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Is it possible to run Win 7 w/I5-9600 under Linux/VMWare?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Waskel, Apr 2, 2019.

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  1. Waskel

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    I'm planning to upgrade (tho my E8400 has been a workhorse for many years!).
    I plan to move to a I5-9600, Gigabyte z390 AORUS, but I still have Win7 programs I need for work (VPN, term emulator, ect) that may not work with Vine.
    I know Win7 can't be installed as the OS on a gen9 I5, but has anyone tried installing it as a virtual VMWare under Linux (such as Mint)?
     
  2. lunarlander

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    I think Oracle Virtual Box works. Tried it long time ago. And it's free.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, but it's not a question of which virtualization package works under linux, it's whether or not win7 will work properly when virtualized on a 9th gen I5.
     
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    I think VM's present a virtualized CPU for the guest. So since Virtual Box has a preset to set up Win 7 as a guest, then it must work. Takes 20 mins to find out.
     
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