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1 Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 January 2008 – James Wiegel

2 Overview Run several OS’s on the same PC Switch between them like applications Instantly! Useful for Tech Support Legacy Applications Training Consolidating physical PC’s Run several OS’s on the same PC Switch between them like applications Instantly! Useful for Tech Support Legacy Applications Training Consolidating physical PC’s

3 Benefits Ease Migration to a new OS Do More in Less Time Streamline Testing Accelerate Development Ease Migration to a new OS Do More in Less Time Streamline Testing Accelerate Development

4 Key Features Configurability Easy Installation Standardization Convenience Host Integration Configurability Easy Installation Standardization Convenience Host Integration

5 Additional Information Download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Application Compatibility white paper Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Application Compatibility white paper Microsoft Virtual PC frequently asked questions Microsoft Virtual PC frequently asked questions Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 system requirements Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 system requirements Download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Application Compatibility white paper Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Application Compatibility white paper Microsoft Virtual PC frequently asked questions Microsoft Virtual PC frequently asked questions Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 system requirements Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 system requirements

6 Product Specifications Processor 400 MHz Pentium Compatible - 1 GHz or faster Hard Drive Space 20 MB free for VPC 500 BM – 2 GB minimum for guest VMs RAM Memory (free) 64 – 512 MB Host OS Windows Vista & XP versions Guest OS 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 Pro, XP Home & Pro, Vista Enterprise Business & Ultimate, os/2 warp 4 Processor 400 MHz Pentium Compatible - 1 GHz or faster Hard Drive Space 20 MB free for VPC 500 BM – 2 GB minimum for guest VMs RAM Memory (free) 64 – 512 MB Host OS Windows Vista & XP versions Guest OS 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 Pro, XP Home & Pro, Vista Enterprise Business & Ultimate, os/2 warp 4

7 History Timeline 1997-Developed by Connectix for the Macintosh 2001-PC version released 2003-Aquired by Microsoft Connectix released "Virtual Server” 2006-Microsoft VPC 2004 released for free. Ver. 7 was the final Mac Release 2007-VPC 2007 supports Vista and 64bit versions & free VHDs are available for download. Timeline 1997-Developed by Connectix for the Macintosh 2001-PC version released 2003-Aquired by Microsoft Connectix released "Virtual Server” 2006-Microsoft VPC 2004 released for free. Ver. 7 was the final Mac Release 2007-VPC 2007 supports Vista and 64bit versions & free VHDs are available for download.

8 Who uses it? IT professionals Evaluation & Testing Sales people Demonstration Training departments Changes can be kept or discarded The Average Joe… A shinny new toy! IT professionals Evaluation & Testing Sales people Demonstration Training departments Changes can be kept or discarded The Average Joe… A shinny new toy!

9 Why would you use it? Run old software Evaluate new software Run different operating systems Sandbox Run old software Evaluate new software Run different operating systems Sandbox

10 Where can you get it? Free from Microsoft downloads/virtualpc/default.mspx Free from Microsoft downloads/virtualpc/default.mspx

11 How To … Installing Microsoft VPC 2007

12 Installing Run the “setup.exe” Accept the defaults It’s really easy! Run the “setup.exe” Accept the defaults It’s really easy!

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19 How To … Install an OS in the VPC

20 Creating a VHD Use the wizard to create a VHD Settings to attach the VHD Starting the empty VHD Mounting a CD or startup floppy Install the OS Creating a VHD Use the wizard to create a VHD Settings to attach the VHD Starting the empty VHD Mounting a CD or startup floppy Install the OS

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33 How To … Make it all work

34 Installing the “add-ons”

35 Undo Disks

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