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#1 JohnWJ

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:09 PM

Hi there everyone

 

How would I go about setting up a Virtual Machine on my computer I would like to run some old games that will not run properly on my windows 10.

 

Thanks


Edited by hamluis, 14 December 2017 - 03:21 PM.
Moved from Intros to VMs - Hamluis.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:28 AM

It depends on what OS you need?

 

A simple VM that you can run would be VirtualBox. You should take note: you still need to provide the Virtual Machine with an OS. Therefore, you need to purchase an ISO for the OS you need. Linux is free, but since you're trying to run games, I'm going to assume that you need an older version of Windows (7, Vista, or XP). In that case, you need to purchase a copy with a valid license and use that ISO for your VM.



#3 JohnWJ

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 12:47 PM

I have a hard drive with an older version of windows will that work?


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:18 AM

No, you would need the physical installation media disk. When you set up the software, you will create a new virtual machine. In the virtual machine settings, you would need to provide the .iso so that the VM knows which OS to boot to. You would need to follow the steps outline in this documentation section in order to run it.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:59 AM

Thank you


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