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Running Virtual PC

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by blanch, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. blanch

    blanch Bit Poster

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    Hi All,

    Just a quick question, i'm going to be running Virtual PC very soon as i'm just starting the 70-290 and i'm wondering if i do through RAM at my current machine will it suffice? I'll be setting up the lab shown in the sticky at the top of this

    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2,17 GHz
    RAM: Will have 4gb
    HDD: 80gb spare, ide running at 7200rpm
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon (old) 512mb

    I don't use the machine much, apart from for MS Office & surfing the net - no gaming.

    Things are tight at the minute so i really need to keep costs down to a minimum, and don't really want to buy a new machine just to run Virtual PC.

    Thanks,
    David
     
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    You should be fine, I would limit your lab to a Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2 and XP Pro connecting into this.

    Set the VP to give 512MB each to the Server and XP.

    I would advise using XP as the platform on your own Desktop to run the VP's.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  3. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Yep! agree with what Craig says as I would have advice the same method.
     
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    Exactly what I've just set up and for the same exam ! :biggrin
     
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  5. blanch

    blanch Bit Poster

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    Thats great - exactly what i wanted to hear!

    I'm already running XP on my desktop so there'll be no change there.

    Thanks guys, just need to find some RAM now!
     
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