Virtual Machines

  • 12 June 2020
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I was trying to install a VM on my shadow pc but whenever I tried to download the ISO file it wouldn’t let me? Is this normal that you cannot use virtual machines on Shadow? 


Best answer by geraldbrent1 12 June 2020, 11:38

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Shadow itself is a virtual machine. Nesting virtual machines comes at a huge performance hit anyway, but to answer your question; yes, you can’t use virtual machines on Shadow because virtualization is disabled.

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I believe it's also excluded in the T&Cs


Depends on what you want, but if you want some lightweight linux, you can use WSL, but beware that WSL2 utilize Hyper-V that doesn't work on Shadow. So just use WSL(1) and you'll be fine.