Virtual PC emulator to buy free MMO stuff
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Posted 5/14/13
I'm asking this here because I doubt I'll get serious responses on other forums and it's MMO related and I think it will help other members as well.

I have gone WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my entertainment budget for like, the next 6 months. Mostly because things like this exist (I haven't even watched the show!)


So in the "free" MMOs I often play I have no money right now to buy what I want.

I remember back in my college days though I would do "free" offers, such as surveys, and software downloads (all of it adware) to earn game cash for games like Trickster and Pangya. To prevent my computer from becoming corrupted I would install these things into a Virtual PC emulator. If it got out of hand, restore the emulator to factory defaults and start again. I get items I want in a game I enjoy, the game company gets a little money from advertising, the advertisers get to infect me with ads ... for awhile at least, everyone wins. I actually ended up using Netflix for 2 years because of one of those free offers.

My problem is I no longer know of any good Virtual PC emulators and Bing just gets me a bunch of ads for 'get your best PC emulator here' without really knowing which one isn't going to be worse than just downloading all those free adware programs directly onto my OS.

Is there any that any of you use? Any you would recommend? We can also use this thread for discussion of how to best maintain a good Virtual PC program to buy your free MMO goods online.
Posted 5/16/13
I use VirtualBox to run a guest OS quite often, you can get it for free from Oracle at https://www.virtualbox.org/ Hope this helps.
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Posted 5/17/13
That is exactly what I used in my college days. Easy to setup. Works ok. Fantastic.
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