I am running SharePoint Foundation on Windows 7 as a development platform. I have had some problems with web services not working as a data source. I was instructed to work with a server platform instead. How is this done? Can I install Windows Server on the same machine running Windows 7? Will I need to transfer VS 2010 and SharePoint designer to this server environment as well? I don’t have any back up installation media, so if I lose Windows 7, it’s gone. Can I create a virtual drive and install Windows server on it? Thank you for any help with this.