Chapter 5Installing Windows on a Virtual Machine

Like a physical server, a virtual machine needs to have an operating system installed to function and run applications. Although there are still dozens of different operating systems that can work on the x86 platform, the bulk of virtualization today is done on the more recent versions of Windows. Understanding how to install Windows and then optimize it for a virtual environment is crucial.

  • Loading windows into a virtual machine
  • Understanding configuration options
  • Optimizing a new virtual machine

Loading Windows into a Virtual Machine

A Windows operating system can be loaded into a virtual machine in a number of ways. In the previous chapter, you saw that during the process of creating a ...

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