Windows Vista within Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by henryy., Oct 11, 2009.

  1. henryy.

    henryy. MDL Novice

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    I tried install windows vista x64 onto virtual pc on windows 7, but i got the message about it not supporting the x64 OS. If i download the x86 iso of vista, will it work on virtual pc? I just want to run windows vista without dualbooting.
     
  2. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    I really don't see why you would want/need both. Win 7 is basically a more mature version of Vista. Your processor has to be able to support 64 bit if you want to use a x64 O.S.
     
  3. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Yes, 32 bit will work.

    But if you think you can use Vista like a normal OS then youre mistaken, because it is running on very low-spec emulated hardware and has no 3D accelleration etcetera.

    (All in all there is very little you can do with it, so depending on what you expect it might not even be worth the trouble.)
     
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  4. SoLoR

    SoLoR MDL Expert

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    yes, virtualPC doesnt support 64bit guest systems (32bit vista should work fine), even if your computer does. That is main reason im not using it, go with virtualbox or something...
     
  5. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    What version of virtual PC are you using? The X86 or X64?
     
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  6. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    ignore this message
     
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  7. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    I think VirtualBox supports x64-VMs
     
  8. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    Virtual Box does support 64bit Guest OS - i tried it earlier. Or you can go with Virtual Pc 2007, they improved it so it supports guest 64bit OS. I was thinking at first you were asking about VPC 2007. But SoLoR is correct.
     
  9. Digitalhoward

    Digitalhoward MDL Novice

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    x86 certainly works however x64 works with VMware which is a much better virtual enviroment and supports linux, xp, dos, win 98/win 95. Useful to me for screen capture and testing.
     
  10. amires

    amires MDL Member

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    Use VMware. It supports both x86 and x64 versions of Vista.