Linux – How to buy a windows 7 VM

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I'm a Linux user and would like to have a Windows 7 Virtual Machine on KVM.
Microsoft licensing confuses me and I don't want to buy a copy of Windows 7 that won't allow me to install it as a KVM VM.

What version should I buy? How much should I expect to pay for this?

Best Answer

I believe all Windows 7 versions can be installed in virtual machines.

However, there are many limitations of what you're allowed, many more so on server versions than on workstation. If you don't care about the version, and just want one virtual machine, just search for the cheapest offer.

For example, if you have a college email address you may get Win7 for $29.99 here.

If you don't, I believe the best offer at the moment is to be found on the Microsoft Store as a promotion.