Virtual PC 2007

By Ultiweap
Aug 13, 2008
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  1. Hi,

    I know that Virtual PC make use another system on the same physical computer and that it is good to prevent against virus. But I would like to know if it give me Vista, XP etc?

    Also I would like to know how much resources it can take on my PC?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 742

    Thanks for the link...

    But do you think that I can use it on my PC with 1.5GB RAM to put Vista on it. Will it slow my PC same as I do a normal installation?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I'd say there would be a noticable difference (possibly highly noticable)
    I haven't tried it, so I cannot comment
    When you do actually try it, please let us know the performance loss
  5. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 742

    Ok no problem... I'm installing right will let a rely about it in some hours for fully trying it.
  6. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 742

    Not too much slowing but I don't found it to much useful for me except using it for preventing against virus and spyware.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    If you go to Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
    How much Resource is it using (Mem & CPU)
    So now you have 2 OS (Xp and Vista)

    There, I used all the "and" types ! :)
  8. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 742

    Sorry I removed it now...

    But I resources it take for both XP and Vista but I put the recommended to Vista 512MB and in total it take me 1.07GB of my RAM over 1.5GB that is normal due my XP is still running and Virtual Vista too...
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