Quote: Originally Posted by Shawn1995
So If I download virtual PC, what can I put on it? Is it possible to add Windows 98/00/Me on it?
With all virtual machines, integration with the host and the network is important. For this purpose all major virtualization applications offer a set of tools. In Microsoft Virtual PC these tools are called Integration Components
, in Oracle VirtualBox Guest Additions
, and in VMware you have VMware Tools
Microsoft Virtual PC Integration Components only work with XP, Vista and Seven, with all editions and versions of these three OS. However, if you want to use Virtual PC virtual applications, launch a program installed in a Virtual PC virtual machine directly from your host's Start Menu, this is only supported if the guest OS is XP SP3, Vista Ultimate or Enterprise and Seven Ultimate or Enterprise.
So if you have for instance an XP install media, CD/DVD or ISO, you can create a new Virtual PC virtual machine and install a guest OS from that install media. The result is a working XP virtual machine; if it is XP SP2 or less, you can use applications installed on it only by launching the vm and then launching the app from vm. If you have installed XP SP3, or you update the XP SP2 or earlier vm to SP3, and you enable integration, you can then launch apps installed on this vm from your host's (Seven) Start Menu.
VirtualBox Guest Additions work with Linux, Unix and Windows 2000 or later, VMware Tools also offer support for older Windows versions, Windows 95 or later, as well as for Linux and Unix vm's.
I use Virtual PC for my XP, Vista and Seven virtual machines, VirtualBox for Linux and Unix vm's, and VMware Player for pre-XP Windows vm's. Please notice this is my personal opinion, based on my own experience. Other members might recommend something else