Virtual PC 2007; The Way to Play With an Operating System Without Reinstalling the Home System

Sunday, July 4, 2010

So Microsoft releases a beta version of an upcoming version of windows; or maybe you’re a business owner that hears about the benefits of an operating system but wants to see for himself first. While this software will not give the full graphics – unless hardware virtualization* is used – it gives a fully functional computer in a window that allows you to see the other side.

The only thing that you will need to watch is viruses.If your virtual machine contracts a virus, there is a chance that the virus will spread to your other files on your PC or Mac. Therefore, it is always wise to se logic when searching and downloading from the web in both the physical and virtual computer realm.
For beginners, here is a quick and easy tutorial of how to get set up quickly and easily.
*Your computer must have virtualization compatible hardware installed on your computer.

To Get Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 works on all updated Windows platforms – including Windows 7 and is a quick and easy installation. However, if you’re a Windows 7 user and have Windows Virtual PC installed on your computer, you do not need this software unless it refuses to work because it REQUIRES hardware virtualization. In that case, you will need to remove the Windows Virtual PC feature prior to installing Virtual PC 2007.
If you have a 32 bit computer, choose 32 bit, and 64 bit for 64 bit users.
The Service Pack 1 download will install the entire Virtual PC 2007 Program on your computer.

To Create a New Virtual PC

When introduced with the Welcome to the New Virtual Machine Wizard, click next.
On the next window, you will be confronted with 3 options. Unless you have an existing virtual machine setup, choose the first option: Create a virtual Machine.
On the next window, give your virtual machine a name and choose where it will be located (note: it will be automatically placed in a virtual machines folder in your documents if you don’t plan on changing that).
In the next window, choose the operating system that you will be installing. If you are installing Windows 7, you can use the Windows Vista settings. If you are installing a Linux Distro, choose other.
At the following stage, you can increase the ram or leave it be. To increase the ram, choose the second option and click next. You will be confronted by a slider which can be used to adjust the ram settings to the minimum requirements of your distro.
Now it is time to create a virtual hard disk. The program has the use an existing hard disk as the default but you’re going to need to create a new virtual hard drive in order to continue so select the second option.
Once you have made that small switch in option, you can name and place the hard drive – it is wise to keep the hard drive with its settings file. Adjust the size of the hard drive based on the note that 1000 is a bit less than a gigabyte of space.
Now, you are presented with a Finish button. While the creation of the virtual machine is complete, the operating system you plan to use isn’t yet installed. So, you will need to get the disk and install it in the virtual machine by starting the machine and immediately going to the Action menu and selecting Pause, followed by the CD menu and selecting either (Using Physical Drive if the operating system is on a cd or DVD) or (Capture ISO image if the installation disc is an iso file in your files).
Then, you go to Action and select resume and install the operating system by following the steps. Tutorials on how to install certain operating systems will be published when they will be available.
Once the install of your virtual PC is complete, go to Action and select Install Drivers to allow you to transfer files and not be forced to hit the right alt key every time you want to exit the virtual pc.

To Restore an Existing Virtual Machine From a Previous Installation of your computer or from somewhere else

When introduced with the Welcome to the New Virtual Machine Wizard, click next.
On the next window, you will be confronted with 3 options. Choose the last option: Add an existing Virtual Machine.
Then you will need to find it in your files. Once that is done, you will be ready to use Virtual PC again.

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