MS VPC website says max processor is Intel Core 2 Duo - can't be r

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by ThomasAJ, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. ThomasAJ

    ThomasAJ Guest

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/virtualpc/sysreq.mspx

    says: "Virtual PC supports the use of AMD Athlon/Duron, Intel Celeron, Intel
    Pentium II, Intel Pentium III, Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core Duo, and Intel
    Core2 Duo processors. You can run Virtual PC on a multi-processor computer,
    but it utilizes one processor only."

    This implies that 'Intel Core2 Duo' is the top processor you can use if you
    want VPC2007.
     
    ThomasAJ, Nov 17, 2008
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  2. No, you can run on any x86 compatible processor.
    All VMs will only use one CPU/processor. If you have a quad core, all
    the VMs you have running will use 1 core, the other 3 will be left
    available for the host OS and some other VPC threads, like disk
    processing.
     
    Steve Jain [MVP], Nov 17, 2008
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  3. All VMs share one of the cores.
     
    Steve Jain [MVP], Nov 17, 2008
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  4. ThomasAJ

    ThomasAJ Guest

    You said "All VMs will only use one CPU/processor."

    Are you referring to the 'Guest OSs'?
     
    ThomasAJ, Nov 18, 2008
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  5. Yes, guest OSes running in virtual machines.
    All the virtual machines/guest PCs running in VPC will use a single
    CPU or a single core in a multi-core CPU.
    An additional CPU or core will be used for other tasks like disk
    activity, but all the Guest OSes will share one core.
     
    Steve Jain [MVP], Nov 18, 2008
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  6. You can't run Virtual PC inside of a Parallels virtual machine, that
    is why you're seeing this message.

    WinImage, www.winimage.com will allow you to open a VHD to access the
    files inside of it.
    If you want to run the OS on the VHD, there is, or at least was, a
    tool that would convert VPC VMs to Parallels.
     
    Steve Jain [MVP], Mar 13, 2009
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