Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 HP using virtual?

12 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
How to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 HP using virtual?

Hi, I have a windows 7 home premium laptop (64bit) and wanted to install SQL server 2008 R2 and Visual studio 2010 enterprise, Sharepoint 2010 enterprise editions using some virtual server or virtual pc. As far I know, we cannt directly install the so mentioned in windows 7 home edition. Is is possible to install these softwares on a virtual server? if so, what type of virtual software and version I need to install on my laptop? is there any way to install these 3 softwares on my laptop? please help.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

You might try install the virtual PC software and then creating a virtual drive, then install the OS that you wish to.
Microsoft's free virtual xp won't install on home products but virtual pc will as long as your bios supports virtualization.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You'll need a virtual machine app, like VirtualBox, VMWare, etc, and then you'll need a server OS to install in the VM. Once you do this, you can install and test the mentioned software. You don't have system specs filled in, but you'll want a multi-core processor with plenty of memory.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 How to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 HP using virtual?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Server 2008 R2 - SP1 wont install - 0x800f0818
Hello out there! A few Days ago, i installed a "fresh" Windows 2008 R2 Server standard and waited a long time for all those updates out there. Now my little HP Microserver NL 40 is stucked with the SP1 Package! What i've already tried: Checkdisk - No Errors Check Windows Files - No Errors
Windows Updates & Activation
Install Windows Server 2008 on VHD in Windows 7 Home Premium?
Hi Guys, I have Win7 Home Premium 32bit on my Laptop. I heard about installing Win 2008 Server(Not Windows Server 2008 R2 bcoz its 64bit and my Win7 is 32bit)on vhd in Win7. My first question is, can I install Win server 2008 on vhd in Win7 HP 32bit. or I need other versions of Win7 like...
Installation & Setup
Do I install mobo drivers the same way for Windows Server 2008 R2...
as I do with Windows 7? or there is a special set of drivers for Server OS? I just installed Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for a client, I just want to be sure before I screw something up.
Can I install windows 2008 on a virtual pc Using Win7 Ultimate?
Hello I have windows 7 ultimate when downloading the Virtual Pc from is written in the Supported guest operating system: Xp - Vista - 7 So, Can I download Virtual Pc and then Install windows 2008 R2 on the Virtual Hard Drive ? yes or No ?
Can I Install Virtual PC on Windows Server 2008?
I need to use Windows 7 for some reasons. Currently, I'm using Windows Server 2008 on my pc to do my works. So, I'm thinking to install Virtual PC on my Windows Server 2008 and then, install the Windows 7 into the Virtual PC. Is it possible?:o
Windows Virtual PC - Server 2008
Virtual PC 2007 was capable of running Windows Server 2008 and prior server operating systems as the client OS. Virutal PC 2007 was not compatible with the latest Windows 7 RC. It's replacement, Windows Virtual PC runs great in Windows 7 since it is designed to, but it does not support anything...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:14.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App