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Best Virtual Machine software to install Windows 8 DP?

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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP Pro, Windows 2000 Pro, and Windows 98SE

    Best Virtual Machine software to install Windows 8 DP?


    What is the best Virtual Machine software for Windows 7 host os to install W8DP guest os?

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    North Wales
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    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    Virtual Box now has support for the WDP.
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    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    VHD?


    Have you considered using a VHD?

    I used this tutorial and I had no problems:
    Mister Goodcat | Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview as bootable VHD
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    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04


    Virtual Box is a very popular virtual machine software to install Windows 8 on.
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I use vBox all the time. But for Win8 I could not get the resolution above 800x600 whilst I get 1680x900 in Ubuntu.

    Running from a VHD would be nice, but not possible in Win7 Home Premium.
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    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Ah, I see.


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Running from a VHD would be nice, but not possible in Win7 Home Premium.
    I didn't realise that (I'm using Ultimate).
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    Hmmm - VHD works in Vista Home Basic.....

    Robin (the other one)
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    See last sentence in the information block of this tutorial: Boot from a VHD using Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    vmware player is very good too since all the probs have been fixed with R4 and W8. 3D support for graphics is built in and I think it tends to be more stable and is easier to set up and use than VBOX. It's also free.

    You can even run this on W7 STARTER if you want.

    BTW Native booting VHD's should be possible from any version of Windows --there's a tutorial on this over at the Seven Forum.

    (I see WHS beat me to this !!!!)

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    India
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    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I use vBox all the time. But for Win8 I could not get the resolution above 800x600 whilst I get 1680x900 in Ubuntu.

    Running from a VHD would be nice, but not possible in Win7 Home Premium.
    I myself use vhd to boot windows 8 rp. I have windows 7 home basic. I have seen in many places that it requires ultimate or enterprise version of windows 7. Strange !!! It works not only for me but many. Can anybody explain?
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