Windows XP Home Edition Host

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Stephen, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen Guest

    Can Virtual PC be installed on Windows XP Home Edition as
    the host?
    Stephen, Apr 28, 2004
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  2. As noted innumerable times in posts on this NG, yes.
    However, Microsoft is not promising that future changes
    to WinXP Home will not cause problems. Microsoft does
    promise that VPC will remain compatible with Pro.

    I suggest that you review the differences between Home
    and Pro and see if your needs are evolving towards Pro.
    Home is an upgrade candidate for Pro so you would not
    lose any programs or data by upgrading.

    If you use wireless networking, beware of using Home
    because you cannot encrypt the data you are broadcasting.
    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 28, 2004
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  3. Stephen

    Scott Baker Guest

    Don't forget the ever-ominous "you could lose all data on the Guest and
    Host" warning for using an unsupported OS.

    Not that anyone has reported that happening using XP Home as the Host
    in this group.

    Scott Baker, Apr 28, 2004
  4. Right, Scott. Of course I fear that my attitude towards
    Home (I refer to it as 'Wintendo') might seep out. :)
    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 29, 2004
  5. Stephen

    Scott Baker Guest


    Thanks for my chuckle for the day.


    Scott Baker, Apr 29, 2004
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