I need a new laptop. may still be able to Windows 7, but 8 is everywhere.

Started Feb 21, 2013 | Questions thread
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Ho72
Ho72 Senior Member • Posts: 1,727
Re: Do you need Win 7 for anything?

Jim Cockfield wrote:

You could also just install a legal copy of XP (or Win 7) inside of a Virtual Machine in Win 8 using the free Oracle VirtualBox or VMware Player if you need to run something that doesn't work well with Win 8. I have virtual machines setup using both products in Linux, and they both work very nicely for installing other Operating Systems inside of a host OS.

Or he could just use Microsoft's own Client Hyper V, already built into Win8 (but requiring a download and the aforementioned legal copy of the alt. OS).

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