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Is there a virtual machine that will run Windows 7 with Aero enabled?

Is there a virtual machine that will run Windows 7 with Aero enabled?

I've tried Virtual PC 2007, Sun VirtualBox, and VMWare Workstation, and there's always one problem or another. Does anyone know if this is even possible, and if so, what virtual machine supports it?

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Guest [Entry]

I believe Hyper-V runs Windows 7 with Aero.
Guest [Entry]

I know from experience that VMware Player supports Aero, and does it quite well on my machine (which has no hardware-accelerated virtualization support). All you have to do is install VMware Tools inside the guest OS, then change the theme from Basic to Aero manually.
Guest [Entry]

Both VMWare 3.x and Parallels 5.x support Windows 7 With Full Aero experience. Which one does it better will depend on a different number of factors. I suggest you try both “trials” and see what suits you best. In any case, always install fresh machines and remember to install the tools for each. Migration from one VM to another works, but doesn’t achieve the best performance.