Windows Virtual PC (anyone running this?)

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  1. acr1965

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    Works well
     
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    Is it similar to programs like Returnil or Bufferzone? I guess I'm asking if this Virtual PC can be used for everyday computer use and internet browsing or is it more for testing purposes? Does the Virtual PC have options where program updates, bookmarks, downloads, etc can be saved or is everything lost at reboot?

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    You can use it for everyday purposes just like the current machine. There is an option to revert changes or keep it all.
     
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    As I understand it, it's more like VirtualBox, where you can install another OS, apps, etc. But then again, I could be wrong!
     
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    I installed it now have to reboot. For an MS install it seemed fairly small. We'll see what happens after reboot.
     
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    I find this the least desirable way to run an alternate OS on Windows. It was created mainly for supporting the running of legacy XP apps on Windows 7, but I would rather run VirtualBox (free) or VMWare (Paid) as they have greater capabilities.
     
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    Agree, hasn't been updated since 2007 (and that was for W7 compatibility, no new features) 16 bit color, clear type, fonts look washed out (to me), no 2D,3D if that matters to you.
    If you have legacy apps that need XP it's workable, runs quite light.

    YMMV
     
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    That works well for me.
     
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    Agreed. Perhaps the only reason to use it is it includes an XP license (for Win7 Pro & Ultimate users). I don't know if you can use the license in a different environment such as Virtualbox.
     
  11. andyman35

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    It serves a purpose,but IMO Virtualbox offers so much more functionality that there's no contest.
     
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    Running VPC 2007 on my XP laptop, not bad for my daily use.
     
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