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Windows 7: Vista on a virtual machine??

17 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
The CPU is definitely a little different than the one I was looking at. Intel still says that it does not have Intel virtualization technology but you might be able to get it working. It may not work as well, but sense you and lemur both claimed to have gotten working before (and even MS made a work around so that XP mode will work without it) you could always try.
Okays, now how would I do it? Insert the vista re-installation disk and install like I installed backtrack?

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17 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

To be honest I'm not really the experienced with it. But I did find you a guide on how to do it.

Installing Vista in VMWare Virtual Machine
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17 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks for the help!
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17 Aug 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

This probably will not work since your "reinstallation" disk will most likely be keyed to the hardware of the original manufacturer. The virtual machine will not have the same hardware signature and therefore may not work.

If the disk is an actual Microsoft disk and not a manufacturer's recovery disk, you should be able to do it.
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17 Aug 2010   #15

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Let us know how it goes!
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17 Aug 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

No, it did not work. Attempted to install, and I have an error. Need to install XP more than Vista, anyway.
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17 Aug 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

you can run vista is a can run nearly any OS in a VM.
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