Virtual PC 2007 RTM now available

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NetRyder, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. NetRyder

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    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx
     
  2. GEN3RIC

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    About time..
     
  3. madmatt

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    I guess it is safe to assume that you do not need to uninstall the RC.

    You must uninstall previous releases (Beta 2 or Release Canidate) prior to installing the RTM.
     
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    downloading now.

    Maybe it'll fix the vga support for ubuntu :)
     
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    sorry to be such a noob, but besides compatibility, is there any reason to play with Virtual PC? I got a copy from my school, but I have no idea where to use it, or why to use it. Any good informative website suggestions?
     
  6. madmatt

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    I use Virtual PC as a virtual lab to test software (without installing it on my production box), stay current with XP (now that I am using Vista full time), and to try out new server software.
     
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    anyone knows why is vista home premium not supported?
     
  8. madmatt

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    Because VPC is considered a business product. VPC was never supported for XP Home.
     
  9. LordOfLA

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    beause the license doesn't allow virtualisation.
     
  10. madmatt

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    That's an even better reason.
     
  11. fitz

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    Because virtualization in general is not allowed in the Home/Home Premium license. Technically, i think the EULA license refers to running Home or Home Premium as a guest in a virtual machine.. not 100% sure why they would also not allow Home/Home Premium to RUN virtualization software..

    I think in their "infinite" wisdom, they probably believe that a "home" user would have no need to run a virtual machine. And if you have a need for a "virtual" machine, you are really running a business and should therefor get a "business" edition of the OS.

    What it all really comes down to is microsoft trying to get as much money as they can.. gotta love M$. :)
     
  12. kcnychief

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    Excellent, glad the RTM is here :)
     
  13. NetRyder

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    I've read that it still installs and works fine, but that it just isn't officially supported. It might be misinformation, but you might want to try installing it and see what happens.
     
  14. fitz

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    it will run fine.. it just won't be supported.

    Same thing in that you can install vista home into virtual hardware fine.. it just won't be supported (and you are then violating the license agreement). I don't think there is the same license stipulation in running VirtualPC on Vista Home however.. only if you want to run Vista Home within a virtualPC.
     
  15. Electronic Punk

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    hardwre virtualisation is just an intel thing?
    Box is greyed out on my FX.
     
  16. NetRyder

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    Newer Socket AM2, F and S1 AMD procs also support hardware virtualization (AMD-V "Pacifica").
    Your FX is a S939, right?
     
  17. Electronic Punk

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    Yeah, FX-57 is quite old and Vista keeps telling me I need to upgrade it.
    Trying to hang on for Quadfather :D

    I am still a single core user :p
     
  18. NetRyder

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    Well, my dual-core Opteron doesn't include it either. The Core Duo in my Tablet seems to though, although I haven't tried running VPC on that yet.
     
  19. Electronic Punk

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    Prob won't try it on my laptop, although its quite happily running motion desktop, unlike my desktop!