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Windows 7: Win7pro in a VirtualPC - How?

27 Jul 2013   #11
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarvedDuck View Post
I use Clonezilla to make image backups that will restore correctly AND are secure as encrypted images, but on a 250G drive an image takes about 7 hours to make, and 9+ hours to restore as Truecrypt encrypts all sectors so it looks like Data to the image process. The restore time I can live with but the image time is a pain.
How much space is used on the 250GB drive?
Do you store your user data in the "C" (OS+programs) partition?

If you have everything in one partition, a different storage strategy might help.
Imaging is not the best/most efficient method for "User data" backups.


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28 Jul 2013   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarvedDuck View Post
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If you like the free VMware Player is a great VM program that supports Windows 2000 VMs (guests).
Thanks, been there and tried that before I reluctantly went to vpc2007. While it does run w2000 it does not honor any of the video drivers or adapters that I could find. It stays at 640 x 480 - 16 colors and that is just plain useless.

I think I can safely assure anyone and everyone that to usefully-run w2000 in a virtual anything, it has to be VPC2007. I have spent weeks on this stuff.

Hi there
I'm running W2000, W98 and even Windows 3.11 under VMware -- installs just fine. !!! Host machine Windows 8 (and Windows 7) both X-64 enterprise versions . W7 Ultimate is approx equiv to W7 Enterprise but it should also work on W7 pro or even W7 Home premium.

With VMware running the VMware tools you then get "Virtual video drivers" which avoid the problem of having to have "Native Video drivers" for the GUEST.

Note that to get VMWARE TOOLS to install you must install SP4 for windows 2000 first --it's still surprisingly available from here (MS)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/downl...n.aspx?id=4127



Cheers

jimbo
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28 Jul 2013   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
You also need this security patch AFTER installing SP4.

Download Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB835732) from Official Microsoft Download Center

Now Full screen even on a decent monitor works -- together with sound and USB too.

Here's mine running in full HD (1080 * 1920) no probs whatsoever,

You MUST install SP4 first and then the security update linked to in this post. THEN install VMWARE TOOLS.

screenshot enc

Cheers
jimbo


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28 Jul 2013   #14
CarvedDuck

Win7 Starter
 
 

Thanks Jimbo, I am using SP4, but was not aware of the later Patch. Downloading as I type.

Will let you know how it goes.
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28 Jul 2013   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
don't forget to install VMware tools from the GUEST OS after installing the update -- you'll probably need to re-boot the VM.

Use the VM menu ==>install VMware tools.

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Jul 2013   #16
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Anyone running VMware, Can you use the .vhd's from the vpc from MS?
I have dos, win 3.11, win2000 win98, winxp and w7

Rich
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31 Jul 2013   #17
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Anyone running VMware, Can you use the .vhd's from the vpc from MS?
I have dos, win 3.11, win2000 win98, winxp and w7

Rich
Hi there
VMware does have a conversion tool.

VMware Workstation Documentation Center

(As always though backup data before making wholesale changes).

Cheers
jimbo
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