Anyone running all the versions - And virtual machines

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Saucy, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. Saucy

    Saucy Guest

    Are any of you running all the versions of Vista RTM?

    On two computers, I'm running:

    VU64
    VU32
    VBus32
    VBasic32
    Server200332

    I use Server 2003 as a base OS on one of them and ran bootpart. Now each
    thinks it's on a primary partition [c:] and I can boot to any of them.

    I'm also wondering about virutal machines. Does Vista support Virtual PC
    2004 and does Virtual PC 2004 support Vista either "offically" or
    "actuality" [e.g. although VPC2004 isn't offically support on Sever 2003, it
    seems to run without issues]?

    I've (re)installed VistaU about four times now and VBus two or three times
    and will be doing it again today. I already noticed one little "bug" in the
    install routine last time and want to go through the install process again.

    Thanks
     
    Saucy, Dec 18, 2006
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  2. I have VirtualPC 2007 beta (free to everyone) installed and it works fine.
    Running Vista on Vista works OK.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Dec 18, 2006
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  3. There is no edition of VPC that officially supports Vista yet. Vista will
    be supported officially on VPC 2007 when it releases in a couple of months.

    As Richard says, VPC 2007 beta is your best bet. I would not use VPC 2004
    SP1. VPC 2007 beta virtual machine additions support Vista very nicely now.

    I have run all four editions of Vista x86 on VPC 2007 beta without incident.
    However, I have run MSDN licenses only. The EULAs for Home Basic and Home
    Premium do not permit using the retail licenses in a virtual machine.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 18, 2006
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  4. Same here. I have installed all versions of Vista under VirtualPC 2007, just
    to jet a handle on the differences.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!



     
    Richard Urban, Dec 18, 2006
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