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Windows 7: Install VM on second hd with no operating system- possible?

16 Apr 2015   #11
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joe Golden View Post
... I do appoligize for the error of my ways. I was non specific on purpose. If readers couldnot understand my "shorthand", i figured they would not be able to answer my question anyway. Again i appoligize for my error.

Last night i did move my external ssd to an internal hd with a sata 6 connection. I was concerned about the very thing you mentioned.

I'm trying to save space on my c:drive. Adding folders to my P: hd is going to solve my storage problem.
No need to apologize, I wouldn't even call it an error but you just need to keep in mind that not everyone on a forum will instantly now what you're talking about.


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16 Apr 2015   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Bruce, I did my name get into the quote of Joe's posting, LOL
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16 Apr 2015   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay Wolfgang I'm look for your original post the quote came from that is shown in strollin post # 11.
I can't find it.

I have been out of the hospital for about a week so my brain is back to all 3 brain cells. I still can't find where the quote came from.
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16 Apr 2015   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Now you lost me completely. That quote from Bruce is nothing I ever wrote. That would not be my style and the facts relate to nothing I have ever done. But it's no real problem, just curious where that came from.
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16 Apr 2015   #15
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Now you lost me completely. That quote from Bruce is nothing I ever wrote. That would not be my style and the facts relate to nothing I have ever done. But it's no real problem, just curious where that came from.
I can't explain it but I fixed it as it was a quote from the OP.
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16 Apr 2015   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks - strange things happen. We are surrounded by gremlins.
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16 Apr 2015   #17
Joe Golden

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And i forgot to thank you WHS your excellent link to the tutorial video on VM's. Using Oracle for my first attempts at VM's i have switched to VMware . Your excellent tutorial made running VMware a snap to use!
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16 Apr 2015   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome Joe. I am glad the tutorial was a help.
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23 Apr 2015   #19
eatup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

@OP: Who needs a virtual machine anyways? You can put a vhd file containing a preinstalled OS (Windows 7+) on the hard drive and native boot it. You do need to put Windows 7+ boot manager on the actual drive to make it work though...
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23 Apr 2015   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eatup View Post
@OP: Who needs a virtual machine anyways? You can put a vhd file containing a preinstalled OS (Windows 7+) on the hard drive and native boot it. You do need to put Windows 7+ boot manager on the actual drive to make it work though...
Good idea but you may want to explain how to add the bootmgr because that is not obvious.
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