Folder Sharing between Windows 7 and VM

Virtual PC 2007® SP1 allowed users to share a particular folder with the Virtual Machine (VM). In Windows® Virtual PC, users can enable sharing at drive level only. Sharing a Folder on Windows 7 Desktop with a VM To share a particular folder with the VM, follow steps as below Shutdown or Hibernate the VM…

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USB Architecture in Windows Virtual PC

Some old legacy devices may not have driver support for newer operating systems (Windows® Vista and beyond). Windows® Virtual PC (WVPC) makes it possible to use these devices in Windows® 7, using Windows® XP Mode. Users can, at the same time, utilize the benefits of newer and secure features of Windows® 7. In this article,…

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Networking in Windows Virtual PC

This article will briefly explain how Networking works and the configuration options for Networking in Windows® Virtual PC (WVPC). The Virtual PC host application emulates Intel DEC 21140A network cards. Each Virtual Machine (VM) can have up to four such emulated network cards. The ‘Create Virtual Machine wizard’ in WVPC attaches by default one or…


Various File Types for Virtual Machine Backup in Windows Virtual PC

File Types Following are the various file types registered on a user’s machine when Windows® Virtual PC is installed: File extension Description Should back up? .VMC (Virtual Machine Configuration) Contains Virtual Machine (VM) configuration like RAM, hard disk, network settings and undo disk settings. This file is associated with vmwindow.exe. Yes .VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)…

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