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Looking to have a virtual machine setup and be able to either install or direct the VM to boot to an install of windows 7, is it possible to do?

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  • Yes it is possible, I have one right now. Can you clarify what do you mean? I may misinterpret your achivement.
    – Liso
    Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 1:50
  • I want the ability to virtualize windows desktop to run within Ubuntu.
    – TLable
    Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 1:51
  • Where can I find out how to do that?
    – TLable
    Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 1:54

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Installing Windows 7 through Virtual machine to run within Ubuntu system is completely possible, I can't see a reason why it wouldn't.

If you unable to do so, it's either a problem with Ubuntu side or VM program side.

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Windows 7 installation screen on Virtualbox, running from 18.04 64Bit

  1. Get a Windows 7 .iso file.
  2. Run through the setup installation of new VMs, in Virtualbox I had to set.
    • Virtual Machine names
    • Amount of RAM
    • (Virtual) Hard Disk space
  3. Load the .iso to your newly created VM.
  4. You're all set.
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    Thank you for that Emmet. Where can I get a windwos .iso. Do I download VirtualBox from an official website?
    – TLable
    Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 2:52
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    Actually I've found the windows .iso, thank you for the link pretty simple I guess but you clearly detailed steps a easy thing for me to do myself. Thank you anyway.
    – TLable
    Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 3:01
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    @TLable Virtualbox can be downloaded from their official site, or sudo apt install virtualbox should suffice, for the .iso I downloaded it from adguard site —found on reddit.
    – Liso
    Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 3:34
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    @TLable If you find it helpful, consider accept this answer by clicking grey checkmark to turn into green checkmark ✅. That would help others too when stumble across your post.
    – Liso
    Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 3:35

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