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Windows 7: My Virtual PC is slow

30 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
My Virtual PC is slow

i have the same problem.
but i've checked if i use the xp mode, it works fine, cpu is at 3Ghz.
just another vpc i've created have the problem, cpu become 6Mhz.
Any idea why?
Thanks

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31 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How much is your RAM? How many RAM did you allocate for that virtual machine?
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13 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

i've allocated 2048 ram to the vpc. I've tried move the same vpc to my another notebook, and it works well.
The problem just happen on my desktop, my desktop is AMD phenom x6 1055t, 8G Ram, host os: windows 7 ultimate, I've tried install XP mode and it works well, only other VPC runs very slow and the processor appear become 6Mhz on VPC. Please help, thanks.
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04 Dec 2011   #4

Win 7 Ulitimate x64 - Signature Edition
 
 

Did you enable Integration Features?
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09 Dec 2011   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
xp mode runs like a "one legged dog on a perfectly smooth icepond" -- even a lake of thick molasses would run faster.

If you really need XP it's best to use software "fit for purpose" lkle VBOX or vmware with a complete XP install --although of course here you lose the "Free" XP you get with XP mode.

However IF you have an old XP install disc anywhere (has to be retail --OEM one won't work) then install an XP VM from scratch under vmware / vbox.

Both sets of software Do now support a reasonable amount of desktop integration including print support --not quite as much as XP but does it really matter.

The latest version of vmware software supports 3-D, DVD playing support and you can run your VM in the background.

Performance wise on the machine you've got you'd get about 95% Native speed too.

XP mode is a real dog --was only introduced as a sort of half measure to assist in Windows 7 migration -- however my experience has been if you really need to run legacy apps and hardware (I do quite a bit) then only a proper XP VM will do.

Also you can shut it down when you don't need it -- less load on the system too.

Cheers
jimbo
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09 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What OS is installed on the 6Mhz VPC?
I have the same problem, XP Mode works great but I have 32bit Windows 7 on another VPC and it shows 6Mhz like yours and runs slow as. From the small amount of research I did I came to the conclusion the 6Mhz means nothing and it was the lack of performance of my host PC (see my system specs), but after reading your post #3 I may have been a bit hasty in my conclusion so I hope someone can help you and me.
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