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W7, W2K3 server and XP run as VM!s OK on W8 HOST

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    W7, W2K3 server and XP run as VM!s OK on W8 HOST


    Hi all
    just to be obtuse I wanted to run PREVIOUS OS'es on W8 as VM's so I took an older laptop and installed W8 developer x64 on it as the main REAL OS.

    Vmware workstation 8 installed OK and so did the following GUEST VM's

    1) W2003 Server R2
    2) XP SP2
    3) W7 x-64

    Had all 3 running without probs concurrently on a 4GB RAM HP laptop.

    Cheers

    jimbo

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    VMs are VMs, if you can install the clienware and run it fine, i don't know much limitations when you install Guests.
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    I tried to install 8102 x86 as guest in a 8102 x64 host using VMWARE 7.1, but always get an error... and in VBox setup freezes
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    I tried to install 8102 x86 as guest in a 8102 x64 host using VMWARE 7.1, but always get an error... and in VBox setup freezes
    For any interaction as a Virtual Machine you need to install vmware workstation 8.0(paid for) or vmware plaer rel 4 (free) on your host machine --then it all works fine

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    I tried to install 8102 x86 as guest in a 8102 x64 host using VMWARE 7.1, but always get an error... and in VBox setup freezes
    For any interaction as a Virtual Machine you need to install vmware workstation 8.0(paid for) or vmware plaer rel 4 (free) on your host machine --then it all works fine

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Thanks for the help, will try later !
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    :Self-quoting:
    I tried to install 8102 x86 as guest in a 8102 x64 host using VMWARE 7.1, but always get an error... and in VBox setup freezes :sad:
    ~Update~

    Now its working with VMWRE 8 !

    Thanks again

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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