Windows 10: What Operating systems are on your virtual machines and why?

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  1.    30 Aug 2014 #21

    Right now I have VMware set up in my Win8.1 OS and in that I have Win7 Pro installed.
    I plan to use that for a fast test of Win9(Threshold) when that comes out in late September.

    Jeff..
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  2.    04 Sep 2014 #22

    I have Windows 8.1 Evaluation Edtion (Enterprise), and I REALLY like it so far.

    I run it in VM Ware, because I can't natively run the x64 build I have on my HP xw8200. Besides, I still prefer Vista x64 Ultimate SP2, and I'm going to run it until support runs out.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       06 Sep 2014 #23

    VmWare:
    Mint 17X64 - Ubuntu 14X64 with Ksh as default
    Windows 7X64 - Windows 8.1 X32 - Windows 8.1 X64
    Windows 10X64 TP
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    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Sep 2014 #24

    Windows 8.1 Pro, to be able to screen record all processes, (restarts, sign out, etc.), but I'd rather dual boot.
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    10 Pro Preview x64
       07 Sep 2014 #25

    VMware Player: OSX mavericks
    Hyper-V: Windows 8.1 x64, LMDE, CentOS 7 minimal (several)
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  6.    07 Sep 2014 #26

    I have 5 Linux systems and Windows 8.1 running under VMware Player. And they are on an external SSD. That way I have to maintain only 1 set of operating systems as I move between different PCs - Very handy.

    With USB3 or eSata there is hardly any performance degradation running from the external SSD. USB2 is slow for booting and shutdown but OK for normal operation. From USB3, my Windows 8.1 boots in 26 seconds as shown in Event 100 of the event viewer. The Linux distros are faster. Example.
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  7.    07 Sep 2014 #27

    Xp sp3
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  8.    11 Sep 2014 #28

    I use VMware Player gonna be installing Vista Enterprise on a VM on Friday/weekend also making video using the VM too.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       11 Sep 2014 #29

    whs said: View Post
    I have 5 Linux systems and Windows 8.1 running under VMware Player. And they are on an external SSD. That way I have to maintain only 1 set of operating systems as I move between different PCs - Very handy.

    With USB3 or eSata there is hardly any performance degradation running from the external SSD. USB2 is slow for booting and shutdown but OK for normal operation. From USB3, my Windows 8.1 boots in 26 seconds as shown in Event 100 of the event viewer. The Linux distros are faster. Example.
    I was updating an "empty" XP VM yesterday.
    It takes ~15 seconds to boot (my installed XP OS takes at least 45 seconds to boot)!

    My other XP VM with my standard software and old games installed takes ~60 seconds.

    My W7 VMs take ~90 seconds to ~150 seconds to boot.

    All of those VMs are on a external HDD (USB 3).
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  10.    13 Sep 2014 #30

    VMWare Workstation, Windows 8.1.1 Core 64 and 32 bit versions. Why? I cook custom images to deploy in a matter of 10ish minutes, a fully configured and update version of Windows 8.1.1 that requires very little input from me. Makes life MUCH more enjoyable.

    It also makes people think I'm a wizard and spend WAY too much time working on their PCs. I don't know if they believe me when I tell them it literally takes me at most 30 minutes to do all this, minus of course backing up their data and restoring it.

    On two other PC's I've set up, those two are running a very very slimmed down and configured and offline 32 bit Windows xp SP3. Why? One is used to keep a Dell AIO printer in service, the other is to run elder software that is meant to run on Windows 3.11 to xp and nothing else. The setup on that PC is pretty awesome as it's so simple to run all of that old software, I still get thanked for that to this day because that was for a friend's grandfather who is a priest and runs those old digital library programs that have all sorts of scriptures he studies daily. And also the fact he apparently isn't very technologically oriented and things like this are WAY over his head beyond this galaxy; him being able to use a new Windows 8 PC and still have everything he needs configured in a way so he can use it proficiently and see everything well, that was a good day.
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