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Before I even try to install Windows 7 RC, will I be able to virtualize Windows server edition there?

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 does not seem to be compatible with w7 (as the installer states it).

Thank you.

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The updated version of Virtual PC that works on Windows 7 (it's still in beta) is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx.

The UI is different... if you have trouble discovering how it works, I cover it in the second half of this post: http://blogs.technet.com/seanearp/archive/2009/05/14/virtual-windows-xp-and-where-did-the-ui-go.aspx.

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Try Sun's Virtual Box instead. I have been using it for a while because it allows Linux installs much more seemlessly as well as windows guests. I have been running windows 7 as a guest in virtual box, and the blog entries claim they now have full support for Windows 7 as both guest and host. And Virtual Box is free. http://www.virtualbox.org/

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