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Windows 7: windows virtual pc slow performance

30 Oct 2009   #1
proland

windows 7 professional
 
 
windows virtual pc slow performance

Hey, I am running windows 7 professional 64bit, I installed windows virtual pc. I have hardware virtualization enabled, install was succesful.
The main problem is I get very slow performance on an vm, even the mouse moves very slow inside the vm it takes me minutes to even click a thing...
I tried all things, dynamic expanding hard drive, fixed size, etc, tried everything is the same issue, even reinstalled win7 to 32bit os and the issue is the same.
The virtual machine has 1 gb of ram assigned and I am trying to install win xp, tried also to install w7 and vista but the same issue accours.
no errors in event log, I have 2 vieo cards, switched them, same issue.
The specs are:

sony vaio vgn-z31xn/b
4gb ddr3
128gb solid state drive
windows 7 professional 64bit edition
intel core 2 P9600 processor

is there anything else to look into ?


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30 Oct 2009   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Check Task Manager and see what is chewing your CPU and Memory. Wit those spec there shouldnt be not issue with VPC. I have half the RAM and it ran fine.
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30 Oct 2009   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Your attempting to run a 64 bit OS in a VM with only 1 gig of ram, just isn't going to function the way you want. Try upping the ram to two gigs. Not saying this will work, however, using Vista 64 in a VM I had to up the ram to 2 gigs, and because my system has 8 gigs of ram I upped it to 4 gigs, it now runs fast and smooth.
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30 Oct 2009   #4
proland

windows 7 professional
 
 

no, im attempting to run an 32bit os in the vm machine.

according to task manager vpc.exe uses 50% of cpu at the install time.
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30 Oct 2009   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

My vpc.exe chew abit of CPU when starting up but then went down to 00 with around 10MB member at idle.

What about what's running on your XPmode?
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30 Oct 2009   #6
proland

windows 7 professional
 
 

I confirm, using 50% when startinga nd then 0% and 10 mb ram, same here.

I do not use xp mode. also I tried vpc 2007 the last one and it acts the same way.
this is very weird
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30 Oct 2009   #7
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi Proland and welcome to the Seven Forums.

Check this out, it gives at least some boost to your VPC. Also change performance settings on virtual machine Windows systems to Adjust for best performance (in XP Mode for instance right click My Computer > Properties > Advance > Performance)

Kari
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30 Oct 2009   #8
proland

windows 7 professional
 
 

thank you kari, seems interesting i start testing right away

also what is very weird is that overall performance is very good, but the mouse just hangs ...
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30 Oct 2009   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by proland View Post
thank you kari, seems interesting i start testing right away

also what is very weird is that overall performance is very good, but the mouse just hangs ...
You have enabled the integration features?

Kari
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30 Oct 2009   #10
proland

windows 7 professional
 
 

nothing works.
performance is still slow, and Yes I did enabled integration features.
is not even usable
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