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How To Get Windows Virtual PC?

  1. #1


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

    How To Get Windows Virtual PC?


    Hello I need to test and run some old Windows XP Programs So I have decided to Use Windows Virtual PC With Windows XP Mode. But I can't get any link to download these two things.

    So can anyone give me the link for The Windows Virtual PC and The Windows XP Mode?
    Also Tell me how to install it?

    Thanks.........

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  2. #2


    Just use Hyper-V that's native to windows 8, it's all ready installed you just have to enable it. Then once that is done, you'll have to set up a virtual machine in Hyper-V.

    Random Administration Stuff: Enable and Configure Hyper-V on Windows 8 step by step

    Hyper-V setup - YouTube
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  3. #3


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    Thanks For Replying but I am using Windows 7 Home Premium which (if i am not wrong) does not include the Hyper-V . Can you please send me the link fro The Windows Virtual PC Please.....

    Thanks..........
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  4. #4


    If you are using windows 7, why are you posting in the windows 8 forum? Here you go.....



    Five Best Virtual Machine Applications
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  5. #5


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    It is m new Laptop so I hadn't upgraded it but I will Upgrade it soon to Windows 8

    Anyway, Is Hyper-V Better than Windows Virtual PC??
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  6. #6


    Hyper-V is far more powerful. It's Microsoft's server based virtualization product.

    Since you are on 7 Home Premium, you are not entitled to the free license of XP anyway. You have to be on Windows 7 Pro or higher to be eligible.

    I'd check out
    • vmware player (free)
    • Oracle Virtualbox (free)
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  7. #7


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    OK Thanks You Very Much.......

    I will Upgrade To Windows 8 Pro Later and use Hyper-V for my experiments.
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  8. #8


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Narayan View Post
    OK Thanks You Very Much.......

    I will Upgrade To Windows 8 Pro Later and use Hyper-V for my experiments.
    It's worth trying.

    Hyper-V is more advanced and you'll probably have problems with in in begin.
    To nicely migrate from Virtual PC, for home usage, go with VirtualBox or VMware Player first. Those run on Win7 HP and you can use all your previous VM's from Virtual PC with them.

    I still find it difficult to get some OSes running in Hyper-V with a bigger resolution shown and to constantly log in with remote desktop whenever I need sound in the VM, but that's just me. That's not because it's a bad program, on the contrary, it's just that I'm used with Virtual PC, VirtualBox and VMware as their interfaces and usage steps resemble each other.

    On Win7 you can still use MS Virtual PC 2007 SP1 from what I've seen.
    It's suitable for 32bit VM's and XP is supported.

    If the CPU supports hardware virtualization then you can even use 64bit VM's by using Hyper-V (Win8 PRO), VirtualBox and VMware Player, all free.
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  9. #9


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    OK Thanks........
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Hyper-V is far more powerful. It's Microsoft's server based virtualization product.

    Since you are on 7 Home Premium, you are not entitled to the free license of XP anyway.
    If I'm on win8 pro does that mean I can use a virtual Xp for free? That would be very handy!
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