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Windows 7: Windows 7 for VirtualBox Guest OS

19 May 2015   #1

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Windows 7 for VirtualBox Guest OS


I am currently running Linux (Ubuntu OS) on my laptop, and have VirtualBox installed. I run Windows XP as guest OS in the laptop through VirtualBox.

I would like to purchase a new Windows 7 OS-Professional Edition (32 Bit), I need to know whether this would be suitable for running on the VirtualBox as guest OS ??

Also is there going to be any issue with installation/activation of the OS, when installing on Virtual Box??

Does Windows 7 support installation on VirtualBox ??

Please help....


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20 May 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes, generally it works without problems. As long as the host has sufficient hardware to run both OSs at the same time, you should be fine. I've tried it under VirtualBox countless times without trouble (but under a Windows host).
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21 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit

Windows 7 is supported by VMware Player, source. So you can install it as a guest OS, no problem. Just make sure you have enough resources to run virtual machines.
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