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Windows 7: Windows Virtual PC

24 Oct 2009   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A little while ago I made a little tutorial on how to install Win7 (or any other OS) in vBox (and virtual PC). It may come in handy. I recommend vBox - it is really great. Allocate 1GB of Ram for the virtual partition and 25 to 40GB of disk space (depending how much you want to do with that system). If you have 3 or 4 GB of RAM, you won't even notice an impact on the host system. And the beauty is that you can switch between the 2 systems with 1 click.

Tutorial: How to install Windows7 in a Virtual Partition How-To Geek Forums


This is my Win7 running "on top" of your post - LoL. And as I said, one click and it was there.




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24 Oct 2009   #12
stew2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt140 View Post
Even if we can't run XP mode, we should still be allowed to download Virtual PC....
Yes you definately should but honestly virtualbox is way better anyway.
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24 Oct 2009   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt140 View Post
Even if we can't run XP mode, we should still be allowed to download Virtual PC....
you can ....


Download details: Virtual PC 2007
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24 Oct 2009   #14
stew2

 

Thats the old version of virtual PC. It doesnt support usb sticks etc....
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24 Oct 2009   #15
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The latest version of Virtual PC is available for download ...

Download details: Windows Virtual PC


This is the one that works with XP mode, which is not included

Requirements state Windows 7 as the only OS requirements
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24 Oct 2009   #16
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The latest version of Virtual PC is available for download ...

Download details: Windows Virtual PC


This is the one that works with XP mode, which is not included

Requirements state Windows 7 as the only OS requirements
That's true! it says clearly Home is enough. Amazing how different information Microsoft gives, this is what you get if you try to download XP Mode:

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24 Oct 2009   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Kari,

It looks as if the actual virtual PC is available to all versions but just the XP mode is limited. Most people will arrive at the download page for XP made and Virtual PC, which kicks you out if you do not qualify for both.

I got to this page through a direct link I received from Microsoft, so I assume it's genuine and the requirements are correct, But you never quite know with Microsoft.
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24 Oct 2009   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I ran VPC on Home Premium. Had all kinds of problems. That's why I switched to vBox.
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24 Oct 2009   #19
HexDSL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (Full)
 
 

i just installed VBox and have now finished installing service packs on my virtual XP install.

i cant really see what XP-MODE would offer me over the 'seamless' mode that VBox has.

also guys, you think virtual install's need anti-virus?
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24 Oct 2009   #20
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HexDSL View Post
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also guys, you think virtual install's need anti-virus?
Virtual machine acts and works like an independent computer with a separate MAC and IP address. Host computers firewall and AV-protection don't cover virtual machine. It needs it's own protection.

Kari
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