Virtual PC 2007 Installation Sequence

Virtual PC 2007 Installation Sequence

Summary: We take a quick peek at the entire installation sequence for Microsoft's Virtual PC 2007.

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  • Even though it really isn't bare metal, this screen is sort of the same thing as installing memory modules onto a motherboard. They're just virtual memory modules. But, as long as your virutal machine is active, you can expect your available RAM to be depleted by whatever your virtual machine is set to take (in the case of our VM for Windows XP, 512MB). When you shut the VM down, you reclaim that memory. This is one reason we maxed the memory out in the Thinkpad X60 Tablet we're using for Virtual PC testing.

    For David Berlind's write-up on The Virtual PC 2007 Installation Sequence, see his post in ZDNet's TestBed blog.
  • Next, Virtual PC 2007's new virtual machine wizard gives you the opportunity to create a new virtual hard drive, or pick from one that's already in existence (the equivalent of taking a hard drive out of one machine and putting it into another).

    For David Berlind's write-up on The Virtual PC 2007 Installation Sequence, see his post in ZDNet's TestBed blog.
  • Virtual hard drives in Virtual PC 2007 get the "VHD" extension. VMC's (the virtual machines themselves) can be associated with up to two VHDs. Here, we named the VHD file and set it's size. Even though it indicates a size of 65GB, that's not the size we picked. We went with 12GBs.

    For David Berlind's write-up on The Virtual PC 2007 Installation Sequence, see his post in ZDNet's TestBed blog.
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Topics: Windows, Virtualization, Tablets, Storage, Operating Systems, Mobility, Microsoft, Lenovo, Hardware, Browser

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  • Ahh, so this is the equivalent of

    running Classic (OS9) applications in OSX. And it's free but not a default installation
    with Vista?

    In Mac, once you clicked on an OS 9 application, Classic started immediately. This
    looks a little complicated, naming a 'machine' and stuff like that.

    Well, have fun Vista folks. At least you can still run your programmes that aren't
    Vista-ble yet which is a good thing.
    mlindl
    • I guess

      I guess you don't really know what is going on here...
      Qbt
  • RE: Picking the OS (Virtual PC 2007 Installation Sequence)

    Hello
    Everything went nice. But one problem.
    The mouse tracking does not work well.
    If you click inside the virtual PC window, the mouse remains there. No way to get it out from the window. Microsoft had some instructions on installing some software but it never worked. Any idea ?
    hey_man