Why I recommend to install Windows 7 beta on a virtual PC

Windows 7 is still in beta, hence you should think twice before installing it. 

  • Do not install it on a partition with another OS on it
  • Do not install it on a partition that is currently actively used
  • Be prepared to loose data on your Windows 7 partition
  • Windows 7 beta will expire in August, 2009

Especially XP users should not install Windows 7 beta on their main partition since they do not have the latest drivers, which Vista users already have. Therefore you will have a hard time to update all your drivers. 

VirtualBox allows you to run different OS’s through a software application. This is the easiest way to test Windows 7, by far! It is also the most secure way.

Published: Saturday, January 10th, 2009 Last Modified: June 18, 2009

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