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Windows 7: More Environments for VPC in WIN7

05 Jun 2009   #1
icenine

Windows 7 X64 Build 7100
 
 
More Environments for VPC in WIN7

Hey all,
I was wondering. Is there a way i can create more environments for VPC? like a different OS other than the XP one that can be downloaded?

Thanks


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05 Jun 2009   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There are many things you can do with VPC, I have XP, Win2k Server and Server2003. Will can only download XP and have to "install" the others, I know other people have gotten other OS to work too.

Check out these areas for more information its all been writen out so I wont repeat it.
Virtualization - Windows 7 Forums
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials

In both places you will find TONS of infomoration and better writen out then what I can do here.
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05 Jun 2009   #3
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icenine View Post
Hey all,
I was wondering. Is there a way i can create more environments for VPC? like a different OS other than the XP one that can be downloaded?

Thanks
Yes, it is possible. If you can bear with me for a short while, I'll respond a bit later with details. I'm at work now and don't have access to a Windows 7 machine.
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05 Jun 2009   #4
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Back at home, and on Prometheus.

Back on topic, to install other operating systems into virtual pc, do the following:
  1. Click the Start Orb
  2. Click "All Programs"
  3. Click "Windows Virtual PC"
  4. Click "Virtual Machines"
  5. Click "Create virtual machine", then follow on-screen instructions.
  6. Right-click the newly created virtual machine to adjust advanced settings
  7. Select the "DVD Drive" option. Either access a physical drive, or mount an ISO image. If you use the physical drive, insert your OS boot install disc into you drive.
  8. Double-click to start the virtual machine
  9. Follow the usual routine for installing an OS
You can get more info by looking at the tutorials Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums=, as suggested by DarkXeno
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05 Jun 2009   #5
icenine

Windows 7 X64 Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Back at home, and on Prometheus.

Back on topic, to install other operating systems into virtual pc, do the following:
  1. Click the Start Orb
  2. Click "All Programs"
  3. Click "Windows Virtual PC"
  4. Click "Virtual Machines"
  5. Click "Create virtual machine", then follow on-screen instructions.
  6. Right-click the newly created virtual machine to adjust advanced settings
  7. Select the "DVD Drive" option. Either access a physical drive, or mount an ISO image. If you use the physical drive, insert your OS boot install disc into you drive.
  8. Double-click to start the virtual machine
  9. Follow the usual routine for installing an OS
You can get more info by looking at the tutorials Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums=, as suggested by DarkXeno
Hey thanks for that.

[strike]When i open up Virtual machines it opens up a folder view. i don't have "create new V machine" option.[/strike]

I don't know how i missed the "Create" option at the top.
/me feels silly
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05 Jun 2009   #6
icenine

Windows 7 X64 Build 7100
 
 

another question.
Does WVPC support 64bit virtual OS? I'm looking around in the options but can't seem to find it. Looks like i gonna have to download the 32-bit version.
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06 Jun 2009   #7
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icenine View Post
another question.
Does WVPC support 64bit virtual OS? I'm looking around in the options but can't seem to find it. Looks like i gonna have to download the 32-bit version.
As far as I know, VPC currently only supports 32-bit operating systems.

One of my favourite new features though is the ability to use USB devices in the virtual environment. I haven't played much with it yet, but I'm hoping I'll be able to use my Canon Lide 20 scanner (for which I cannot get 64-bit drivers) inside Windows XP Mode. I'll be checking this out later today when I get back from work.
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