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Derek Read

Reply to: Multiple Installs of XMetal on one computer

You are correct. You cannot install and run multiple versions of XMetaL Author in the same Windows installation. However, you can run one of them inside a virtual machine on the same physical computer.

There are three options I have used myself: VMWare, Windows Virtual PC (Microsoft), and VirtualBox. The first is not generally free (though there is a “player” version that is), the second may be free depending on your licensing agreement with Microsoft, and the last is free. Depending on your licensing agreement with Microsoft you may need an additional license for the copy of Windows you will run inside the VM.

There is also Parallels, but I hesitate to recommend it as I have not personally used it. However, any virtual machine software that can fully support the version of Windows required by your version of XMetaL Author / XMetaL Author Enterprise should be OK.

Each of these has different strategies for copying and pasting between the virtual and host computer, but if configured correctly that action should be fairly painless.

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