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Can I Run Windows 10 As A Virtual Machine?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized

Rob from Iowa writes:

Will the new version of windows (windows 9 or whatever they are going to call it) that is soon to be out be able to be installed inside a windows 7 virtual program? which would make it easier to get rid of if I do not want to keep it and so I don’t tie up a good hard drive?

The next Windows OS will be called Windows 10 and if your computer has the resources you probably will be able to install it as a virtual program. (Although I can’t promise anything since the OS is still in the development phase.) Many people are doing that with the Windows 10 Technical Preview. You could also install it as part of a dual boot. (Assuming your computer has the resources.)  I am currently running the Technical Preview in a dual-boot with Windows 7.

The good news is that from what I’ve seen so far, if you have Windows 7, you’ll probably like Windows 10.

~ Cynthia

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4 Responses to “Can I Run Windows 10 As A Virtual Machine?”

  1. Eric MacRea says:

    With Windows 10 coming out are they going to be offering an upgrade to Windows 8.1, or will it be offered it for sale?

  2. Conrad Heinzel says:

    In today’s newsletter Cynthia stated ” I am currently running the Technical Preview in a dual-boot with Windows 7.”
    Could you provide a step by step procedure on how you set up your dual boot ?
    I have Win 7 and followed a procedure from this newsletter on how to install Win 10 Preview using Virtual Box software. At the point where Virtual Box attempts to load, install and run Win 10 Preview and error message pops up. Error Code 0x0000005D. I can’t continue past this point? Other people are getting the same error message per an internet search. There are fixes suggested but they don’t work for me.
    I have Win7 Home Premium SP1, 8 GB ram, AMD Phenom II X6 1055T processor in a Dell Studio XPS 7100 machine. I have an external HDD enclosure with a eSATA connection. The enclosure has a empty NTFS formatted 120GB SATA HDD installed. Can I dual boot Win 10 Preview to that HDD and what step by step procedure would I follow ?
    Thank you,

  3. MIke says:

    I second the request for info on installing dual boot. Everything I can find from Technet to forums says that the only way to install it dual boot is by installing it as a .vhd. But it also says that yo will most likely lose host system data and I can’t do that. If your system doesn’t notify of responses, please reply to (My public email address.)

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