Getting Started on Virtualization with Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Part 2: Installation

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Getting Started with Virtual PC 2007

This post shows you how to install Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. The steps are easy, simply click next. But I decide to keep this post to make the series complete. By the time I writing this, the latest version is Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1.
Note: The PC that is being installed the Virtual PC should has more than single core (Dual or Quad cores) and has enough memory for virtual machines. Otherwise, it may be slow when you run a virtual machine.

In this example, I’ve selected HP DX 7400 SFF as a sample PC for this series. The spec is Intel Dual Core E8400 (3.00 GHz) with customized RAM to 3.5 GB since Windows XP 32-bit can see maximum at 3.5 GB and hard disk 250 GB. With lot of RAM, I’ve tested that I can run up to 4 virtual machines on this PC simultaneously.

Step-by-step for the installation

  1. Download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 from Microsoft website.
    Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
  2. Double-click on setup.exe to start the installation wizard. Click Next to continue.
    Setup Wizard
  3. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement. Click Next.
    Accept terms
  4. Enter Customer Information and click Next.
    Enter Customer Information
  5. Click Install to start the installation.
    Start Installation
  6. Waiting the installation to finish.
    Installing Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1
  7. Click Finish to complete the installation.
    Finish Setup Wizard
  8. Now you have installed Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1.
Series Navigation<< Getting Started on Virtualization with Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Part 1: IntroductionGetting Started on Virtualization with Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Part 3: New Virtual Machine >>

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