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31 Oct 2009   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
When I add the SSD I'll be back to booting 4 OSs again. and I'm fixing to start playing with 2008 R2 again.
Hint: Utilize virtual machines. It's revolutionized my world and eliminated the need to configure bootloaders and such for multi-boots. Not to mention, I can quickly take snapshots and backups of my virtual hard drive files...which makes testing, learning and writing documentation an absolute breeze.
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31 Oct 2009   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
When I add the SSD I'll be back to booting 4 OSs again. and I'm fixing to start playing with 2008 R2 again.
Hint: Utilize virtual machines. It's revolutionized my world and eliminated the need to configure bootloaders and such for multi-boots. Not to mention, I can quickly take snapshots and backups of my virtual hard drive files...which makes testing, learning and writing documentation an absolute breeze.

Hello PP.


That's something else I've been 'playing' with.
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01 Nov 2009   #13
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
When I add the SSD I'll be back to booting 4 OSs again. and I'm fixing to start playing with 2008 R2 again.
Hint: Utilize virtual machines. It's revolutionized my world and eliminated the need to configure bootloaders and such for multi-boots. Not to mention, I can quickly take snapshots and backups of my virtual hard drive files...which makes testing, learning and writing documentation an absolute breeze.
I would utilize them 100% if they had full GPU Acceleration (or full GPU feature sets provided by a NVIDIA/ATI driver)

I know this is asking for a bit much but hopefully one of the VMs will be able to achieve this in the coming months/years
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01 Nov 2009   #14
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Not sure, but maybe if someone is beta testing VM Wares Workstation 7 can answer that question.
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01 Nov 2009   #15
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Not sure, but maybe if someone is beta testing VM Wares Workstation 7 can answer that question.
Lee...Lee...Lee...

Stop being a Shawn Brink with your Alien Mind Control Downloading VMWare 7 from WZor as we speak
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01 Nov 2009   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not aware of any VM solution that currently offers full 3d capabilities in the guest. I think that Sun's Virtualbox is the closest...but it's still not significant enough to run aero and such.

I guess I'm unsure why people would need full 3d capabilities across 2 of more machines in a dual boot. Can people not just play their games and such in the 1 machine...and experiment and play with other stuff in the VM's? I mean, is there a good reason to need to run Windows Server 2008 (to learn about servers), but need to have full 3D support to do that?
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01 Nov 2009   #17
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm not aware of any VM solution that currently offers full 3d capabilities in the guest. I think that Sun's Virtualbox is the closest...but it's still not significant enough to run aero and such.

I guess I'm unsure why people would need full 3d capabilities across 2 of more machines in a dual boot. Can people not just play their games and such in the 1 machine...and experiment and play with other stuff in the VM's? I mean, is there a good reason to need to run Windows Server 2008 (to learn about servers), but need to have full 3D support to do that?
I have a couple of cherished games that refuse to run on 7...

If only a VM could run for GFX...
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04 Nov 2009   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at post #1773
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04 Nov 2009   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Downloading VMWare 7 from WZor as we speak
You aren't suggesting that somebody "pirate" a copy of a vmware product to get 3d support are you? Seriously, if these games are so cherished...why not purchase a copy of vmware or download a trial from vmware.com directly?
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05 Nov 2009   #20
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Downloading VMWare 7 from WZor as we speak
You aren't suggesting that somebody "pirate" a copy of a vmware product to get 3d support are you? Seriously, if these games are so cherished...why not purchase a copy of vmware or download a trial from vmware.com directly?
Err...I didn't realize that VMWare offered trials for the Workstation

Seriously I have never been to their site...I guess I never thought about it. Thanks for the tip!

BTW I didn't run the keygen they had for it...I am not that way anymore, I just wanted to see if Workstation 7 would work for me
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