XP Pro SP2 RC1 and VPC 2004

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Laurence, May 7, 2004.

  1. Laurence

    Laurence Guest

    Has anyone experienced any problems with the following

    *Running VPC 2004 on XP Pro SP2 RC1 as the Host?
    *Running VPC 2004 with XP Pro and SP2 RC1 as the Guest on
    a XP Pro SP2 RC1 Host?

    Even with the Additions, the Guest runs incredibly slow
    and I haven't seen any posts, fixes, or suggestions to
    help. My system stats are as follows:

    Dell Inspiron 8500
    2.0 GHz
    1 GB PC2100 (266 Mhz) RAM
    400 Mhz FSB
    60 GB 7200 RPM HD

    I have even given the Host the following stats:

    512 MB RAM
    10 GB Fixed HD

    I shouldn't be having the slow problems that I'm having.
    Any thoughts, solutions, suggestions would help. Thank

    Laurence, May 7, 2004
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  2. In general, the guest runs faster when on a different
    disc than the host. I use a second internal drive or an
    external usb2 drive for my guest virtual hard drives. My
    own experience with all versions of XP is that there is
    no noticiable slowdown as long as the guest is the
    foreground window (in focus).
    Colin Barnhorst, May 7, 2004
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  3. Have you checked the performance option to "run virtual pc at maximum
    speed"? Otherwise, your application will run at a maximum of about 20% of
    the host when running in the background.

    S. L.
    Sylvain Lafontaine, May 7, 2004
  4. Laurence

    Scott Baker Guest

    This is a known issue, as posted previously on this forum
    by one of the VPC team (Mike I think...).

    Scott Baker, May 7, 2004
  5. Laurence

    Delio Coelho Guest

    You're right . It is a very slow running performance.
    I have installed yesterday and I have noticed it.
    I set it to 512MB RAM ...
    Delio Coelho, Jun 1, 2004
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