WinQSB is a free software that helps you make better business decisions by using various problem-solving techniques. It is widely used in universities and industries for teaching and learning operations research, management science, and decision analysis. However, WinQSB is not compatible with Windows 7 64 bit by default, so you may encounter some difficulties when trying to install it on your computer. In this article, we will show you how to install WinQSB on Windows 7 64 bit using a virtual machine.
What is a Virtual Machine?
A virtual machine (VM) is a software that simulates a computer system within another computer system. It allows you to run different operating systems and applications on the same physical machine without affecting each other. For example, you can run Windows XP on a Windows 7 machine using a VM. This way, you can use older software that is not compatible with newer versions of Windows.
How to Install WinQSB on Windows 7 64 Bit Using a Virtual Machine?
To install WinQSB on Windows 7 64 bit using a VM, you will need two things: a VM software and a Windows XP installation disc or image file. There are many VM software available, such as VirtualBox, VMware, and Microsoft Virtual PC. For this tutorial, we will use Microsoft Virtual PC, which is free and easy to use. You can download it from here. You will also need a Windows XP installation disc or image file, which you can buy or download from the internet.
Once you have downloaded and installed Microsoft Virtual PC, follow these steps to create a VM for Windows XP:
Open Microsoft Virtual PC and click on "Create virtual machine".
Choose a name and location for your VM and click "Next".
Select "Windows XP" as the operating system and click "Next".
Adjust the memory size according to your preference and click "Next".
Select "Create a new virtual hard disk" and click "Next".
Choose a name and location for your virtual hard disk and click "Next".
Click "Finish" to create your VM.
Now you have created a VM for Windows XP, you need to install Windows XP on it. Follow these steps to do so:
Insert your Windows XP installation disc into your CD/DVD drive or mount your Windows XP image file using a virtual drive software.
Select your VM from the list and click on "Start".
Follow the instructions on the screen to install Windows XP on your VM.
Once the installation is complete, restart your VM.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Windows XP on your VM. Now you can install WinQSB on it. Follow these steps to do so:
Download WinQSB from here.
Copy the downloaded file to your VM using the shared folders feature of Microsoft Virtual PC.
Run the file and follow the instructions on the screen to install WinQSB on your VM.
Once the installation is complete, you can launch WinQSB from the start menu or the desktop shortcut.
You have successfully installed WinQSB on Windows 7 64 bit using a VM. You can now use it to solve various business problems using different modules and techniques[^1^] [^2^]. You can also access the applications installed on your VM from your Windows 7 start menu without having to enter the VM[^4^]. Enjoy! 061ffe29dd