I have a Windows 7 machine and I would like to make a virtual machine with Windows Server 2008 (and probably Windows Server 8 if possible) on it. The problem is that the Virual PC 2007 does not support Windows 7 as a host and Windows Virtual PC does not support Windows Server as a guest.
So what are my options here? I am a student and have access to free MS stuff in Dream Spark. Obviously I do not want to invest money in such a software and will prefer if the product is from MS.
For instance I know that Hyper-V exists as a standalone product, but I suppose it is still some sort of a server OS. However if I install it (or the whole Windows Server) will it be possible to host Windows 8 and Windows Server 8?
(Just to make it clear - I do not have the option to add another partition on my HDD:
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- System Reserved
- Extended partition with logical partitions )