[SOLVED] Safest way to create a completely isolated VM for questionable software testing?

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USAFRet

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Will the hard drive die if I keep reinstalling the OS on a regular basis?
No.
But if it does, that's just the cost of doing business, and what warranties are for.

And by 'reimage', I didn't mean actually installing a new OS every time.
Rather...do a baseline install, and then create a full drive image of that. Saved somewhere else, like an external drive. You could save multiple configurations, all easily applied to the drive.
When needed, reapply that Image, bringing the system back to the same original condition.
 
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RLarcosPES2

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We are talking about a very old hard drive about 13-14 years old. But since I have a bunch of similarly old hard drives I'll just go for broke and give it a try. I don't really have nothing to lose.

Thank you all for your answers, I got all the answers I needed! Great community on this website!
 

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