what is this virtual inside vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by AMD, Apr 26, 2007.

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    AMD Guest

    i have read there's a virutal thing in vista if you have a virtual
    processor. a processor capable of the virtual thing. what exactly is this
    virtual thingy? i also have read a long time ago that vista would include
    the ability to run virtual oses like using vmware and vpc. but it doesn't.
     
    AMD, Apr 26, 2007
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    Neil Harley Guest

    Are you talking about virtualisation?
     
    Neil Harley, Apr 26, 2007
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    AMD Guest


    Yes.
     
    AMD, Apr 26, 2007
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    Lang Murphy Guest


    VMWare and VPC do run on Vista. They're applications, not OS's. They let one
    create virtual machines in which one can install an OS.

    I don't know much about hardware virtualization... I'm sure there are scads
    of articles about it on the web.

    Lang
     
    Lang Murphy, Apr 26, 2007
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    AMD Guest


    I know about vpc and vmware, but that's not what I'm referring to. There was
    a lot online from MS even that was saying something about virtualisation and
    running Oses from within Vista, not vpc or vmware.
     
    AMD, Apr 26, 2007
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  6. Have a look at the following link and see if it answers your questions:
    http://www.techworld.com/news/index.cfm?newsID=6718
     
    Michael Solomon, Apr 26, 2007
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    AMD Guest


    Thanks. This is kind of what I meant, but different then what I thought.
    meaning stupid, nothing special, i don't get it.
     
    AMD, Apr 26, 2007
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    Neil Harley Guest

    When I saw Virtualisation at a Technet evening Microsoft had a server with
    various versions of Office installed on it (I forget what the application
    for the virtualisation was called but it was a 3rd party company and this is
    almost a year ago now). It allows clients with older machines to access the
    latest software without the need to upgrade them and you don't have to worry
    about conflicts because nothing gets installed on the PCs.

    The client PC we saw able to run Office with no problems and it was running
    multiple versions of Word, Excel and Outlook at the same time with no
    conflicts.

    http://www.virtualization.info/2005/10/microsoft-virtualization-roadmap.html

    http://www.virtualization.info/2007/04/microsoft-virtualization-chance.html



    Hopefully someone with more knowledge will dive in and give better
    information than I can.
     
    Neil Harley, Apr 26, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Try Microsoft Virtual PC
    G
     
    Guest, Apr 27, 2007
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    Don Guest

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/overview.mspx
     
    Don, Apr 28, 2007
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    AMD Guest

    AMD, Apr 28, 2007
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    AJR Guest

    Vista has "virtual folder" capability. Vista does not have the ability to
    run virtual OSs (wrong semantics) - as XP it can be installed on a Virtual
    PC. The Vista Enterprise version provides for installing Vista on four
    Virtual PCs without further licensing requirements. As for "...a virtual
     
    AJR, Apr 28, 2007
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    Iuvenalis Guest


    With your attitude i'm surprised anyone is helping you.
     
    Iuvenalis, Apr 28, 2007
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