For educational purposes, I would like to repeat what is done in the video, in which a guy shows how the Eternal Blue exploit can be used against Windows 7.
I understand the parts of the video and it only takes 5 minutes to show that it works. But if I understand it correctly, I have to run Windows7 and I do not have it available (I usually use Windows 10 and Linux). Would it make sense to use one of the Microsoft VMs for Windows 7? Https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/ Or how can I make sure I make a version of Windows 7 vulnerable? ? Would it even work to run Win7 in a VM, or does it have to be native and / or host other than the attacker?
Would it be reasonable to try to replicate the demo or would it be too difficult or too time-consuming to set it up if you had a few days to reach it? What other problems can I encounter besides acquiring a version of Windows7 that is actually vulnerable?