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.
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.