Windows® 7 64-bit Virtual PC
Do you want to know about the features of Windows 7 64-bit Virtual PC?
Windows Virtual PC is the latest virtualization technology from Microsoft. It allows you to run many productivity applications in a virtual Windows environment. It works directly from a Windows 7-based computer with a single click. Microsoft has added many features that are supported by 3rd-party virtualization software like VMware Workstation and Sun Virtual Box. In order to use virtual PC in Windows 7, you need to download and install virtual PC from the Internet. If you are running a 64-bit edition, you need to use Hyper-V in order to install virtual PC. After downloading virtual PC, open the application. For this go to 'Start' then click 'Programs' and then select Microsoft Virtual PC. After that, click 'New' to launch the New Virtual Machine Wizard and click 'Next.' Users can select 'Create a virtual machine' and click 'Next.' Now you can select the operating system and assign RAM for virtual machine. The option 'A new virtual hard disk' could be selected and click 'Next.' You can give a name and location to the new virtual hard disk and click 'Finish.' Your Virtual PC Console now will have a new entry representing the new virtual machine. Highlight this entry and click 'Start.'
Following are the features and uses of Windows 7 64-bit Virtual PC:
- Easy set-up of Windows XP mode
- Supports Windows XP applications
- Folder integration
Easy set-up of Windows XP mode
Installing Windows Virtual PC in your system, you could set-up Windows XP Mode with just a few clicks. The users can access USB devices attached to the host directly from virtual Windows XP. The devices such as printers and scanners, flash memory, external hard disks, digital cameras etc can be accessed easily.
Supports Windows XP applications
The Windows Virtual PC can publish and open applications installed on virtual Windows XP directly from Windows 7 desktop as if they were installed on the Windows 7 host itself. It also supports clipboard sharing. The clipboard sharing includes cutting and pasting between your Windows 7 host and any other virtual machine.
Windows Virtual PC gives support to folder integration between the host and guest. The users can access Windows 7 folders such as 'My Documents,' 'Pictures,' 'Desktop,' 'Music,' and 'Video' from the virtual Windows environment, such as Windows XP Mode. In order to run 64-bit virtual machine, the system should have Windows Server 2008 + Hyper-V, or use a 3rd-party virtualization program such as VMware Workstation or Sun Virtual Box installed in it.
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