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Windows 7: would like to run two win7 environments

12 Mar 2011   #1
tomek001

win7 ultimate
 
 
would like to run two win7 environments

about a year ago, I puchased win7 ultimate in order to run an XP mode as well.
I understand this is accomplished through virtualization. That worked well for me minus few graphic glitches. However, now I need to run two separate win7 environments. How do I do that? The VM set up goes right away to my XP mode environment .. is there a way to set another environment? How?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Th


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12 Mar 2011   #2
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I use VMware works great usually you can just run the image from an ISO to install the guest operating system on the host system, use it for trying out software etc.

Here is the link for the one I use works better than XP Mode
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/
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12 Mar 2011   #3
tomek001

win7 ultimate
 
 
vmware

Hi sandman,

Thanks for responding. I assume vmware is similar to virtual PC that comes with win 7.
Do you recommend dowloading vmware in order to run two win7 envoronments, or should I try to find a way to get virtual PC to accomplish the same?
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12 Mar 2011   #4
Kari

 

Hi Tomek, welcome to the Seven Forums

You can also install Windows 7 to Virtual PC, which you already have installed (it's needed for XP Mode to run). Here's a tutorial to show you how: Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine

Kari
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13 Mar 2011   #5
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomek001 View Post
Hi sandman,

Thanks for responding. I assume vmware is similar to virtual PC that comes with win 7.
Do you recommend dowloading vmware in order to run two win7 envoronments, or should I try to find a way to get virtual PC to accomplish the same?
I have had 3 virtual machines running at the same time XP Pro 64 bit, Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7 basic and you just open the virtual drive and you good to go i usually let it install right from the iso image in most instances. others you have to set up the machine and then install from your install disc. I would give it a try go to there web sit and read about it a little before you install. Here is link to the one I use
VMware Player: Run Windows 7, Chrome OS - Free Download for a Virtual PC Enjoy I did a lot of research on the other software that lets you run virtual system and i come up with the one I use but that not to say the other ones are not good.
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13 Mar 2011   #6
tomek001

win7 ultimate
 
 
Worked great

Thanks Sandman,

It worked great. Initially there was an issue with a very small display window, but once I installed the VM Tools it was corrected.

th
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14 Mar 2011   #7
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Glad it works for you I got hooked with the virtual machines and run different operating systems when i am having problems with a system that is not right in front of me so to know what i am talking about with the customer i install the same operating system as they are running on my virtual drive and troubleshoot from there over the phone if needed.
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15 Mar 2011   #8
huisinro

windows 7
 
 

Our next vmlite release (v4) will provide a unique feature, let you run your host OS as a virtual machine by sharing the files on host.

This way, you can easily do a Windows 7 vm on top of your host Windows 7, the apps and configurations will be exactly same as your host os, the only difference would be hardware devices, as the vm must use virtual deivices.

This will provide you a quick way of doing a sandbox so you can run all apps securely. The creation process of such a vm takes a couple of minutes, without using any external sources (no ISO, no cdrom, etc.)
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