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Problem VM that runs Win 7???

Discussion in 'Virtual and Cloud Computing' started by shocksl, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. shocksl

    shocksl Byte Poster

    Hi guys,

    Im trying to prepare for my exam for a microsft cert.

    Which is a good/ reliable virtual machine to run off my 32 bit/ 3g ram Windows Vista Laptop?

    I will be using Win 7 Ultimate for 86bit (32 bit) on the virtual machine.

    thanks for any input. Would rep you all.
  2. Boffy

    Boffy Megabyte Poster

    I recommend VMware products. I've had nothing but great experiences and bought VMware Fusion for my Mac. Here are 2 free versions for you:
    One virtual machine - VMware Player: Run Windows 7, Chrome OS - Free Download for a Virtual PC
    multiple vm - Free VMware vSphere Hypervisor: Bare Metal Hypervisor (Based on VMware ESXi)

    Otrher Options:
    Microsoft Virtual PC - Windows Virtual PC: Home Page
    Virtual Box - https://www.virtualbox.org/

    Enjoy! 8)
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  3. dales

    dales Terabyte Poster

    I personally whilst being a huge vmware fan if you are looking for a free desktop virt product then I would go with virtualbox by oracle. I prefer it to vmware server 2, but vmware workstation 8 is much better but is a paid for product. Microsoft's virtualpc is ok but not that great.
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    WIP: Nothing
  4. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    Personally I would go for vmware workstaion 8 as it is most flexible and can now run 64 bit systems. The only downside is that it is a paid for product but would be a worth while investment in aiding your studies.
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
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