Hyper-V Program Manager
So you have a legacy DOS application that does not work under Windows, but does work under Virtual PC. Now you have the problem that you want to set this up for users to access, without having to explain the world of virtualization to them. Here is what you can do:
With all of this done, the user will never need to know that they are using a virtual machine to run their DOS application. If you want to be really through you can go into the BIOS settings of the virtual machine (hit the DEL key during the early boot of the virtual machine) and go to Advanced and select Boot Settings Configuration and then enable Quite Boot. This will stop the virtual machine from display any of the BIOS initialization text.
Very cool! The MS-DOS Editor gave me a QBASIC flashback so I may set one up just for when I get the urge to write some code. Excuse my ignorance, but does VPC have anything to handle MS-DOS eating 100% CPU when it's waiting at the command prompt?
We have an IDLE utility which shipped with Virtual PC 2004, however this only helps when you are at the command prompt and not when you are running an application.
Even for normal DOS VM usage both my dad and I find a program like the one you linked to (I found one called POWEROFF.EXE) useful to quickly shutdown our VMs using the command line.
TimP: Open the Virtual Machine Additions CD and add IDLE.COM to your CONFIG.SYS. The other tools are useful too (folder sharing is awesome :).
Is it possible to change the title (remove the
text "Microsoft Virtual PC 2007") of the VM window?
I did something similar with a windows 95 application that doesn't work on XP.
1) I got two freewares one to compile a batch file (http://www.abyssmedia.com/quickbfc/), the other one to swich the pc off automatically (http://www.ampsoft.net/utilities/WinOFF.php)
2) I created the following batch file with notepad (test.bat)
Start /maximized /wait notepad.exe
"c:\program files\amp winoff\winoff.exe" -shutdown
compliled it with quickbfc, save the exe in windows. (ie c:\windows\something.exe)
3) I changed the line shell=explorer.exe in system.ini to shell=something.exe
First things first, how can I supress the Virtual PC splash screen from appearing when I strat up VPC?.. how can I supress "Microsoft Virtual PC 2007" from appearing in the window?.. How can I change the VPC default icon to an icon of my choice?
A simple question, how to run a DOS virtual machine under "Windows Virtual PC" under Windows 7 64-bit?
I only find posts about VPC 2004/2007.