vmware.com/pdf/desktop/vmware_player50.pdf
You need as big and fast USB flash drive as possible.

Check out this tutorial. It is for Windows 8 but applies basically to any OS.
VMware Player - Install Windows 8

i want to program to run USB as well as VM
What do you mean by that exactly?

i want a program i can install/copy on to my usb that allows the user to run vurtial computers with out adminisrator requirments
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19 Mar 2013   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philip95 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Hi Phil95.
Try this program Download VMware Player 5.0.2 - FileHippo.com
Help and how too http://www.vmware.com/pdf/desktop/vmware_player50.pdf
You need as big and fast USB flash drive as possible.

Check out this tutorial. It is for Windows 8 but applies basically to any OS.
VMware Player - Install Windows 8

i want to program to run USB as well as VM
Hi there

You've a few of options here

1) if you can get access to a Windows 8 Enterprise disk you can install "Windows to Go" on a USB (or better a small external usb HDD). This is a PORTABLE FULL RUNNING Windows system which will BOOT and RUN even if the HDD on the actual computer is not bootable. You can also install Windows applications like Office (and VMware) etc. If you try this solution you should really use a USB3 device but USB2 is fine for running the windows OS. Running a VM from this external USB is OK but on a USB2 rather than a USB3 device might not give you a very fast response.
Running the windows system though is fine.

(You can test this out for a while even if you don't have Windows 8 Enterprise as you can download FREE from the Ms site a 90 day evaluation copy - so you can play around with this type of solution).

A USB3 device will even run a VM from this Windows system perfectly reasonably.

While this is Windows 8 it does have the advantage of doing all the hard work for you and the Windows to Go system takes care of different hardware so you can use this system anywhere.

2) Install GRUB (A Linux boot loader) on to your USB device. Then set up GRUB to boot a Windows Virtual Hard Disk containing the OS you want to run. You could have several Windows versions here on an external USB and boot which ever one you want. There's plenty of tutorials on the site about creating Windows VHD's. Note I'm NOT talking here about creating Virtual Machines.

3) If you don't mind booting the machine first then you can get the bootloader to mount and then re-boot from a VHD. Myself I'd go for options 1) or 2).

Cheers
jimbo
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22 Mar 2013   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

LinuxLive USB Creator will allow you to install a Linux distro onto a USB stick. It will then run either from within Windows in VirtualBox or you can boot from the USB directly.http://www.linuxliveusb.com/
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