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Windows 7: Post your questions to the MSFT Virtualization team

28 Jan 2010   #31
James O'Neill

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevlar View Post
Does Virtual PC 2007 support 64 bit operating systems?
I know this is a little late, but yes - Download Windows XP Mode. I'm using it as we speak. Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Yes I know this is the download for XP Mode, but you can also download Virtual PC from there as well since XP Mode uses it. Once you select your OS, the download link will pop up

The bigger question (for those wondering) Is can your PC run Virtual PC? Windows Virtual PC: Configure BIOS
Just be aware we have Virtual PC 2007 and newer better Windows Virtual PC which is based on the same technology. Both have variants for 64 bit host operating systems but they can only support 32 bit guest operating systems.


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28 Jan 2010   #32
Phil Cross

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
1. Would they consider releasing a win9x mode? So instead of XP mode, it could be one for Windows 98 in case anyone needs even older compatibility.

XP mode is made up of Virtual PC and pre-configured Virtual machine. An organization with a Windows 9x requirement could run a 9x VM but it would not have the same integration component support. Our customer feedback suggests this is not a common need. Also, since Windows 9x is out of support we will not be producing anything in this area.

2. Could they add floppy image support.
Yes, it is there in Hyper-V but no in Virtual PC....
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28 Jan 2010   #33
Phil Cross

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
It would seem that we would be able to link virtual pc's together creating a virtual network within our existing hardware based network. is this going to be possible?

Yes this is possible now. You can do 3 things. Create a private network entirely within 1 physical computer or you can create VMs which connect to the network using the network interface card of the host you are running on. With Virtual PC but not with HyperV there is network address translation built into the Virtualisation layer which allows you to connect using the network address of the host computer.

and another, with the rapid advance in cell phone technology when can we expect applications that give us full control over our home or work PC's.
We have Live Mesh which does this already for the home, and you can use Terminal Services with the gateway to get to your work desktop machines from a PC or network over any suitable data connection including 3G. Windows Mobile (Touch Screen Devices) includes a Remote Desktop Client but this does not support the terminal services gateway so requires use of a VPN to connect to machines which are not internet facing.
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28 Jan 2010   #34
Neil Sanderson

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Loki View Post
Is Virtual PC 2007 going to get a Service Pack 2 to support:
  • Windows 7 as a Guest OS?
  • Windows 7 as a Host OS?
Virtual PC 2007 runs on Windows 7, but it doesn't like shared folders when the guest is Windows 7.
Windows Virtual PC is available for free download and supports Windows 7 as the host and Windows XP, Vista or 7 as the guest.

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28 Jan 2010   #35
James O'Neill

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7xpm View Post
Will serial com ports from a pci express card show up and be useable in XP mode?

Testing with 8 port usb to serial unit using "attach device" proved to be problematic and ultimately un-useable.

Thanks
In virtual PC settings you shuld be able map a host physical port through to the Guest - I've just tried this with a bluetooth GPS puck which shows up as COM4 in the host OS so there doesn't seem to be any requirement to be a traditional COM Port.
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28 Jan 2010   #36
James O'Neill

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I would like to mount my host's backup system image vhd-file as a second hard disk in my Virtual PC Vista virtual machine, to be able to extract single files when needed. However, my system image is huge, ATM some 220+ GB, and because of 127B size limit I am not able to this.

Is there a way to use bigger than 127GB virtual disks?

Kari
VHD files themselves have a much bigger size limit
The emulated IDE controller has a maxiumum drive size of 127GB : in virtual *server* you can use a SCSI controller to get round this limit (and you don't have to install VS on a server OS). Hyperv in server 2008 / 2008R2 has removed this limit from the IDE controller.
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28 Jan 2010   #37
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I'm not sure if you've mentioned it yet, but Hyper V does support 64 bit OS guest support.

Question: Windows 7 chose to restart my computer last night after an update (I know there is a registry setting to disable this). I had 2 virtual pc's running. They were both forced to shutdown, it seems to me that when they are sent a kill sequence (pc shutting down) they should go into hibernate instead of shutting down. There were a slew of things I had in development that was a little bit of an annoyance to have to 1. wait for the Virtual PC to fully start up, and 2. restart all of the applications inside of the Virtual PC and hope they were saved. Any future implementation to make this a little more user friendly?
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28 Jan 2010   #38
James O'Neill

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GatoSoft View Post
Hi! ^_^

My questions are:
  1. Why the MIDI synthesizer selector in Audio and Sound Devices is disabled? (by the way: more like "ripped-off" than "disabled" ).
  2. Is there any way to get that option back in the future?
Thank you.
When I tested this on Windows Virtual PC it showed as Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth in Sounds and Audio Devices.
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28 Jan 2010   #39
Edwin Yuen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
I'm not sure if you've mentioned it yet, but Hyper V does support 64 bit OS guest support.

Question: Windows 7 chose to restart my computer last night after an update (I know there is a registry setting to disable this). I had 2 virtual pc's running. They were both forced to shutdown, it seems to me that when they are sent a kill sequence (pc shutting down) they should go into hibernate instead of shutting down. There were a slew of things I had in development that was a little bit of an annoyance to have to 1. wait for the Virtual PC to fully start up, and 2. restart all of the applications inside of the Virtual PC and hope they were saved. Any future implementation to make this a little more user friendly?
We have this feature in Hyper-V but not in the current version of Windows Virtual PC. I will pass the feedback on about this though.
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28 Jan 2010   #40
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Second Virtual PC problem, when I right click on a large set of data off of a network location and hit copy in the host machine and if I right click later in the guest machine it automatically starts to copy that data into a temp folder somewhere as if I want to copy the data into the virtual machine. This can be super annoying since I'm often moving files or sets of files between 400 Mb and 12 Gb. Especially annoying since if you hit cancel it just restarts copying the files to the temp location...
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