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Going to use a VM for SEO, which OS?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by iliketurtlez, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. iliketurtlez

    iliketurtlez Junior Member

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    My SSD space is limited so i need to use an as small windows as possible, is windows XP a suitable OS for this? Is it still capable of running all/most SEO related software?

    If not which OS would you recommend? I was thinking of linux but most seo software is for windows..
     
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    Use win7 or 2008 but as soon as you install turn off updates, system recovery, shadow copy and reduce size of page file.
     
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    Alright thanks, what do you mean by turn off updates?

    Not update at all or manually update? No updates seems very unsafe for SEO..
     
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    I agree with davids. Alternatively you can consider 8.1 or 2012.
     
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    Turn off completely. Updates means disk space.
    For safety just don't install any cracked software and lock down access - ie close all ports except those you need. Restrict RDP to your IP that you access from, via Windows firewall, or change RDP port to 3390. Keep secure password and set lockout after a few incorrect attempts. Then should be safe without updates.

    Yup, I think any os is ok, just keep updates off and reduce space wherever possible.