Windows Virtual PC Beta – the Essential Microsoft Download Center
Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 May 2009 12:11 Written by Mire_B Wednesday, 6 May 2009 12:02
Windows Virtual PC (Beta) is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology that allows you to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from a Windows 7-based PC.
Seamless Applications: Launch applications installed on a virtual machine directly from the Windows 7 desktop, as if they were installed on the Windows 7 host.
Simplified UI: Enhanced UI that is easy to use. Integrated with Windows 7 Explorer.
Integration Features: Allows clipboard sharing, drive sharing, and printer redirection between Windows 7 and the virtual machine.
USB support: Users can access USB devices attached to the host, directly from virtual machines. These devices include Printers and Scanners, Flash Memory/Sticks and External Hard Drives, Digital Cameras, and more.
Windows Virtual PC supports the following Host and Guest Operating systems
Host: Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise.
Guest: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) Professional, Windows Vista Enterprise Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise.
Note: Windows Virtual PC Beta requires Windows 7 RC.
Processor capable of hardware virtualization, with AMD-V™ or Intel® VT turned on in the BIOS.
2GB of memory recommended.
Hard disk requirement: 20MB hard disk space for installing Windows Virtual PC. Additional 15GB of hard disk space per virtual Windows environment recommended.
Windows Virtual PC installation:
Based on the architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) of your computer, download the appropriate update package (Windows6.1-KB958559-x86.msu or Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu). Double click on the update package (Windows6.1-KB958559-x86.msu or Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu) and follow the instructions. Reboot your system to complete installation.
For more information about Windows Virtual PC, please visit the Windows Virtual PC website.
Windows Virtual PC has a number of exciting features including: