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Windows 7: Virtual Machine on Windows 7?

06 Aug 2009   #1
The Blessed One

 
Virtual Machine on Windows 7?

hi,

I have Windows 7 and want a virtual machine to test different operating systems. I can't install VirtualBox because it doesn't support Win7, Virtual PC doesn't either .

I even tried the new Virtual PC RC released today but that only seems to want to install XP in the VM.

Help! I need a virtual machine software!

Thanks,

Blessed.


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06 Aug 2009   #2
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

Vbox does indeed support Windows 7. I am using it right now. Get the latest version.
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06 Aug 2009   #3
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by streetwolf View Post
Vbox does indeed support Windows 7. I am using it right now. Get the latest version.
Really? I tried to install Vbox 3.0.3 but got an installation error. I downloaded it again and same problem 2 days ago. I see it's up to version 3.0.4 now. Maybe it will work now. Thanks. Will report back in a few minutes.
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06 Aug 2009   #4
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

Try installing it in Vista compatibility mode if you need too.

Whats the error message?
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06 Aug 2009   #5
Stranger

Windows 7
 
 

VMWare Workstation works fine on Windows 7 64 bit
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06 Aug 2009   #6
The Blessed One

 

Ok I downloaded and installed VirtualBox 3.0.4 and it works perfect now! It must have been a bug in version 3.0.3. The error message was about some files missing needed for installation. Can't remember any more sorry.

I now have a new problem! I installed Windows Virtual PC RC but I can't get rid of it! It's not in "Programs and Features". I need to get rid of it please help!
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06 Aug 2009   #7
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
Ok I downloaded and installed VirtualBox 3.0.4 and it works perfect now! It must have been a bug in version 3.0.3. The error message was about some files missing needed for installation. Can't remember any more sorry.

I now have a new problem! I installed Windows Virtual PC RC but I can't get rid of it! It's not in "Programs and Features". I need to get rid of it please help!
Itl be listed as an update maybe. Click on show updates link on the left side.
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