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I'd love to be able to do some testing on blank images of a windows 7 machine, and rather than have to set up VirtualBox with Windows 7 and use snapshots etc I thought I might just use EC2 on AWS and spin up a Windows 7 instance.

I can't seem to see where to do this?

Is this possible?

And if not are there similar Virtualisation services online that I can ?

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You will be able to do something similar soon with Amazon WorkSpaces

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Unfortunately you cannot. You can only run specific Windows Server images (2003, 2008, 2012) on Amazon EC2. You can however grow your own Linux versions and run those. I believe the Windows non-server OS limitation is due to licensing agreements with Microsoft.

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