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Windows 7: Ms virtual pc only does 32 bit os?

10 Apr 2011   #11
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Virtual PC also will only allow Windows as the Guest OS which makes it less useful.
Simply not true.

The Virtual PC Integration features only work with Windows XP, Vista and Seven guest systems. However, there's nothing preventing user to install for instance Linux on Virtual PC. Here's an example.

Kari
OK, make that "only SUPPORTS XP, Vista and Win 7 as guest OSes." If you install any other OS, you're on your own. VMWare and VirtualBox openly support other OSes.


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11 Apr 2011   #12
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Does that include win 2000, 98, 95?

Just wondering can vm ware or vbox support 16 bit os such as ms dos?

I know these are old but hey i have a lot of old programs that i love that they haven't converted to win 7 compatible yet lol

Thanks
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11 Apr 2011   #13
Kari

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When using a virtual machine, integration with host system is essential. Mouse and keyboard capture, cross OS copy & paste, networking and so on, it simply is much easier to get guest OS to work for you when integration components are installed and enabled.

Microsoft Virtual PC Integration Components only support and can be installed on XP, Vista and Seven virtual machines. In VirtualBox these components are called Guest Additions, and can be installed and enabled on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Seven, Linux and Unix virtual machines. VMware is the best choice when using pre-Win2000 OS's, the VMware Tools support and can be installed on Windows 95 and later, Linux and Unix virtual machines.

However, the integration components must not be installed to be able to use a virtual machine. You can for instance install MS-DOS or Windows 1, 2 and 3 editions to a vm using VMware or VirtualBox although integration components (VirtualBox Guest Additions or VMware Tools) are not supported and can not be installed.

You can also download hundreds of free vm's with pre-installed operating systems; no need to install yourself, just download a virtual hard disk and use it. Here's a list of free VirtualBox vm's: http://virtualboximages.com/Free.Vir....VDI.Downloads

Kari
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11 Apr 2011   #14
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey guys thanks for all of your answers

By the sound of it sounds like i will go with Virtual box thanks

I am grateful for all the quick responses

thanks for all of your help
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11 Apr 2011   #15
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey there was somthing called freedos in your list kari cool

I see playing old dos warcraft in my future

Thanks again evryone i am grateful
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11 Apr 2011   #16
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You are welcome.

Kari
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