Virtual PC 2007

Tools, Windows

Virtual PC is an virtualization suite for Microsoft Windows operating systems. The software was originally developed by Connectix, and was subsequently acquired by Microsoft. Virtual PC emulates a standard PC and its associated hardware.

Virtual PC lets you create separate virtual machines on your Windows desktop, each of which virtualizes the hardware of a complete physical computer. Use virtual machines to run operating systems such as MS-DOS, Windows, and OS/2. You can run multiple operating systems at once on a single physical computer and switch between them as easily as switching applications instantly, with a mouse click.

Virtual PC ConsoleThus, it can be used to run nearly all operating systems available for the PC.

Few months back, I used Virtual PC 2004 to install Beta2 version of Windows Vista.

New Features of Virtual PC 2007

VPC 2007 includes the following new features

  • Support for Windows Vista as a host
  • Support for Windows Vista as a guest
  • Support for Windows Vista 64-bit as a host
  • Improved performance compared to Virtual PC 2004

Do checkout the System requirements before installing any guest operating system using VPC.

Download Virtual PC 2007