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Offline nanajana

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Virtual Machines
« on: January 07, 2014, 09:13:41 PM »
I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this question or not but does anyone know of any software that runs a virtual machine without a full blown copy of windows operating system.  I have student copies but not full copies of windows.

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 09:43:05 PM »
As long as the student copy can be used to install windows, you could use any vm.

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 04:29:34 AM »
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As long as the student copy can be used to install windows, you could use any vm.

Therein lies the problem, the student copy can't be used to install windows so I'm guessing I'm out of luck since I don't have the full blown copies.

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 09:32:22 AM »
Have a look at something like Ebay and get a full installation cd/dvd.

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 02:55:06 PM »
Great idea, I will check it out.  I have never used this site & pretty much know nothing about how it works, so would it be a genuine copy.

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 03:43:27 PM »
Another idea that came to my mind and will cost you nothing is using Linux.

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 09:15:53 PM »
Hi,

I may have another idea. I don't know if this is considered Pirating. However, if used once I don't think there will be an issue.

You can download free programs like disk2vhd. This copies all file off the harddrive it's running off of. So say you have 1 drive w/ your OS and documents, it'd copy anything and save it as .vhd. It makes it so the Virtual Machine can boot into Windows w/ your files. Very handy for scamming the scammers. Hehehe.

A video explaining it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF8GtaEXZc4

If you're looking for a clean copy of windows to run the programs, then I have no clue where to get a full version other then something like Future Shop.
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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 10:07:00 PM »
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Another idea that came to my mind and will cost you nothing is using Linux.

I don't know much about Linux but would I run it in conjunction with Windows.  Would I use IE as my browser.  The reason I'm trying to do is because I want an earlier version of Windows, I have 8.1 and more importantly I want an earlier version of IE, preferably IE9 rather than IE11 which is what I have.  I need this to work in a specific program that has compatibility issues with IE11 & Win 8.1.  So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

i'm going to be MIA for a week though so will check in when I get back.

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014, 12:15:20 AM »
You also do not know much about windows ;)
If the application is not mend for W8, run it in compatible mode.

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 12:37:31 AM »
Sorry i must chime in here.
Im finding the arrogance and attitude of the so-called "avangelist" in this thread very disturbing.Instead of being critical of other peoples abilities,why not offer some useful advice.

If i were the original poster i would have dumped this thread a long while ago.
I have been reading several other threads involving "eddy the avangelist" and it always falls down to personal criticism.
Can we all see the common denominator here..?

These forums need a form of "chief whip" to keep these so-called avangelists in order.

That is all.

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 12:43:26 AM »
I may be reading it wrong but I thought I was reading a mutual conversation with some attempt at humour. ;)

Edit: typo
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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 02:01:43 AM »
I may be reading it wrong but I thought I was reading a mutual conversation with some attempt at humour. ;)

Edit: typo

You're reading like me, schmidthouse.  ;)

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 04:11:15 AM »
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If i were the original poster i would have dumped this thread a long while ago.

I am just trying to get some help with this issue and am grateful for whatever help comes my way. 

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If the application is not mend for W8, run it in compatible mode.

I did try that, I have the website selected to run in compatibility mode, doesn't work!  Also when running Win8 I would go into developer tools, set it to IE9 and it worked.  I don't have that option in Win 8.1 or if I do I don't know where to find it.

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 08:38:51 AM »
And the application/website only works in IE, not in any other browser?

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Re: Virtual Machines
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2014, 09:22:24 AM »
Also when running Win8 I would go into developer tools, set it to IE9 and it worked.  I don't have that option in Win 8.1 or if I do I don't know where to find it.
F12 Developer tools are still in 8.1 via the tools icon at the top right of your IE browser.

See pic, use the document mode drop down
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