eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

Virtual PC 2007 is available as a free download but interestingly comes with a pre-filled, grayed-out product ID field.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 - VM Creation

VPC 2007s user interface is relatively spare but includes all the functionality required to whip up VM guests in short order.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 - VM Creation

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 - Disk Creation

VPC 2007 offers flexible virtual disk-building options. We particularly liked the differencing disk option, which allowed us to spawn new machines from a networked parent disk.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 - Disk Creation

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 - Linux on Windows

VPC 2007 works with Linux as a guest OS, although not as well as it does with Windows.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 - Linux on Windows

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 - Updating Our Fedora VM

After watching Fedora crank through hundreds of updates, we were happy to know that our next, differencing disk-based Fedora VMs would begin life with all available updates applied.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 - Updating Our Fedora VM

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