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Can this laptop handle what I'm trying to do with virtual machines?


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#1 jerrykobes

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 05:45 PM

I want to be able to run two virtual machines. The first one being a Windows Vista Business machine and the second being Windows Server 2008. Will a laptop with the following specs be able to run both virtual machines together comfortably? Also, please let me know if you see any issues I might run into with these specs.

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Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T6400 (2.00GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz
160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD
Bright, glossy widescreen 15.6 WLED display (1366x768)
8X CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Half Mini-Card
Integrated 10/100 Network Card
Windows Vista™ Basic

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:51 PM

feasible, with vista being such a memory hog, running both of those simultaneously with your base OS in the background might stretch it, but I can see that system being able to do it. Not sure I would though, why do you want 3 different versions of windows running at the same time on one computer though just out of curiousity?

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:32 PM

feasible, with vista being such a memory hog, running both of those simultaneously with your base OS in the background might stretch it, but I can see that system being able to do it. Not sure I would though, why do you want 3 different versions of windows running at the same time on one computer though just out of curiousity?


I'm trying to study up on network administration and it would be nice to be able to go to a coffee shop or a library with my laptop.




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