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vmware fusion win 7 disk image

Greetings,

I am preparing to install vmware fusion to run a win 7 virtual machine on a mac.

My question is how do I prepare the win 7 installer?  Do I just have a win 7 install disk with proper serial code?  Do I prepare an iso file ahead of time?  Can I download this type of windows media?

Thanks and best regards,

Sky
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Schuyler Kuhl
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You connect the Virtual Machine to the Windows 7 DVD Media, create or download an ISO image of the Windows 7 media and connect to the Virtual machine.

Windows 7 ISO downloads can be download for evaluation, or part of Microsoft Technet.
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Schuyler KuhlAuthor Commented:
I have win 7 upgrade disks.  Will that type of installer work?

Or what about an OEM disk from Dell? I know it wouldn't activate automatically but  could it be used to install windows?

I can't find those downloads.  Can you show me?

Thanks and best regards,

Sky
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Schuyler KuhlAuthor Commented:
Thanks.

I found this discussion with links to a download.

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Can it work with either the 32 or 64 bit versions?

Thanks and best regards,

Sky


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware fusion supports 32 or 64 bit versions of Windows.
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
I would stay away from the OEM disks from Dell. Those are designed to only work with Dell hardware. The best option is to get an ISO of the OS Installer and hook that up to the VM. The process will go faster too.
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Schuyler KuhlAuthor Commented:
Ok. I found those links searching on Tech Net as you recommended.

Can you please tell me how buy a proper license and download an iso image the right way?
Thank you.

Can I use either of those other types of media I mentioned above?
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Schuyler KuhlAuthor Commented:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you can Register and Sign-up to a Technet Subscription.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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Schuyler KuhlAuthor Commented:
thank you
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