Tip: How do I Shut Down a Virtual Machine?

There are times when you may want to shut down a Windows® operating system on a Virtual Machine (VM) created using Windows Virtual PC (WVPC). In Windows® XP Mode, by default, the VM gets hibernated upon closing the VM’s window. There are various ways to shut down Windows on the VM: Use Windows functionality (Recommended)…


Using Smart Cards in Windows Virtual PC

Smart cards are routinely used in many organizations for login, digital signing, encrypting data or even accessing some applications. A key reason why you may need to use a smartcard reader in a Virtual Machine (VM) on Windows® 7 is application compatibility. For example, if you have a web-based application which requires Internet Explorer® 6,…

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Use ClearType® to ‘clearly see’ how to make more money

ClearType delivers improved font display quality over traditional forms of font smoothing or anti-aliasing. ClearType improves readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such as those in laptops and high-quality flat panel displays. Readability on CRT screens can also be somewhat improved. To make sure that text displayed within Windows® XP Mode applications…

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Using a Host Guest communication channel in Windows Virtual PC

Host Guest Communication  In Windows® Virtual PC (WVPC), the virtual machine (guest) and the Windows 7 host need to communicate with each other for sharing data, devices and functionality, such as clipboard sharing, printer sharing, file system and drive sharing, Start menu integration and file association with virtual apps. Such communication is also necessary for…

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