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Old 01-05-2008, 03:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering if theres any good sites for simulating Vista and other OS's. Basically I would like to see what others see if I'm trying to help them with a Vista computer over the phone.
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Default Re: Any good sites for Operating system simulators (especially Vista)?

So do you want to connect to them or jsut run the software in a virtual machine?
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Even with vmware and other virtual machines, you have to have a copy of Vista to install into it. You won't find any free simulator, unless you're into getting pirated copies of OS's.
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Even with vmware and other virtual machines, you have to have a copy of Vista to install into it. You won't find any free simulator, unless you're into getting pirated copies of OS's.
huh?

vmware gave me a free copy.
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huh?

vmware gave me a free copy.
They may have given you a free copy of the vmware virtual machine, but they didn't give you a free copy of Vista to install in the virtual machine. There are places you can get Vista images to run in vmware, but it's illegal.

I didn't mean you won't find any free VMs; I meant you won't find any free Vista simulator without having a copy of Vista.
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They may have given you a free copy of the vmware virtual machine, but they didn't give you a free copy of Vista to install in the virtual machine. There are places you can get Vista images to run in vmware, but it's illegal.

I didn't mean you won't find any free VMs; I meant you won't find any free Vista simulator without having a copy of Vista.
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Is there a site with screen shots? I seem to remember when xp came out there were sites for just this purpose...
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Google Image has a screenshot for every part of Vista. Still wont help you understand how ti works....
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What I'm looking for is just interactive pictures on a website. I already use this site Windows Vista / Desktop (ModemHelp) but it likes to lock up and run slow.
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