Windows 7 changes the game a little bit for working with Virtual PC. Once you've downloaded Virtual PC and click on the "Windows Virtual PC" program item, nothing will seeming happen, other than the opening of an explorer-type window in open to the Virtual Machines directory. This behavior is by design. To configure or create a virtual pc virtual machine in Windows 7, … [Read more...] about Windows 7 Virtual PC – Where to Create Virtual Machine and .VHD?
Now that you've spent the time configuring and setting up your Virtual PC Virtual Hard Drive, you may want to make a copy or a clone to use to build further, or in a different direction. For example, you may have a virtual machine environment with a basic install that works well, but now you want to run a separate VM to test beta software -- but without jeopardizing the … [Read more...] about Clone Virtual PC – How to Make a Copy of Virtual PC Virtual Hard Drive
My need for virtualization technology comes out of my business as a web developer. Because I still need to test websites in IE6, I wanted a good way to somehow run IE6. Because IE6 does not run on Vista (at least without innumerable registry hacks), I decided to try a virtualization solution. The two products I looked at are both free. They are Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, … [Read more...] about VMware Player vs Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
Virtualization is a current buzzword around the computer industry. This article will briefly describe what virtualization is, as well as its advantages and disadvantages from the perspective of a home or small business user. introduction In a nutshell, virtualization allows you to run a “virtual computer” as an application on your desktop alongside your other applications. … [Read more...] about Introduction to Virtualization for the Home and Small Business User