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Need to install 2 Windows 2008 servers (virtual machines) on a Windows XP PC

richardstuartpowell
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Guys

I need to install 2 x Windows 2008 servers onto a Windows XP machine for testing.

What is the easiest / best product to use?

I was thinking of using vmware workstation 8, but i always like to check with the experts!

Rich.
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Top Expert 2013
Commented:
vmware workstation 8 is a nice product.  I also use it for Windows 8 testing    http://adisfun.blogspot.com/2011/09/windows-server-8-vmware-workstation.html

If you want to save some money virtual box is a nice free product   https://www.virtualbox.org/   I use that on my laptop for testing.

I'm really looking forward to Windows 8 where Microsoft will finally add Hyper-V to the desktop client.

Thanks

Mike
Top Expert 2012
Commented:
I would have to agree with Mike VMWare workstation is great on a laptop.

But I really like Virtual Box

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OK - thanks guys, VMware Workstation 8 it is then.  I'll download the 30-day evaluation version from the VMware website.

Thanks guys :-)

PS: I didn't know that hyper-v was to be included in Windows 8 - that sounds awesome!
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Oracle Virtualbox 4.0 is catching up and is free.

if you dont need all the bells and whistles of VMware Work. 8.0 VMware Player 4.0 which is also free.