We have released the VPC of Orcas March 2007 CTP to avoid the conflict in production machine. Since the Virtual PC 2004 SP1 is free and now downloadable from MSDN. One very important thing is that you should not miss to download the Orcas Base Image. If you miss to download this you will end up loosing the valuable experience with the magic of Orcas.
Virtual PC 2007 is also free: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=04d26402-3199-48a3-afa2-2dc0b40a73b6&DisplayLang=en
Yeah!!! I respect your finding. Thanks.
this thing is a nightmare....I'm already past 14gb size and I just started....
We assumed that you already have downloaded the previous CTP VPC which contains the base image. So to reduce the download size this CTP does not have the Base Image by default.
are there 8 other files that must first be installed , as well as the base image??
I'm a bit confused as to the exact sequence a user needs to follow to be up and running with the latest orcas image if I'm stsrting from scratch. any help (links etc.) appreciated
First you need to install Base Image then use VPC. It is documented in download page.