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Best way to get modern Windows VMs.

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:53 pm
by Neb
So I found a little page on the Microsoft developer site, and they have a page for virtual machines. I personally tried them and they're really good. I say you give them a shot.

Link: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/m ... tools/vms/

Re: Best way to get modern Windows VMs.

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:14 am
by NewYorkEagle
Seems great. I already downloaded the VM for Windows 7, since I miss using it so much. Especially when it's a pain in the neck on Windows 10 without Windows DVD Maker.

Re: Best way to get modern Windows VMs.

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:16 am
by Neb
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:14 am
Seems great. I already downloaded the VM for Windows 7, since I miss using it so much. Especially when it's a pain in the neck on Windows 10 without Windows DVD Maker.
I miss Windows 7 as well. I'm glad I managed to find this as it makes it super easy to get VMs to test out stuff on.

Re: Best way to get modern Windows VMs.

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:43 am
by TheCanadianToast
This is a great and perhaps legal way to test out and download Windows 7 & Windows 10 for your virtual machine needs, although you cannot keep it forever. It says that it is a 90 day trial on the website...

Re: Best way to get modern Windows VMs.

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:52 am
by Neb
TheCanadianToast wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:43 am
This is a great and perhaps legal way to test out and download Windows 7 & Windows 10 for your virtual machine needs, although you cannot keep it forever. It says that it is a 90 day trial on the website...
If you have VMware or VirtualBox, create a snapshot of a clean install and then restore it when the trial is over.

Re: Best way to get modern Windows VMs.

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:54 am
by TheCanadianToast
Neb wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:52 am
If you have VMware or VirtualBox, create a snapshot of a clean install and then restore it when the trial is over.
That is actually a good idea... :D :P

Re: Best way to get modern Windows VMs.

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:46 am
by NewYorkEagle
I just installed the Windows 7 virtual machine on VMWare, and it works perfectly. Hopefully, I'll modify it tomorrow.

Re: Best way to get modern Windows VMs.

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:57 am
by nknight
I'm currently working on a Windows 2000 virtual machine right now

Re: Best way to get modern Windows VMs.

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:00 am
by NewYorkEagle
nknight wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:57 am
I'm currently working on a Windows 2000 virtual machine right now
That's cool. I have a Windows 2000 virtual machine as well, but I only use it to play MIDI files.

Re: Best way to get modern Windows VMs.

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:01 am
by nknight
I'm doing the stuff that terabyte coyote is doing