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 PostPost subject: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Beta        Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:14 am 
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Haven't seen a thread about this yet and was wondering has anybody installed it yet? I can't yet because there is a bug which is stopping you from installing it on XP Home instaed of just warning you.
Is there any UI changes or any other big changes?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:25 am 
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I've downloaded it but haven't installed it yet as I wasn't sure whether it would mess up VPC2004, which I still want to be able to run normally. Can you have two versions installed at the same time, especially as it installs systemwide things like network drivers where a new version might break VPC2004?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:45 am 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:27 am 
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Ah OK then, I'll leave 2007 as I do use VPC and don't want to rely on beta software (I tend to avoid putting beta software on my main setup anyway and keep it inside virtual machines, but of course with this you can't really try it in a VM!).

By the way, Paul Thurrott's got a few screenshots of it up at http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/wi ... _beta1.asp - looks pretty much identical to 2004 to me, except that Vista is listed in the list of OS choices when setting up a VM.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:40 am 
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Ah thanks for the link. Hope they change some of the looks before it goes final.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:34 am 
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i never really likes vpc, i dunno why, i just prefere vmware

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:28 pm 
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I just hope that they'll make a x64 version soon... :?
Also, why don't they just create a program to let us able to access the VHD directly...it's pretty silly that I have to launch the system on that VHD and set up the Virtual Network just to send some files to the host..


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:40 pm 
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vpc take up way toooo much space for my liking. only install it when it is really needed, like playing some old school games :D


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:27 pm 
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I just hope that they'll make a x64 version soon... :?
Also, why don't they just create a program to let us able to access the VHD directly...it's pretty silly that I have to launch the system on that VHD and set up the Virtual Network just to send some files to the host..

Do you mean the ability to have VPC running x64 Windows? Or have a guest x64. Because there is x64 host version.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:22 am 
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Beta Freak wrote:
Do you mean the ability to have VPC running x64 Windows? Or have a guest x64. Because there is x64 host version.


It'll be the best if I can run x64 as guest, of course.
btw, is that x64 host a stable version (not beta?)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:43 am 
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32bit and 64 bit host are both in Beta. (VPC 2007)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:40 am 
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Virtual PC 2007 can be run on an x64 host and on an x64 OS, but it cannot run x64 OSes as of yet, unfortunately...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:13 am 
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VPC 2004 was the best virtual machine software I have used. I haven't installed this new 2007 beta, but I probably will check it out eventually. I've got a ton of VMs on my Windows box. :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:33 pm 
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Can i Download the beta
and where


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:38 pm 
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Register on MS Connect.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:46 pm 
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cool then i must download it


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 PostPost subject: VPC 2007        Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:22 am 
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Were can i find the download to Virtual Pc 2007??

And does anyone know if its good?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:31 am 
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It's available on MS Connect I believe.

Sadly I've not been able to try it yet because it refuses to install on Windows 2003 and I haven't bothered trying to make it work yet.


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I got it working on XP Home by installing in quiet mode. See the feedback on Connect called Allow Support for XP Home then workarounds.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:34 am 
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Did anyone try to install on "unsupported" Vista versions (Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium)? Does it work or does it give an eror message?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:54 am 
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It gives an error and quits the installer but like I said, you can get past it.
They say it will be fixed in a later build.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:50 am 
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I have used both MS Virtual PC and VMware and I must say VMware is far more better than MS Virtual PC


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For mainstream OSes VMware offers its tools for, yes, completely agreed. But VPC is preferred when running more exotic OSes. Comparing the functionality and "experience", VMware wins hands down, it's also my favourite.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:01 am 
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well, VMware is just so much more reliable and small and it can run other OSes than Windows...


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I have found I can give it my full system memory as well and it runs fine, unlike VPC which when I give it all the RAM with even just a 98SE installation it crashes my PC and it reboots.


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