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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.
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Hi Bill

Yes, I have it running on my Vista desktop at present, posted a really rough guide to it here
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Thanks David i knew you could be relied upon.
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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??
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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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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.
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Wow, that's slow Bill. It took some 20min. for W7 to load into VMWare.
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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.
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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

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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

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!
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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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