x64, VPC, and AOL?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Andy Garrison, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. Would it be possible for me to install Windows x64 Pro, and then use Virtual
    PC to emulate, say, a regular XP Pro setup so I can run AOL on it?

    I want to upgrade my Athlon 64 computer to use x64, but the only thing
    holding me back so far is AOL's seemingly nonconcern for upgrading their
    software (I know what someone is going to say...get rid of AOL...however, at
    this time, it is not possible for me to do so).

    Any help is appreciated.

    Andy Garrison, Dec 17, 2005
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  2. You can't do this with VPC but you can do what you want less expensively
    with Virtual Server 2005 R2 ($99), lesser alternatives like Parallels or
    you could even use free virtualization with VMware Player.
    Richard Cardona, Dec 17, 2005
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  3. Andy Garrison

    Paul Adare Guest

    microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, Richard Cardona <rcardona-remove-
    > says...
    That would require an existing virtual machine.

    Paul Adare
    MVP - Windows - Virtual Machine
    "The English language, complete with irony, satire, and sarcasm, has
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    Paul Adare, Dec 17, 2005
  4. If you have the extra XP x86 license you can do that with Virtual Server
    2005 R2 or VMWare Workstation 5.5. VPC is not an option for you on x64.
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 17, 2005
  5. Any news on future support?

    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Dec 17, 2005
  6. In the Longhorn wave timeframe. Far off.

    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 17, 2005
  7. that is far. I guess Virtual Server 2005 R2 and VM Ware 5.5. will have to
    suffice until then.

    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Dec 17, 2005
  8. Yes, that's right. A VM built with wither Virtual Server 2005 R2 Trial
    or VMware Workstation 5.5 Trial could continue to be run in VMware
    Player for free indefinitely.

    Richard Cardona, Dec 18, 2005
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