Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:53 AM
Joe, have you ever thought about using XP Mode from inside a Windows 7 machine? It's a free version of XP.
Yes. I have XP Mode installed on my main desktop with Windows Vurtual PC. It was my First experience with VM's -- even before OB. I remember getting some pretty spectacular errors when I tried to run both at the same time
I guess my whole point of this thread was my discovery that (if I have the appropriate SW keys) it's fairly simple to restore from a WHS-V1 backup to a Hyper-V machine. That's pretty neat in my book. I'm sure most everyone else already knew this was doable -- it was news to me that I could actually do it.
I tried it with my Dad's old pc because I had backed it up before formatting it's HD then realized there were a few things I should have gotten off of it first and that's when I thought "hey, this would be a good time to try............."
Now it has me wondering about if I were to install W8 onto my main desktop I could put my old W7 Desktop into a Hyper-V child under W8 on the main desktop or migrate it to my Hyper-V Lab set-up.
WHS-V1: HP EX-487: 4*WD20EARX, Athena AP-MFATX30, 4GB G.Skill, E5200, Stablebit Scanner-|-
WHS-2011: HP N54L G7, Kingston ECC 8GB KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G, OS: 256GB M4, 5*ST3000DM001, WD PCIe USB3, R640L, Stablebit DrivePool & Scanner -|-
Labs: HP N40L, G.Skill 16GB F3-1333C9D-16GAO, Misc HDD's -|- HP N40L, KingstonECC KVR1333D3E9SK2/16G, CorsairGT60GB, 1xVR, Misc HDD's -|-
S2012DC VM Lab: Lian-Li K9WX, Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770, 32GBG.Skill, 240GBCorsairGT, 2xSamsung840Pro256G, 2xVR's, + Misc HDD's-|-
Desktop W8P64: HAF 932,GA-X58A-UD3R,i7-930,12GB,240GB Corsair GS + Misc HDD's,HD5850,Samsung Series9 & 213T+Planar PX2710MW,C920 -|-
HTPC3 W8P64WMC: GD05B, GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3, i5-2500K, 16GB G.Skill, Corsair GTX 240GB, Crucial M4 256GB , C910, Camtasia-|-
Laptop W8P64WMC: Acer 1810T, 4GB RAM, 240GB Corsair GT SSD-|-