A Microsoft program to virtualize another operating system within Windows.

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Is it possible to install Windows 8 using Microsoft Virtual PC?

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my pc via Microsoft Virtual PC. However I get this annoying, non-descriptive error: I'm looking to find out if Microsoft Virtual PC supports Windows 8, and if so ...
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Windows 7 XP Mode - Is it possible to have multiple XP Mode Virtual PCs?

Windows 7's XP Mode virtual PC supports some features that aren't 'stock' with an XP Virtual PC such as a different start-up dialog, no Shutdown button, etc. Possibly the most significant is that ...
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How do I install and use Windows Virtual PC in Windows 8?

I really liked the integrated Virtual Machine that Windows had built-in with Windows 7, known as the Windows Virtual PC. I'm looking to install that again. I'd like to be able to install multiple ...
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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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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 ...
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Virtual PC: Cannot restore machine from hibernate

I have two virtual machines set up from Virtual PC on Windows 7 Professional: Windows XP Mode and Xubuntu. Last time I used them (last month or so), I had closed them by hibernating. Evidently, I ...
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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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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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Create a private network inside my Windows 7 machine

My Main Rig is a Windows 7 Professional laptop. On this machine is two Virtual Machines, both of which are also Windows 7 Professional. I need these VMs to be able to see each other but I also need ...
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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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testing Internet Explorer 9 on virtual PC

I've downloaded the Windows 7 .vhd from Microsoft's site. I created a virtual PC from that .vhd. It runs OK, but the welcome screen want a password for one of the accounts (admin and administrator). ...
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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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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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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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What's the default login for the WinXP IE6 VPC image supplied by Micosoft?

Posting this question to answer myself. I downloaded the MS supplied VirtualPC image for Windows XP / IE6 testing from http://modern.ie and tried to login using the documented credentials of IEUser / ...
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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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Copy and Paste from Virtual PC has stopped working

Up until the last week I was able to copy and paste text from my virtual PC (VPC) to my host machine, however I tried it today with no success...it doesn't error it will just paste whatever is in the ...
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Convert VirtualBox guest into main OS

Is it possible to somehow convert my guest OS to the Host OS? I have a PC and would like to physically install my current Ubuntu VM into my new notebook. Is it possible?
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How to have Microsoft Virtual PC use 2 CPUs

I have XP mode running on Windows 7. How can I setup multiple CPU usage (to boost performance)?
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Multiple monitors with virtual machine

Is it possible to use multiple monitors with Windows Virtual PC 2007? If not, are there any other virtual machines that do support multiple monitors?
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Windows 7 XP Mode: Passing command-line parameters to VM apps?

Does anyone know a way to pass command line parameters to virtualized programs inside an XP Mode VM? I have a VM with Internet Explorer6 installed (and another with Internet Explorer7), and using the ...
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No LPT port in Windows 7 virtual machines

Windows 7 has MS virtual PC integrated, the VM settings don't give a parallel LPT port mapping to the physical machine. Where did it go? Has anyone else noticed this, and found a solution? Update: ...
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Windows Virtual Machines will not run

I'm trying to setup a few virtual machines to use for testing websites in the various old versions of IE. I had Microsoft Virtual PC working on an older machine using XP mode and 2 other VHD's from ...
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Creating a Windows Virtual PC image from a Physical machine

On Windows 7 (Home Premium), using Windows Virtual PC, how can you create an image of a physical machine running Windows XP? I've found the "Virtual Server 2005 Migration Toolkit", but this is of ...
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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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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, multi-core possible?

I have a PC based on a "Intel i7 975". My OS is "Win7 Ultimate 64bit", and I have installed "Windows Virtual PC" + "XP Mode". My problem is that only ONE core is virtualized, so, can I virtualize two ...
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What causes “A disk read error occurred, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart”?

I have a virtual machine containing Windows XP SP3. When I resized the VHD file (and the embedded partition), and tried booting, I got: A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart ...
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When I run Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 it just shows me the folder with my Virtual PC files. What's up?

Running Windows 7 Pro, 32 bit. Installed Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode. Got XP Mode working but now when I run Start>Programs>Windows Virtual PC> Windows Virtual PC it just opens a Windows Explorer ...
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Should I enable Firewall and AntiVirus on a VirtualPC VM? [duplicate]

I run W7 64-bit with windows firewall + MSE running, and there is a firewall on my router also. I want to run a VM (probably using VirtualPC which comes free) but I'm unclear if this is guarded by the ...
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Move “XP Mode” from Windows Virtual PC to VirtualBox?

I installed "XP Mode" in Windows 7 (which uses Windows Virtual PC to host XP). I have now discovered that VirtualBox, which I have installed on the same Windows 7 machine, refuses to run at the same ...
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How to force shut down a hibernated Virtual PC?

How do i shut down a hibernated Virtual PC? i have a virtual machine (Windows 7 XP Mode) that is hibernated: i would like to shut this virtual machine down. The help has a link that explains ...
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Hyper-V vs. Windows Virtual PC

When trying out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I installed Hyper-V. It looked like just another Windows Virtual PC. Could someone explain how it is different? Is there a performance difference? Any ...
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Is using a Virtual PC on a RAM DISK super fast? (putting the .vhd file in a RAM DISK)

I wonder how or if any one tried to create a RAM DISK, and then put the 2GB (or sometimes 1.2GB) .vhd file into it, and then run the virtual PC using this image. It should be running super fast, as ...
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How to hide from a program that it is running on a virtual machine?

Some software contains tests to see if they are running on a virtual machine. It's very unpleasant to see alert messages such as "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine." and have ...
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Do VMware, Virtualbox & Virtual PC play nicely together?

Lately VirtualBox has been a bit unstable and I want to try other VMs. If I install VMware and Virtual PC on the same host as VirtualBox will it cause problems (eg. crash the host)? What if I try to ...
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What is a good (free) VM solution for windows 7

The obvious candidates are Virtualbox and Virtual PC. But I have not been paying attention to VM's the last year, have I missed a good alternative?
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What causes a Virtual PC “virtual machine” to be locked?

I'm using Virtual PC on Windows 7 and have periodically gotten this error when trying to shut down: Cannot shutdown a locked virtual machine. Google search on "locked virtual machine" Virtual PC ...
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If I have a .vhd file, can it be used by Virtual PC 2007, VirtualBox, and Windows 7's Virtual PC?

If I have a .vhd file, can it be used by Virtual PC 2007, VirtualBox (open source), and Windows 7's Virtual PC (the newest Virtual PC)? Can you even run Virtual PC 2007 on a .vhd file, and then shut ...
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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 XP mode suddenly claims hardware does not support virtualization

I have a PC system with a AMD X2 dual-core processor and Windows 7 professional. I am using Windows XP mode to use a scanner that doesn't have Windows 7 drivers. This used to work fine. But all of a ...
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Command line to restart virtual machine (Virtual PC)

Is there a way to restart a virtual machine running under Windows 7 Virtual PC from a command line? Basically, i want to do a soft restart, same thing the clicking on Ctrl+Alt+Del button achieves.
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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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How to get good video performance for remote access to virtualized computer?

At home, I'd like to move my main Windows installation off of my desktop computer and replace it with a virtualized guest installation on my combined file server, web server and media center. The ...
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Windows 7 Virtual PC + Linux Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu inside a virtual machine running on Windows 7's Virtual PC. One thing I've noticed right away is that it has to capture the mouse and not all the hardware works as expected. I ...
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How do I install Windows 3.11 on Virtual PC 2007?

Just for fun.... I downloaded windows 3.11 and virtual pc 2007 from my MSDN subscription. I've never actually installed this before. A few ideas come to mind Create an iso with the win3.11 files ...
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Windows 7 Virtual PC VM 16 Bit Resolution

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit with Virtual PC installed. My XP Virtual Machine screen resolution has 16 BIT 1024*768. I can't get it it 32 BIT. I've reinstalled the VM components but to no ...
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Virtual PC with Multi Monitors

I have recently intalled Virtual PC and was wondering if it possible to make use of both of my monitors with it. I have managed to get a pseudo multi screen effect by connecting using Remote Desktop ...
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How to give virtual machine access to the Internet, but block from LAN?

I am setting up a virtual machine using Microsoft Virtual PC in Windows 7. The VM will run a Windows XP. I want to set up a public-facing server in it for web pages, subversion and other things, and ...
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How to connect a USB dongle to Windows XP Mode?

I'm trying to connect a Matrix dongle to Windows XP Mode, but when looking under USB options it's not listed. Example: The dongle gets recognized by the Windows 7 device manager as a ...