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Windows 7: XP mode RTMs -Available on 22. oct

03 Oct 2009   #11
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Memory is a bit fuzzy of virtualbox on vista, I cant remember whether it was ok or not :/ Perhaps someone can clarify.


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03 Oct 2009   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
HP doesnt have support for virtualisation
Surely, VirtualBox will run in Home Premium?
A better way to say this is: Microsoft has prevented you from installing XP Mode on Windows 7 Home Premium. They do some sort of check and if you aren't running on Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate, it won't install.

You certainly can, and should (if you care about performance), use another virtualization package like Sun Virtualbox on Home Premium.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Memory is a bit fuzzy of virtualbox on vista, I cant remember whether it was ok or not :/ Perhaps someone can clarify.
According to the MS EULA, it was NOT alright to run a virtualized machine if you weren't running Vista Business, Enterprise or Ultimate. And therein lies some of the reason that I hate these MS EULA's....I mean seriously they are restricting "legally" what I can and cannot do with my operating system. Excuse me, but if I want to download Sun VirtualBox or VMWare on my system and I have a legal copy of another OS that I can install and run...then I am going to do it regardless of that Vista EULA.
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03 Oct 2009   #13
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
According to the MS EULA, it was NOT alright to run a virtualized machine if you weren't running Vista Business, Enterprise or Ultimate. And therein lies some of the reason that I hate these MS EULA's....I mean seriously they are restricting "legally" what I can and cannot do with my operating system. Excuse me, but if I want to download Sun VirtualBox or VMWare on my system and I have a legal copy of another OS that I can install and run...then I am going to do it regardless of that Vista EULA.
Not all contracts are legally binding in their entirety to the extent that some portion of it is unreasonable.
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03 Oct 2009   #14
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Too bad my CPU doesn't support virtualization.
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03 Oct 2009   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't fret...you don't actually need Virtualization support in your processor to use better products like VMware Server 2.0 or Sun VirtualBox.
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04 Oct 2009   #16
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So, I downloaded VirtualBox, set it up for a XP virtual machine. Now whenever I try to start it, it says that there is no bootable media found. Do I have to have an XP cd to use virtual box?
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04 Oct 2009   #17
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm, yes!
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04 Oct 2009   #18
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

'Tarnations then, I don't have one lying around. Oh well.
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04 Oct 2009   #19
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe someone will donate one!
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