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How i can install OS on Windows 7 Virtual PC (or VPC2007).

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  • You cannot install a 64 bit OS in Virtual PC, even if this is running on a 64 bit host. So, if you are running Win 7 x64 and install Virtual PC on it, you cannot run the 64 bit version of any OS inside Virtual PC. Not Win 7 x64, not Server 2008R2 and not Win 8 x64.

     

    There is also a 32bit version of Win 8, but it did not install either on Virtual PC. I'm running Win 8 x64 on a dedicated machine right now, and typing this message on it.

     

    Good luck,

    Renzo

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:47 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:23 AM
  • You cannot install a 64 bit OS in Virtual PC, even if this is running on a 64 bit host. So, if you are running Win 7 x64 and install Virtual PC on it, you cannot run the 64 bit version of any OS inside Virtual PC. Not Win 7 x64, not Server 2008R2 and not Win 8 x64.

     

    There is also a 32bit version of Win 8, but it did not install either on Virtual PC. I'm running Win 8 x64 on a dedicated machine right now, and typing this message on it.

     

    Good luck,

    Renzo


    not good =(

    mm. dual boot (win 7, win 8) - it's possible?

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:28 AM
  • Yes, it's working. Or you can test x64 version in VirtualBox or Hyper-V if you have hardware virtualization enabled.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:40 AM
  • Hi,

    Download teh 32bit version from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516

     


    Akfash Latibu http://www.akfash.com http://technetbrunei.net/blogs/akfash
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:42 AM
  • Hi,

    Download teh 32bit version from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516

     


    Akfash Latibu http://www.akfash.com http://technetbrunei.net/blogs/akfash

    But you still cannot run Windows 8 inside Virtual PC. It simply crashes.... Hyper-V works!
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:42 AM
  • Hello All,

    For those of you having problems with install media, i.e. you can't install from USB Key, Developer version requires a double-layer DVD-9 etc etc. Just forget USB Key and DVD, prepare a HDD as Install Media and install from it. See my post: http://mcakins.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/installing-windows-8-on-bare-metal-with-vhd-boot/

    Let me know if you require further help on twitter: @McAkins

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:15 PM
  • You don't need to run in Virtual PC, install on bare metal in a VHD file with VHD-Boot feature. See my post: http://mcakins.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/installing-windows-8-on-bare-metal-with-vhd-boot/
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:17 PM
  • Try using VirtualBox! I have a full article written on how to do it here: http://geekswithblogs.net/RollingIT/archive/2011/09/14/getting-hands-on-with-virtual-machine-of-windows-8.aspx
    • Proposed as answer by mattgrif Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:02 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:01 PM
  • The Developer Preview is not supported on Virtual PC.  See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516 for requirements on installing the Developer Preview.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:36 PM
  • I was able to run Windows8 32 bit preview on a Macbook Pro i5 in Oracle Virtual box without any problems. i will try the 64 bit once it finishes downloading
    • Edited by rlift Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:31 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:31 PM

  •   Hyper-V works!
    Sort of. Have you noticed that bringing the mouse to the lower left in a Metro app doesn't bring up the Start button, as I believe it's supposed to?  Or that there doesn't seem to be a way to bring up the charms bar on the right?
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:36 PM
  • Hello,

    Steven Sinofsky has a new entry in the Building Windows 8blog that has some good information:

    Running Windows 8 Developer Preview in a virtual environment

    Thanks


    Michael
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 2:12 PM
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