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virtual PC and windows 7

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BILLMCC66, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. BILLMCC66

    BILLMCC66 Bionic Belgian

    Does any one know if windows 7 will run on virtual PC 2007
    I have it on a laptop at the moment and the graphics card is underpowered so i would like to use the GTX 260 on my main machine if possible.
    thanks
    Bill
     
  2. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Hi Bill

    Yes, I have it running on my Vista desktop at present, posted a really rough guide to it here
     
  3. BILLMCC66

    BILLMCC66 Bionic Belgian

    Thanks David i knew you could be relied upon.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. BILLMCC66

    BILLMCC66 Bionic Belgian

    Windows virtual PC is installed and when i run it all is good.
    I put the windows 7 disk in and it starts to load the OS it goes through copying files and then starts "expanding files" the 3 small dots are moving and it shows the disk is being read but that is a far as it gets.
    I left it alone for 1 hour but it still showed 0%

    Have i done something wrong??[​IMG]
     
  5. BILLMCC66

    BILLMCC66 Bionic Belgian

    I have been playing with this all day and can not get any further than this.

    ignore the first thumbnail it was a mistake
     

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  6. BILLMCC66

    BILLMCC66 Bionic Belgian

    OK update on the situation so far
    I left it loading and after 2 hours it has expanded 24% so it is getting there but slooooowly.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    Wow, that's slow Bill.:confused It took some 20min. for W7 to load into VMWare.
     
  8. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Hi Bill

    Indeed that is slow, generally I tend to use the ISO download of the file and Capture that as coming off HDD its much quicker.

    Could try VMWare that Augie uses as an alternate option.
     
  9. BILLMCC66

    BILLMCC66 Bionic Belgian

    I got it up and running but it took 7 hours.
    It took 40 min to load on the laptop
    I was not able to use the ISO as i had already removed it from the PC :-o

    [​IMG]
     
  10. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    Oh man, I thought you were putting this on your quad rig, that poor laptop must have trouble even opening up a browser or even a text page! :eek
     
  11. BILLMCC66

    BILLMCC66 Bionic Belgian

    Sorry Augie! I had better qualify my last post.

    I do have Windows 7 on my laptop and it runs (not very well) the laptop is old and the spec is not up to the job.
    I decided to load it onto a virtual PC on the quad rig.
    What was strange is when i loaded it onto the laptop it was finished in 40 min but with the same disk it took over 6 hours to expand the files when loading to Virtual PC.
     

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