Hyper-V Program Manager
So I just received an email that said that since we released Virtual PC 2007, we have now had just over 1,000,000 downloads! Now - since VPC 2007 was released on the 19th of February 2007, that means that this was done in a mere 38 days.
Apparently there are a lot of people out there who like using VPC.
Well - I hope you all enjoy it - and this serves as all the more reason for me to keep up on the VPC tips and tricks :-)
They like it because it is free. But do you like it? Not a single competitive new feature in 3 years and you like it? Where is USB support. Still waiting. I guess like Internet Explorer 6 Microsoft has stopped serious VPC development. Why waste money on a free product?
Would you like us to turn off the continuous download script now?
I downloaded it but I don't use it.
This is like those 20 million Vista Licenses. MS touting that they have 20 million Vista licenses sold doesn't mean 20 million computers using Vista......
Windows Games (GDI/DirectDraw=Qemu/VirtualBox
Work related\Everything Else=Vmware. (If I don't want to bother installer Server then I just use Player).
Qemu/VirtualBox is starting to take over more and more from Vmware for me.
Now, if only it would work on XP Home, that number might be 6 million...
There have been a lot of new features: 64-bit host support, Vista host and guest support, PXE network booting support, hardware virtualization support, etc...
Somehow I suspect you are not you :-)
Fair enough - but I know that you do keep track of VPC still.
It does work on XP Home, we just do not officially support it in that environment.
My only gripe is that VPC 2007's Virtual Machine Additions does not support Win 95 (which I like to mess around with at times!). So I need to keep VPC 2004's VMAdditions.iso around.
USB support in a future version would be nice.
I needed to install SuSE SLES10 in a VPC VM on my Win 2003 Standard system. I recalled the problems with VPC 2004 last time I tried this with a 4GB DVD image, so I performed a VPC 2007 upgrade install first, hoping things would go more smoothly.
The image appeared to mount successfully, BUT I still had problems with the SuSE install. I had to use the same workaround as the previous experience, Virtual CD mount on the host OS, then attach to the physical DVD in VPC.
I thought the 2.2 GB issue was supposed to be resolved in VPC 2007. What happened? This is the release version of VPC 2007.
[quote]It does work on XP Home, we just do not officially support it in that environment.[/quote]
So why break it for Win2k Pro?
VPC2007 won't even install in Win2kPro. Using the beta hack to disable the OS check allows installation to *almost* finish, but then it dies with an error about the kernel.
The reason for this is that we actually use kernel functionality in Virtual PC 2007 that is not available on Windows 2000.
Then why does the product specifications tab on the overview page at:
List the following example at the bottom:
"To run Windows 95 as a guest OS on a Windows 2000 host requires 500 MB of free disk space and 128 MB of free memory (96 MB for the host and 32 for the guest)."