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How to Activate a Second Win 8 Installation

  1. #11


    Sorry Harry, adamf, I don't get it. Hyper-V looks to me like another OS. I am currently using Win 7 Pro 64-bit for my host OS. Then I use either VirtualBox or VMWare Player to install a guest OS (Win 8) in a VM.

    Sorry to be so dense. Thanks, Jim

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  2. #12


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    Hyper V Server is another (free) OS. Hyper V is also an optional component in windows 8 Pro. So if you were running Windows 8 Pro (which you aren't) you could use Hyper V instead of VirtualBox. You'd still need a separate license for the windows 8 installation in the virtual machine.
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  3. #13


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    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Jim,

    With Windows 7 as your host you will not be able to use Hyper-V, it is a free feature built-in to Windows 8 pro and enterprise.

    Hyper-V within Windows 8 is a type two hypervisor just like Oracle VirtualBox that you use for your Windows 7 Host.

    A little more in-depth information around Hyper-V:

    Client Hyper-V

    Using Windows 7 Virtualbox and VMWare players are very suitable type two hypervisors! keep doing what you are doing, Good job

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  4. #14


    OK guys, thanks for the clarification!

    Regards, Jim
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  5. #15


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    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Pleasure, any more questions just ask

    Cheers,
    Harry
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