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Windows 7: Any news about Microsoft's virtual pc apps?


25 May 2009   #1
Microsoft MVP

Vista Windows 7 Windows XP
 
 
Any news about Microsoft's virtual pc apps?

I put the Windows 7 Release Candidate as a dual boot with Vista on my laptop, then installed Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode. I was happy to have no problems. Then decided to reinstall Windows 7 as a guest on the Windows 7 host OS, to see how well the new USB connectivity worked, and also to see whether now Microsoft's offering for virtualization supported the neat Aero effects of Windows 7. Great! It did!

You can see the result in this article on my web page (first screenshot):

Windows Virtual Pc: Creating a New Virtual Machine

Now my question: Has anybody found news on whether or not Microsoft plans to a) make Windows Virtual Pc available in the future for XP and Vista? and/or b) update Virtual Pc 2007 so it supports USB and Aero?

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25 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

what do you mean make it available to xp? im using xp with windows 7 in a virtual machine right now.
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26 May 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista Windows 7 Windows XP
 
 

I can run Windows 7 as a virtual machine in a Windows XP host using Virtual Pc 2007, but the new Windows Virtual PC is supposed to be working only with Windows 7 as the host, not Vista or XP as the host.
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26 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

oh... well that'll suck. I hope to get windows 7 as an actual os someday soon. But I dont want it on my main computer (its the only one that can run it) because once the RC or BETA or whatever is over I'll be stuck restarting it every 2 hours
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