GZ Visiting Expert Joined Apr 8, 2012 Posts 1,302 Location New Jersey Jan 30, 2013 #1 Upon completion of my PC's backup and fresh installation (Windows 8 Professional) I am going to be setting up a few VM's for testing purposes. On in particular that I am interested in is running the BSOD app and related software in a Windows 7 VM. I plan on using the, included, Hyper-V virtualization software with W8Pro. My question is the feasability of this setup. My reasoning is that I would like to further separate certain functions from my base installation for many reasons. My PC is used for quite a few different things, including Multi-Media server (music stream to other devices in my home), backup of client data and data recovery, program testing, gaming, internet surfing, etc. So I decided to reorganize my PC to use Virtual Machines for many of those purposes... Mostly software testing across multiple platforms. The reason for this thread is to find out if a Virtual machine will work for running the BSOD application and it's dependant programming. The reasons I have are... I can create a VM with the program installed, then create a backup in case the VM gets borked. I can separate user files from personal files. I can run in a "clean" environment that is unaffected by tertiary programs that may be installed. I want experience with VMachines... :grin: If anyone has experience with Hyper-V I would like some input on how to go about setting up the VM, what I should look for and any potential problems I may run into. If, of course, that is possible. This change is not coming for a little while yet, I still have much to do on my PC, as well as take care of in my life, before I can begin... But I am hoping this discussion will yeild some insight into what I am about to get into. Thanks in advance.