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KVM Windows 7

Postby Fence Post » Wed May 05, 2010 6:25 am

Hi there,

After the article in the recent issue of the mag, I decided to give KVM a go. I have an upgrade disk of Windows 7 which I used to upgrade my Vista partition.

I was wondering if it is possible to use this to create a virtual machine with KVM.

Currently I'm running 10.4 -64bit.

(The computer had Vista installed and therefore didn't come with a disk.)

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Postby LeeNukes » Wed May 05, 2010 7:39 am

You would have to install Vista and then upgrade to Windows 7. You could try the disk but as far as I am aware it does a check for Vista on the machine already.
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Postby ollie » Wed May 05, 2010 9:52 am

LeeNukes wrote:You would have to install Vista and then upgrade to Windows 7. You could try the disk but as far as I am aware it does a check for Vista on the machine already.


I'm not sure that is quite right. One of the "upgrade" options is to choose a clean install. IIRC you have to enter the Vista 25 character licence and then the Windows 7 key but I can't find this anywhere at the moment. Start the installation and see what happens, it's only a few minutes to get to the key stage.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed May 05, 2010 10:22 am

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Postby ollie » Thu May 06, 2010 11:16 am

Thanks wyliecoyoteuk, I knew it could be done but I just didn't have time to search.
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