Windows Vista Business and Virtual PC 2007

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by DavidUK, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. DavidUK

    DavidUK Guest

    I've been using the beta version of Virtual PC 2007 on my laptop quite
    happily for a week or two, but after upgrading my machine to Windows Vista
    Business, when I try to launch the program it tells me the beta has
    expired... can anyone help?

    I'm worried I won't be able to use the VHDs I've created for self studying
    Windows Server 2003!
    DavidUK, Jan 27, 2007
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    Robert Comer Guest

    You might try uninstalling VPC2007, and then installing the current RC
    version that's on connect now. The VHD's and .VMC's wont be deleted, and
    when you're done reinstalling, just double click on the .VMC file and it
    will be re-added to the VPC console.
    Robert Comer, Jan 27, 2007
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  3. DavidUK

    DavidUK Guest

    Thanks Bob, I'll give it a try. One or two other applications didn't work
    initially after the Vista upgrade, but after re-installation they seemed to
    work fine...I'll give it a try with VPC2007.
    DavidUK, Jan 27, 2007
  4. DavidUK

    DavidUK Guest

    ....I managed to get the application to start after re-installing it, but now
    it gives me a message about not being able to bind network services, and so
    the Virtual Machines have no network connectivity! I'm not sure if I will be
    able to remove it and revert to VPC2004 and still be able to use the existing
    DavidUK, Jan 27, 2007
  5. DavidUK

    Robert Comer Guest

    You may be able to, but VPC2004 isn't fully functional in Vista. (turns off
    glass and there's no parallel support are the 2 biggest gotchas.)

    I'd try yet again to uninstall VPC2007 and reinstall it, I've seen this
    particular problem cleared up this way. make sure and reboot after the
    uninstall and another one after the reinstall. (before you use it)
    Robert Comer, Jan 27, 2007
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    Edric Guest

    Isn't it specific to run only under Vista Ultimate????
    Edric, Jan 28, 2007
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    Bill Grant Guest

    No. I have VPC 2007 running happily on Vista Business with Vista Home
    Premium as the guest OS.
    Bill Grant, Jan 28, 2007
  8. It should run on any edition of Vista. What you are probably thinking of
    are the supported editions. Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate are
    supported (by MS Product Support Services). "Supported" does not mean the
    same as "runs on."
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 28, 2007
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    Paul Adare Guest

    microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, Bill Grant
    Which is of course a violation of the retail Home Premium EULA
    (MSDN extends the EULA to allow for this however) Any version of
    Vista can be used as the host, however, for retail and OEM
    versions (that aren't BIOS locked) only Ultimate and Enterprise
    are licensed for use as guests.
    Paul Adare, Jan 28, 2007
  10. DavidUK

    Paul Adare Guest

    the microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, Paul Adare
    Business may be eligible as well, it is listed as a supported
    guest in the VPC 2007 readme but I haven't checked its EULA yet.
    Paul Adare, Jan 28, 2007
  11. DavidUK

    Jane C Guest

    Business Edition is eligible per its EULA.
    Jane C, Jan 28, 2007
  12. DavidUK

    Paul Adare Guest>, in the microsoft.public.virtualpc news
    Thanks Jane, saves me from having to go check. :)
    Paul Adare, Jan 28, 2007
  13. DavidUK

    Matt Y Guest

    Does that mean VPC will also run on XP Home as well as on Vista Home
    but just not supported by MS?
    Matt Y, Feb 1, 2007
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    Bill Grant Guest


    Bill Grant, Feb 1, 2007
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