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Windows 7: Why do you use a virtual machine?

01 Oct 2009   #31

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I mean using a new os native and the older os as a guest. I'll admit I haven't tested for OCR support in XP, but I just realized the software for my HP scanner used a third party plugin for OCR support.

I may have jumped the gun, but I also read something on slashdot recently about a person that had an old printer and he couldn't get new drivers for it to run on newer OSes (windows), so I thought this might be another good reason for a VM.

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