I’ve been a long-time lover of using virtual machines to help me test software and OS’s.
Windows 7 is no different.
Granted, some folks like to live “live” and Dual Boot Windows 7 with XP or Vista, but that isn’t quite my taste (or daring).
While it wasn’t a problem for me to load and install W7 in a virtual machine, some folks might have some issues and be longing from the sidelines to play with W7 while others dual-boot.
So I scoured the Tubes and found the following awesome posts that provide amazingly clear walkthroughs on doing just that, installing Windows 7 in four different virtual-machine platforms.
- VirtualPC 2007 - Brian Keller: Technical Evangelist for Team System : Installing the Windows 7 Beta with Virtual PC 2007 SP1
- VirtualBox - Windows 7 on VirtualBox - The Fat Bloke Sings blog
- VMware Player - How to Install Windows 7 on Windows XP & Vista Using VMware Player, A Complete Guide - BlogsDNA
- Parallels - Install the Windows 7 Beta in Parallels 4 - LockerNerd