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Install Windows Server 2008 on a Windows 7 machine


Is it possible to install Windows Server 2008 on a machine that already has Windows 7 on so that the two stand side by side. I don't know much about using a virtual machine. Is this the answer?
Murray Brown
Murray Brown
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Hi ,Yes virtual machine is the correct answer .First you need to install virtual box or vmware workstation or parallel desktop  then only you can proceed.

It depends on your hardware and also what version of Windows 7 you have (it must be 64 bit, as Windows 2008 r2 is also a 64 bit OS). You also need to have enough RAM for both OS's to be able to run smoothly, and you need enough free HD space. If those are all OK, get VMware Player, which is free (VMware Workstation isn't necessary), or as stated above VirtualBox. Personally I prefer VMware Player, it seems to perform better than VirtualBox.

Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Great answers! Thank you both very much.
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