student :working on virtual machine clone of windows 7 proffesional x32 bit system. RRS feed

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  • Hi I need to work on a windows 7 professional system as part of my masters in security. I have a cloned copy of a windows which i want to run on oracle virtual box. Activation is proving an issue as I am doing some memory forensics and i am not yet adept at this.... so I dont know what to do because I need to both operate on the machine and stay legit. I tried buying a copy of a windows 7 license from the microsoft license store but I couldnt find a link . Is there anything you guys can do to guide me in this?

    thanks in advance for your assistance!

    ps It is 32 bit system. I need it for approximately two months and then its a throwaway.

    thanks again.

    • Edited by Boldfish Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:52 AM
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:51 AM


  • You need to install a fresh WIndows 7 into the Virtual Machine, and activate it.

    Once you've done that you can fork branches off the main VM to test your theories/software/problems.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:59 PM