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  • Need to run lots of Virtual Machines on a laptop - but need more storage?

    Previously I talked about running lots of virtual machines on a laptop (I can run about six on my Portege M400). I have some tips on overcoming some of the hurdles I have run into. I've sort of mentioned disk i/o in the previous post, so I won't dwell on that. The issue of this post is overall storage. Maintaining a VM library takes up ...
    Posted to Ken Schaefer (Weblog) by Ken on June 5, 2007
  • Can you virtualize a 64bit OS on 32bit host OS?

    Absolutely (as long as it's x64, not ia64). This topic came up at work, and there seemed to be a fair bit of confusion over what's possible and what's not. Using VMWare Server (or a Workstation version that supports 64bit guests) you can run a x64 Guest OS even though the host OS is still 32 bit. Unfortunately, neither Virtual PC nor ...
    Posted to Ken Schaefer (Weblog) by Ken on May 2, 2007
  • Virtual PC 2007 released

    Virtual PC 2007 is out now (for 32bit and 64bit) - get it from here and be the first in your neighbourhood to be running VPC07 :-) Some of the major new features include hardware virtualisation support (e.g. for Intel VT) that will dramatically improve performce pre VM additions installation, PXE boot support and improved WLAN ...
    Posted to Ken Schaefer (Weblog) by Ken on February 19, 2007
  • Virtual PC 2007 Release Candidate available

    Virtual PC 2007 RC1 is now available from Microsoft Connect. New improvements include PXE support, fixes for keyboard input lagging on certain laptop chipsets and BSODs when starting Virtual PC after suspending or hibernating your machine.
    Posted to Ken Schaefer (Weblog) by Ken on January 5, 2007
  • Virtual PC 2007 - First Impresssions Review

    Well, there's a few reviews already out there (1, 2). In addition to those reviews, a few comments:If you have enable_idle_thread enabled from KB899525 then you may need to disable this, or else your host OS will consume 70-80% CPU even when your guest OS is not consuming any CPUI seem to run into a bug where if Intel VT hardware ...
    Posted to Ken Schaefer (Weblog) by Ken on October 14, 2006
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