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    Virtual PC 2007

    Microsoft have released the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Jezza on 19-Feb-07 21:03. To add System Requirements)</P> <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35> Thanks Joe


    System Requirements:

    Virtual PC 2007 runs on: Windows Vista
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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    ###WARNING###

    Just thought I would add that if you have created Virtual Servers and PC's in VPC 2004, they cannot be read by VPC 2007 and you will have to recreate them, so there will be licencing issues if you are a sole user
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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    What would a Microsoft release be without some contradictory information. See Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 download which has the same information as you posted. And then see Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 System Requirements which states:

    Host operating system: Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Professional, or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

    NOTE: No mention of Windows Server 2003.

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I am on my XP Pro laptop and I have:

    1) A Win XP Pro
    2) A Win 2K3 Server
    3) A Full Win 2K3 Server with SQL 2000
    4) #3 with a CRM App

    All created in VPC 2004. I installed VPC 2007 (32 Bit) and they wouldn't load <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>. Not the greatest of issues but it would have been nice to see how they may have improved performance.
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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    Here comes an old question that I guess I'll have to try the product to get the answer! I have the "old" 2004 program running on my old computer with several OSs installed. This one doesn't mention Win XP Media Center Edition which I'm now running on THIS computer. I don't know if I fit under the umbrella of XP Pro or not.

    I'll give it a shot and find out...

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    Back so soon! Well, it downloaded and successfully installed, so I guess Win XP MCE qualified as "XP Pro." I haven't yet tried to setup an OS but will do that tomorrow. I like to keep Win98 and Win2000 available for questions asked here in The Lounge and as it is now, I have to go to the other machine.

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    Al,

    Would you or someone else know if you could install Virtual PC, choose to install Win XP, e.g., and then use a True Image backup and restore that image to Virtual PC? <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    I haven't ever tried such a thing, Jeff, but I can't imagine that it could possibly work. The virtual machine is really just a file somewhere on your hard drive. I would think that TI would be expecting to restore to a "real" partition.

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    To be honest, I couldn't image it would work, but I was hoping I was totally wrong. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/crazy2.gif>
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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    This thread Virtual PC 2007 beta and Virtual PC 2004 compariosn says you should be able to use 2004 vhd with 2007 beta. I don't know whether or not it applies to the 2007 release.

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    Tere is no point in doing a True Image/ Ghost Image of the Virtual PC as it is only a large 1 Gb file (approx). I always keep a freshly installed copy, a working copy and a last used copy the VHD/VMD files are effectively back ups. I have tried to install a Ghost image to a VPC and to tell you the truth it is a real faff
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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    He's baaacck! This post is just to let others know about a possible quirk. I'm always embarrassed to admit that I still use Office 2000 for my Excel, Word and PowerPoint needs are basic and very minimal.

    In any case, after successfully installing Virtual PC 2007, I tried to run Word and Excel last night and got the same failure with error message as I did in <post:=626,390>post 626,390</post:>. Removing Virtual PC 2007 (uninstalling via Control Panel) corrected the problem. I guess I'm either going to have to upgrade my Office software or not use any VMs on this computer. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    How weird

    Frankly Al, I have an ethos of, if it ain't broke, don't mend it. You know this as you have an Office package that just the job for you and so why not return to VPC 2004 and enjoy something that does work. My <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> worth
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    Re: Virtual PC 2007

    Either as Jezza recommends, or do as I have done, join the Open Office Org . My home use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is probably as minimal as yours, and this series does cover all of my needs.
    And, yes - I also still have Office 2000 on my system even though I haven't used it in quite a while.
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