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Running virtual pc 2007

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by christoff_26, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. christoff_26

    christoff_26 New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have recently downloaded virtual pc and i'm struggling to get it started. I've tried releasing the VMadditions iso file into the CD icon on the virtual PC task bar but it still wont work. Just not to sure what I have to do. I'm running XP would I be better off using VM ware?

    Thanks.
     
  2. VantageIsle

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    This walk through should get you going. :biggrin

    http://arcanecode.wordpress.com/2006/09/20/virtual-pc-step-by-step/

    (slightly off topic) I'm actually installing windows 2003 right now using virtual PC.
     
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    You must first install your O/S of choice on the virtual machine (ie server 2003) THEN install the vm additions on your guest O/S.

    The VM additions help with how your mouse pointer works inside and and outside the window of your Virtual machine (without it you have to press the right Alt key to release the pointer from your virtual machine)
     
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  4. Melanie

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    What can I do with a virtual pc?
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    With VMWare/VPC you can run multiple supported operating systems on 1 physical machine provided your PC is powerful enough :)

    What you can do with a virtual PC? You can play around with settings on a virtual PC, tweak settings, play around with networking without affecting your main PC :)

    -Ken
     
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  6. christoff_26

    christoff_26 New Member

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    This walk through should get you going.

    http://arcanecode.wordpress.com/2006...-step-by-step/

    (slightly off topic) I'm actually installing windows 2003 right now using virtual PC.
    Today 02:03 PM


    I've checked out the walkthrough and it says "First, make sure your OS boot / install disk is in your CD/DVD drive. Now make sure your machine is highlighted and click Start."

    My O/S is XP and i'm wanting to install windows 2003, does that mean i need to put my XP install disk in and then it'll run windows 2003?
     
  7. craigie

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    I think I understand what you are trying to say.

    Virtual PC is exactly the same as having one, two, three, four etc PC's physically in your room. They are just inside another PC.

    Imagine having a 'blank' PC sitting in front of you, this is exactly what a Virtual PC is. You need to load the OS as you would do on any 'blank' PC. Therefore, you will need to purchase Windows Server 2003/2008 or use the free trial that comes with the MS Press Books.

    The only difference if you tell the Virtual PC what type of OS you are installing, so it will configure certain elements to meet that particular OS requirements.

    Hope that explains in to you a little more.
     
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  8. christoff_26

    christoff_26 New Member

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    Thanks for all your help.
     

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