VMware for Windows Vista (Virtual tool)

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HP Pavilion dv5-1002au
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Hi, I have HP PAVILLION DV5 1002AU laptop with windows vista home sp1 operating system at a time of purchasing.now i am trying to install windows server 2003 but my laptop is not supporting any other OS.also drivers are not available on net.customer care also told me that it is not possible to install another OS on this laptop.So is it possible to install another operating system using virtual tool.what is difference between virtual tool & vmware.can i install windows 2003 server with virtual tool or vmware.what are the advantages & disadvantages of virtual tool. how much effiecient this tool. Kindly help me..........

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VMware server or workstation is an application that would run under your Windows Vista OS. It would allow you to install one or more Windows 2003 OSs within the VMware virtual machines. You would still need to have Windows Vista installed.

If Windows Vista can be installed, you should be able to get Windows 2008 server installed. It accepts many of the same drivers as Windows Vista, but there is no guarantee. Why are you trying to install a Server OS on your laptop?

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  • carlosdl
    You could install the new operating system in a virtual machine on VMware Server, Microsoft Virtual Server and even in Microsoft Virtual PC, which are all free.
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  • mnman66
    Don't forget though, any virtual software is going to eat up any resources your base computer/laptop has. Don't expect to be lightning fast on your laptop if you have a virtual server running as well.
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