Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 final released

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Chubb, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. Chubb

    Chubb Registered Member

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  2. Pedro

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    Thanks, i'm taking a peak. So far, it doesn't ask for my address, phone number, girlfriend's name, etc. like others. Lets see if there's a catch.:p
     
  3. farmerlee

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    Cool! Been using the latest RC and its been running sweet. I can give MS an ultra rare THANKS!
     
  4. Pedro

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    Not for XP Home:
     
  5. Longboard

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    Blecchh. :thumbd:

    Heh: the forced forward migration begins.
    How many XP home users are there ??
    Are we just not cool enough to use VM ??
     
  6. SystemJunkie

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    I tried to install Vista RC1, and it failed.

    I tried to install Win XP Pro and after 53% it failed. Everything of the blue installation screen simply freezed.

    Does this really represent a alternative for VMWare? I really doubt.

    Using VMWare I never had any problems. Virtual PC makes only problems.

    Not to mention the incompatibility with ews88wdm.sys. BSOD and reboot is the consequence.
    After renaming ews..sys finally Virtual PC 2007 started to work but I had to sacrifice my sound for it.
     
  7. FirePost

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    Virtual PC 2004 said it was not for XP Home as well. People used it anyway. That may be the case for this one too.
    Virtual PC 2004 SP1
     
  8. farmerlee

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    Yeah 2004 warned you on install that it wasn't for home but it worked fine on my system with xp home. I don't know about 2007, i'll try it out if i get some spare time or perhaps someone else will.
     
  9. ErikAlbert

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    I'm trying to find a good reason to use it, but I can't find one.
    I don't need more than one OS or emulation.
    Has it another purpose or special usage to do something practical ?
     
  10. Peter2150

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    Several reasons I use it.

    1). I can test something I suspect may not be stable, and not bring my machine down.

    2) I have two large programs, that are messy to install, and remove, and take up lots of space. I installed them in a VM instead

    3) A key one. I can test Imaging software and evaluate the effect on FDISR and the like. VMvare workstation, acts like a real computer including things pertaining to the disk(s).
     
  11. ErikAlbert

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    Thanks. I will think about it and it's free, so it won't hurt my wallet.
     
  12. Peter2150

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    Erik

    Just for your clarification, I am not using Microsoft's VPC, but VMware Workstation.

    Pete

    PS The microsoft program isn't bad for a free play, just I couldn't get the network stuff to work.
     
  13. Legendkiller

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    can anyone tell me how does it help you? i don't know much about it....
     
  14. farmerlee

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    Well i like to experiment with a lot of things and try out new software, with virtual pc i can safely do this without messing up my base system. If something goes wrong i can simply delete all changes and go back to my original virtual system.
    I also use it for web browsing, if i get hit by some malware i can easily go back to my original clean configuration.
     
  15. farmerlee

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    I was getting a little annoyed with virtual pc's slow performance until i realised that i hadn't enabled my systems hardware virtualization support. Now its running beautifully, theres barely any noticeable differences between my real pc and virtual pc.
     
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    @farmerlee

    that is VPC 2007 with XPHome (from your sig) ??

    Regards.
     
  17. Legendkiller

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    ok,fine i got it....i also do a lot of experimenting with softwares...i think it will help...
     
  18. Peter2150

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    In many ways experimenting with software can also be done with a program like FDISR. The biggest difference is two fold.

    1) If I do something that crashes the machine, it is only the VM and I can still work on the host.

    2) I can experiment with stuff that affects the disk drive, like partitioning, backup type software, again with no consequence to the host. This I can't do with FDISR.

    Pete
     
  19. farmerlee

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    Actually at the moment i'm using vpc2007 with windows 2003 and i'm running xp home virtually. It runs pretty damn good, especially if you have hardware virtualiztion support. It is still a bit limited in certain areas but works great for most things.
     
  20. Pedro

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    Also, don't forget, trying another Operating System altogether, without boots, or imaging. You don't leave Windows. It's a program that runs a virtual computer.:thumb:
    I'm using VirtualBox. VMware is better, but you need to enter details, and the best is paid. VirtualBox is just download
     
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    What do u mean by this? Is it specific to Virtual PC?
     
  22. ugc

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    I thought you had to pay for this softwareo_O Is it now free? 30 day trial?
     
  23. Pedro

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    Good question. I wait the answer too. Where does hardware virtualization fit in the pictureo_O

    Freeware. Even though i didn't try it (NOTE), i'd recomend VirtualBox or VMware Server/Player instead. If you go with VMware Player, i suggest http://easyvmx.com/ to build virtual machines (you load the vm's with player and install the os you want), or download an pre-configured vm with an OS - http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/

    I can't say if MS Virtual PC will run anything else other than MS:shifty:
     
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    Hello,

    From the Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Website:
    HTH...
     
  25. Longboard

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    so back to XPhome

    Has anybody launched VPC2007 with XPHome as host?
     
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