Question about virtual PC 2007

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May 6, 2009 at 02:36:10
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.101 GHz / 3069 MB
Hi to all,
I would like to use MS virtual PC 2007 to run legacy software but, unless my understanding is wrong, it is not compatible with Vista Home, only Business and Ultimate editions.
Is this correct ?
Thanks for your inputs.

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#1
May 6, 2009 at 05:38:34
You are partially correct - MS virtual PC 2007 will run only on Vista Business, Viista Ultimate, and Vista Enterprise.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
May 6, 2009 at 06:57:17
Hi XPuser,
I did not mention the Enterprise version, as I am a poor lonesome standalone user...
Thanks for confirming that Vista Home is not appropriate.

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#3
May 6, 2009 at 07:00:18
Get Sun VirtualBox
It works much better than M$
I never have got win98se to work
well on either virtual system but
pretty much everything else works
great on VirtualBox...


T


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#4
May 6, 2009 at 14:19:53
Pretty sure it just complains and you can still load it and use it. Might have been 2004 version.


Virutalbox is a very good choice too.

If you have the newest machine then might consider the virtual pc beta.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#5
May 7, 2009 at 01:45:15
Hi tomast and jefro,
Thank you for your inputs. Yet, I am a bit confused with your messages, maybe my English is not quite OK (sorry, French is my mother tongue).
Should I understand that MS proposes a beta version for vitual PC ? Is it accessible online ?
Thanks for clarifying. Claude

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#6
May 7, 2009 at 02:15:01
hi

m$ virtual pc beta is for windows 7 only according to the download option

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vi...

link to virtualbox as suggested

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Down...

virtualpc2007 got an update allowing usage in vista.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...


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#7
May 7, 2009 at 02:21:15
Hi 1stepbeyond
Thanks for your input. Though, your link confirms that Vista Home remain in the cold and the darkness regarding MS Virtual PC.

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#8
May 7, 2009 at 15:55:03
Try to install it and run it if you want.

Or just say the heck with MS and get Oracle/Sun Virtualbox.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#9
May 7, 2009 at 19:40:28
Dualbooting is another option for your legacy apps dilemma.

Jabbering Idiots: Everywhere You Look!


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#10
May 7, 2009 at 22:37:42
Hi Jefro,
For your info, I tried to install Virtual PC 2007 onto my Vista Home PC. It installs, but informs you from the beginning that the host OS is irrelevant.
Then, when you define a virtual machine, you cannot assign any CD reader to install another OS...
I installed now Sun virtualbox and I hope it works for me.
Thanks for your input.

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#11
May 9, 2009 at 00:19:54
does your cpu need to have virtualisation technology in order to properly run these virtual systems?... not all intel chips have this feature unfortunately.

can anyone recommend the best virtual system for vista premium 64... thanks.

also is it possible to use the virtual system to play old games better suited to XP?


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#12
May 9, 2009 at 01:52:49
Hi zap,
My HP laptop is intel centrino based. I tried to setup an XP machine under Sun VirtualBox... install of XP never went to completion !
Maybe, I'll have more luck with Win 95 or 98 (?).
Thanks for the interest and contribution.

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#13
May 11, 2009 at 09:12:40
Hi to all,
For your info, I could succesfully set up a Win Me (which is crap, as everybody knows) virtual machine after countless stops and errors under Sun Virtualbox.
Yet, the monitor can be set only to 16 colors, which is inadequate regarding the programs I intended to run in this machine... tough tough !!!
Any better experience ?

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