If you are running a windows system, it can be difficult to setup several pristine drupal development environments. The simple solution is to install a virtual machine, setup your drupal such that it has no affect on the rest of your system. A better solution is to use a virtual machine workflow system that will allow you to easily create and work with several virtual machines. Vagrant is such a system and in here you will learn how to set it up.

  1. Download VirtualBox from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. Choose “VirtualBox 4.3.20 for Windows hosts x86/amd64”
  2. Follow instructions to install VirtualBox
  3. Download Vagrant from http://www.vagrantup.com/downloads4. Follow instructions to install Vagrant
  4. Restart Computer
  5. Download GIT from http://git-scm.com/download/win