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Windows 7: Silly question


28 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
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Silly Question, but what happens if i try and Run virtual PC on Home Premium


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28 Dec 2009   #2
Lee

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

It may or may not run. The new Virtual PC was designed to run only on Win Pro version and above. The only real problem is that you just have to uninstall. Also the new version requires that your system be equipped with the "V" (virtual chip) chip, and it be activated. To activate the chip you have to go into your bios screen (if available). Hope this helps.

You could use Virtual Box (freeware), or download a trail version of VMware Workstation 7 to test which you would like better—Virtual Box or VMware.
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28 Dec 2009   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

How about try Windows Virtual PC 2007? http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en ?
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28 Dec 2009   #4

 

Or better yet, virtualbox.
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30 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Virtual PC is 100% compatible with the operating system you have informed us of. So give it a shot!
Lee, Don't get Virtual PC confused with XP Mode, which does indeed utilize Virtual PC. Yes, XP Mode is only available to Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise - but Virtual PC runs on all flavours of Windows, XP (minus Windows 7 starter edition) and up and is NOT designed to run only on Win Pro version and above.

Reference: System requirements for Windows Virtual PC

The pure difference between XP Mode and Virtual PC is that Virtual PC is software to virtualize microsoft operating systems, like as VMWare Player/Workstation. XP Mode utilizes Virtual PC to run software seamlessly in the native OS for the end-user. So the average user can just double-click a shortcut on the desktop to run their virtual software without the need of manually booting the virtual machine and navigating around in it or simply the basic know-how on how virtualization works Extremely smart imo :P
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30 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd suggest Sun VirtualBox or VMWare Player 3.0.....as both are free, work with Windows 7 and run more OS's than the MS offerings. Plus, compared to XP mode, both of these products are significantly faster.
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03 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Too much confusion....Windows Virtual PC will run on any version of Windows 7 (and is supported). XP Mode as it is called is in fact available to all versions as well. However, you must supply your own licensed copy of Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. (Only Ultimate and Professional, get a licensed copy of Windows XP for download.)
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04 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Too much confusion....Windows Virtual PC will run on any version of Windows 7 (and is supported). XP Mode as it is called is in fact available to all versions as well. However, you must supply your own licensed copy of Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. (Only Ultimate and Professional, get a licensed copy of Windows XP for download.)
Wow, I wasen't aware of that. Thanks for the info!
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