Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Hyper-V VM's on you laptop?

It would be great to run Hyper-V VMs on my laptop, like the new FIM2010 VMDK from Microsoft.
I could run Windows Server 2008 on my laptop and run in Hyper-V natively but a pain in the arse (re-partition and then dual booting). So I have started using VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org) which is free for personal use - runs on Windows XP/Vista/Linux/Mac. It supports both 64-bit and APIC mode.

Once installed VirtualBox can setup and, import the disk and booted the VM.

After boot, installed Guest Additions (just like Enlightment or VMWare tools. You may also get prompted to reactivate Windows.

Enjoy the convenience and simplisity or free.

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