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Windows 7: Need help installing Windows7 on 8th Generation CPU

16 Nov 2018   #21
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juanipon View Post
mrjimphelps

Which edition of Linux Mint do you recommend?
I run Linux Mint 64-bit, version 18.2, with the xfce interface. I have also tried 18.3 and 19.0, but I have had printer and/or scanner issues with those other versions.

My point in recommending Linux Mint as the host OS is because this will provide a reliable way to run (and update) Windows 7 on a brand new computer. The key is that you have lots of memory. You can then allocate a lot of memory to the Windows 7 VM, along with two or three cores (I believe that is what it is called). Also, if your Windows 7 VM profile is stored on a fast SSD (e.g. an NvME SSD), Windows 7 should run very fast. Finally, if your VM software allows for GPU passthrough, your Windows 7 will be able to use your souped-up video card.

Windows 7 will run very well in this scenario. The only possible glitch is the W7 license. If it is an OEM license, you may or may not be able to activate Windows in the VM. If it is a retail license, you will have no problem activating Windows in the VM.


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6 Days Ago   #22
Juanipon

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
I run Linux Mint 64-bit, version 18.2, with the xfce interface. I have also tried 18.3 and 19.0, but I have had printer and/or scanner issues with those other versions.

My point in recommending Linux Mint as the host OS is because this will provide a reliable way to run (and update) Windows 7 on a brand new computer. The key is that you have lots of memory. You can then allocate a lot of memory to the Windows 7 VM, along with two or three cores (I believe that is what it is called). Also, if your Windows 7 VM profile is stored on a fast SSD (e.g. an NvME SSD), Windows 7 should run very fast. Finally, if your VM software allows for GPU passthrough, your Windows 7 will be able to use your souped-up video card.

Windows 7 will run very well in this scenario. The only possible glitch is the W7 license. If it is an OEM license, you may or may not be able to activate Windows in the VM. If it is a retail license, you will have no problem activating Windows in the VM.
Thank you very much mrjimphelps!
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