Windows 7 RC + Windows Virtual PC Beta now available

Windows 7 RC + Windows Virtual PC Beta now available

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In case you did not see the announcements yesterday – you can now get your hands on the Windows 7 RC (release candidate) build for testing.  You can also download the beta of Windows Virtual PC, and the beta for Windows XP Mode.

Also, there is this handy article to help you to figure out whether your computer can run Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode.

Please take the time to check this release out – and head over to our forum to let us know what your thoughts are.

Cheers,
Ben

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  • Hey guys - look in the Windows 7 \system32 folder -

    - vmsal.exe - double click on it and it warns that you didn’t utilize the right parameters - hmmmm - parameters, VMWindow.exe not sure about that one yet or vpc.exe, or VPCSettings.exe, VPCWizard.exe – this is the one that will launch to a wizard driven program - duh - to create or attach to VHD's, ????.vmcx – this is the new VMC file that includes “settings“ – if you right click on a vmcx file you can access and configure “settings” - look in your profile in the "Virtual Machines" folder for vmcx files.

    Some cool stuff in there - dig deeper folks.

  • RE: Time Sync and VPC Beta + Windows 7 RC

    I went back to VPC 2007 SP1 (uninstalled VPC Beta and ignored the warnings of compatiblity) to get the time-sync disabling to work.

    Will try again at RTM. :)

  • >You can run Virtual PC 2007 on Windows 7

    How?!

    [Window Title]

    Program Compatibility Assistant

    [Main Instruction]

    This program is blocked due to compatibility issues

    [Expanded Information]

    Virtual PC 2007 SP1 is not supported on this version of Windows. For more information, contact Microsoft.

    [^] Hide details  [Check for solutions online] [Cancel]

  • I was wondering if there were integration tools for linux were avaliable for the beta?

  • Lack of 64-bit is a joke - how exactly is this going to work with Office 14 servers that require 64-bit?

  • Tested it. Works great when the computer supports VT and then only with XP. I am sorry but this is a step backward from VPC in my eyes. I have installed Sun Virtualbox today. I strongly recommend it to all those that can not run VPC on their computers due to missing VT features in the BIOS and to all those that want to run other operating systems. It works much better than the *new, improved* Windows Virtual PC.

  • Hi,

    You realize the new Virtaul PC complete replaces the old VPC 2007 site.  Where did the old one go? There is no link to any information at all, it looks like Microsoft just abandoned it. What a mess.

  • Thanks, Alex, I was wondering if virtualbox would run on Windows 7.  Maybe I will try it on a spare at work with rc1.  I put virtualbox on a suselinux box at work I'm playing with and it did work nicely.

    Mario, if you dig around in downloads you can find vpc2004sp1 or vpc2007sp1 pretty easily.  I downloaded the latter sometime this past week.

  • Does anyone at microsoft respond to this blog. It appears that all we have had is users questions and no answers.

    OK VirtualPC7 might be a sop to those who want XP compatability but what about the rest of who use it as a serious training and accessment tool to evaluate new operating systems and applications a number of which now require 64 Bit technology. It seems to me that Microsoft has lost the plot and that VirtualBox will quickly gain popularity.

    Frank

  • One key feature that got removed from Virtual PC 2007 SP1 to WVPC is that you now cannot drag files to and fro the virtual machine desktop and your physical machine desktop.

    The integration mode mechanism to copy files is just too clunky and unfriendly.

    I installed and uninstalled WVPC within an hour of use.  I am now back on Virtual PC 2007 SP1.

    I do hope the VirtualPC team will put this feature back in.

  • Can I run any server virtualization on Windows 7 (x64)?

    I need a virtual lab with multiple servers on a separated virtual network, but the Virtual Server's installer says: "I am incompatible"... :-(

  • I am having some issues with Windows 7 RC in installing Virtual PC Beta, it won't install.  I double-click on the update (Virtual PC) and it appears to install, then I restart and it goes to 88%-92% and then it fails by saying the following:

    Failure to configure windows

    Then it rolls back the install and Virtual PC is not installed.  It fails every time.

    I am running Windows 7 RC x64 and trying to install the 64-bit update to get Virtual PC.  My system has Virtualisation enabled, here are my specs:

    AMD Athlon X2 7850

    Gigabyte MA770-UD3 (Rev. 1.0)

    4GB DDR2 Corsair

    ATI Radeon HD4770

    500GB Primary HD, 200GB Backup HD

    Any one else experiencing this?  Any help?

  • I am having some issues with Windows 7 RC in installing Virtual PC Beta, it won't install.  I double-click on the update (Virtual PC) and it appears to install, then I restart and it goes to 88%-92% and then it fails by saying the following:

    Failure to configure windows

    Then it rolls back the install and Virtual PC is not installed.  It fails every time.

    I am running Windows 7 RC x64 and trying to install the 64-bit update to get Virtual PC.  My system has Virtualisation enabled, here are my specs:

    AMD Athlon X2 7850

    Gigabyte MA770-UD3 (Rev. 1.0)

    4GB DDR2 Corsair

    ATI Radeon HD4770

    500GB Primary HD, 200GB Backup HD

    Any one else experiencing this?  Any help?

  • For anyone interested - I figured out how to get a remote desktop connection icon to appear as an XP Virtual Application.  Copy mstsc.exe and the en-us directory from c:\windows\system32 to a folder under c:\program files in your VM.  Then create a shortcut under c:\documents and settings\all users\start menu\programs to the mstsc.exe under program files.  

    That will create the icon and you can then use it (if you're like me) with your VPN clients that aren't Windows 7 ready.

  • Is there any reason why it doesn't seem to support multi-procs like hyper-v under win 2008 ?

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