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A Microsoft program to virtualize another operating system within Windows.

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What version of Virtual PC do I have?

How do I find the version number of Virtual PC that I'm running? For example, launching Virtual PC, goes to a folder of virtual machines, but there is no About menu item for Virtual PC itself. ...
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Error trying to install guest operating system on virtual pc

I'm on Windows 7 and am trying to install another instance of Windows 7 into a virtual PC virtual machine. The instructions say to put the Windows 7 install disc in the DVD drive and then startup the ...
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Full 3D on a VPC

Ok, this might be a really specific question but, I'm running Ubuntu and I need to do some programming work in Windows. I installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu and loaded an XP image. When I run the ...
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How do I virtualise my running HDD?

How can I create a VPC copy of my current HDD installation? I want an easily restorable 'play' area to try and solve an installation problem.
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Virtual PC ESC and TAB no longer working

I'm running WinXP in VirtualPC on Windows 7 and the ESC and TAB buttons are no longer working. Has anyone had this problem before?
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Unity mode in VirtualPC?

As I read from this Q, there's an option in VMWare that allows dragging windows outside the VMWare environment. Great feature. But how about Microsoft Virtual PC? Does it also offer something like ...
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Install OpenSUSE 11.1 on VM in Windows 7 Virtual PC

I setup a new VHD with Windows 7 Virtual PC RTM with 1GB Ram and booted up from the OpenSUSE 11.1 32-bit Installation disk. The install went fine without issue. However, since the virtual machine was ...
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Windows 7 XP Mode disable time sync

So I've tried the trick from Virtual PC 2007, adding the following section to the vmc configuration file: <components> <host_time_sync> <enabled ...
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Why does just using Virtual PC under Vista enable keyboard shortcuts?

I'm seeing a really weird issue under Vista SP2 with Virtual PC. I'm trying to use an XP SP3 image to do some IE6 compatibility testing, but everytime I start up the virtual machine, the keys on my ...
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Can I sysprep a Windows 7 VHD without any virtualization technology?

I booted from a VHD on my laptop and hoped to sysprep this image, but it didn't let me do it. I got a fatal error during the process. I used the following command: sysprep /generalize /shutdown. My ...
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How do I convert a .vhd disk image to work with VMWare Fusion 2?

I’ve just installed VMWare Fusion 2 on my Mac. Microsoft makes available some Virtual PC disk images containing different versions of IE, so that us humble web developers can test our code on them: ...
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Run a Virtual machine in Windows 7 Virtual PC at background

I'd like to run a windows server 2008 in Virtual PC on my windows 7 machine. It seems like I can either turn on the vm with its screen on, or turn it off/hibernate. Is it possible to make it run at ...
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Windows 7 Virtual PC will not start and just stays powered down - No errors, or event logs

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate edition and the latest versions of Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode available here. Every time I attempt to start Windows XP Mode, the setup starts, I accept the licence ...
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Intel CPU: Core 2 Duo vs. Xeon Dual Core. Which is faster?

Xeon: Dual Core Intel Xeon W3503 2.40 GHz, 4M L3, 4.8GT/s Intel® Core2 Duo E8400 (6MB, 3.0 GHz, 1333FSB), USES: Virtual PC (and doing software development within Virtual PC) A little bit of video ...
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What's better a better VM app: VMWare, Parallels or Virtual PC [closed]

From a Windows developer's perspective, which VM application is the best? Why?
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Creating Virtual Machine From folders

I am trying to create a Windows 2003 VM using MS Virtual PC 2007. My host machine is a Windows Vista. I have my dump of Windows 2003 from a CD on a folder on my host PC. How will I be able to make ...
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Convert VMware VM to Virtual PC in Windows 7

I have an existing virtual machine which runs fine in VMware Player under Windows 7 until I attempt to run something else in Virtual PC. Is there a way to easily convert my existing virtual machine ...
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VMWare vs VirtualBox …what I should use [closed]

what I should using to work with linux on windows ... I don't know ! ... but I tried VirtualBox and VmWare what's the differents and which are the feutures
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Aero for Windows 7 Running in Virtual PC

How do I get Windows 7 running in a Virtual PC on Vista to display Aero? My Virtual PC version is 6.0.192.0.
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Problem with Windows Server 2008 VHD on Virtual PC2007

I'm trying to get WindowsServer2008 up and running on VirtualPC 2007 on my Vista 64 bit. I've downloaded Windows Server 2008 VHD from the MSFT site WindowsServer instance never comes up. I see a ...
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How to mount a VHD which is on an external USB hard drive

I have Virtual PC 2007 and I have a VHD on my external harddrive. The vhd is from a complete Vista omputer backup. When I follow the wizard it gives me two options both relating to compacting the ...
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Move an existing XP install into VMWare or Virtual PC

I have a computer that has a bunch of things on it that are pretty legacy. It's an old machine, but getting everything on it set up properly on another computer could take weeks, if it's even possible ...
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Windows Virtual PC RC: running VPC 2007 images

Simple question: Can Windows Virtual PC for Windows 7 run VPC 2007 images?
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Windows Server 2003 VHD - Evaluation expired message on a fresh installation

I'm running into a strange issue with Windows Server 2003 VHD. I downloaded and installed the VHD on my work machine. After bringing up the Virtual PC instance, I saw the message "30 day evaluation ...
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Can Windows Virtual PC run a 64-bit OS?

I'm running Windows Virtual PC (RC) on a Windows 7 (RTM) 64-bit host. When I create a new virtual machine an try to install 64-bit Windows 7 on that VM, I get "this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit ...
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What is the host key of Windows 7 Virtual PC and where can you change it?

Does anyone know which key is the host key of Windows 7 Virtual PC and where I could change it to a different one? Before Windows 7 the host key was changed in the option menu of Virtual PC but the ...
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Can I install windows 7 x64 in a VPC where the host is vista x86?

Before I waste my time trying is this possible? If not, i'll just install win 7 x86 on the VPC.
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Can you install Ubuntu Server in a Windows PC VM on Windows 7?

I am running Windows 7 64-bit. I've installed Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode successfully. Next, I downloaded Ubuntu Server 9.04 32-bit. I created a new virtual machine with a dynamically ...
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Trying to open a virtual pc file from my windows xp drive, says wrong version

On my new windows 7 computer, I just downloaded virtual pc. Now I am accessing my older computers hard drive where I had virtualPC's on there, and when trying to run the vm it says its the wrong ...
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Is this special windows 7 XP mode different from a standard Virtual PC install?

Concerning this: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx Is this any different than me downloading Virtual PC and then just manually installing XP? I am confused, is this just ...
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Windows 7 - How to move Virtual XP to a new Installation (RC - RTM)

I recently wiped my Win 7 Release Candidate and repaved with the RTM installation, like you're supposed to. Of course the old Virtual XP VHD etc won't run on the new RTM installation, citing a "One ...
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Is it possible to have 64 bit guest OSes run in Virtual PC RC on Windows 7?

Is it possible to have 64 bit guest OSes run in Virtual PC RC on Windows 7? I tried to install a Windows 7x64 Ultimate guest in Virtual PC, on a host PC running Windows 7x64, but got the following ...
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Can I test windows 7 on a virtual PC?

Is there anywhere to download windows 7 to test on a virtual PC? I have Windows XP now and I don't want to install the upgrade yet but wanted to just play around.
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Windows update keeps installing the same update

Looking through my Microsoft Update log, for the past three weeks, the same update has been downloading and successfully installed by windows updater. The update is Security Update for Microsoft ...
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Remoting into my VM?

I am currently trying to remote desktop from my local machine into my Virtual PC VM (both running on the same box), but I'm getting this error: This Computer cannot connect to the remote computer. ...
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Ubuntu not responding to mouse clicks in Virtual PC 2007

I successfully installed Ubuntu on Virtual PC 2007. It works fine for a while, but after some period of inactivity I return to the VM and Ubuntu doesn't respond to mouse clicks. At least that's what ...
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Dual-monitor VPC/VMware

If there was a feature request for Virtual PC or VMWare, it would be dual-monitor support. Why hasn't this been done?
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How to share VPC Virtual Machines between Windows 7 and another OS?

I am running Windows 7 RC with the new Virtual PC Beta for Windows 7. I created a new XP VM from scratch (since the XP Mode one uses a differencing drive image). When I shared it with a co-worker ...
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Windows 7 VPC Beta mouse release

I am running Windows 7 RC and just downloaded the VPC Beta. I've created a new VM and every time I click in it I can't get it to release my mouse. What is the keystroke to get it to release? I ...
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How do I stop this looping windows update?

I seem to have a computer that wants to repeatively install "Security Update for Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (KB969856). It says for more information click here: ...
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VPC Image to Boot Natively

I have a VPC that I would like to host natively. Are there conversion tools available to convert an existing VPC image to something I can boot to?
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How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? [closed]

The short answer is: You Can't. It seems to be a popular question as to whether you can install/run Mac OS X under virtualization within Windows. However, most of the questions really answer the ...