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Windows 7: Way to run win7 ultimate virtually under win xp pro sp3

17 Oct 2010   #1

Windows XP SP3 32 bit/Win 7 Pro 32 bit
Way to run win7 ultimate virtually under win xp pro sp3

i would like to know the best/safest way to run win 7 ultimate virtually under win xp pro sp3

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17 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Using VMware Player or Virtual Box would be the best ways. I would give the nod to VMware Player VMware Player: Run Windows 7, Chrome OS - Free Download for a Virtual PC.
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17 Oct 2010   #3

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

Yep. Those be my favorites!
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18 Oct 2010   #4


Why are you planning on running win7 in the VM? You can convert your existing xp install to a vm, and run it inside of win7.
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20 Oct 2010   #5

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
remember that so long as the Virtualisation feature is enabled in your BIOS you CAN run a 64 bit version of W7 as a guest virtual machine on Win XP.

The only drawback here is that the HOST machine can't see more than 4GB RAM (it's a 32 bit HOST OS) so your guest OS will have to have a smaller amount of RAM.

Most people forget this but there is NO PROBLEM in testing 64 bit OS'es on a Host 32 bit system so long as the Virtualisation feature is enabled in the BIOS -- this is pretty standard now in most modern computers.

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20 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 32bit RTM

I'm running my windows 7 on winxp sp3 with vmplayer, no problems at all. aero enabled and all :)!
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