Posts Tagged ‘Virtual PC’

Virtualization: multi-cpu vs multi-core vs …

July 8, 2012

Another hint on vm performance, cpu settings, multi-cpu vs multi-core vs multi-cpu-core 😉

source: vSphere 4.1: Multicore Virtual CPUs


Virtualization performance best practices: VMware vSphere …

July 7, 2012

While I was looking for infos about vm settings (cpu multi core, multi cpu, …) I found this helpfull document “Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere™ 5.0“.
Well it wasn’t very appropriate to my need, but it helped empowering my knowledge  🙂 because best practices are valid in variuos scenarios. 😉

source: Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere™ 5.0

The Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection

July 9, 2010

Here are details: Windows 7 + Virtual PC, guest os Windows XP.
SharpDevelop 4.0 Beta1 release available (here) … so Let’s have a look!
But … the message popup is around the corner: The Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection .

I couldn’t install SharpDevelop in virtual machine. Why???
Because of I run setup from shared drive.
solution: copy setup file in vm drive.

ps: same solution for XP Mode

full instruction here:
Ack! The Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection

Technorati tags: SharpDevelop, VirtualPC, XP Mode


Virtual PC 2007: ESC and TAB key stop working

December 15, 2009

On a secondary pc, I noticed ESC and TAB keys stop working randomly.
It happens only with a specific vm.

In the beginning it seemed random to me, but it was not.
It happens after restoring a vm from saved state.

I found some hint here Losing Tab and Esc Key Functionality in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (last comment by RayeR)
but I haven’t found root cause. 😦

Host configuration: Windows 7 build 7100, Virtual PC 2007 (
Guest configuration: Windows XP SP3 (win32k.sys v5.1.2600.5676, 15/09/2008 :/ ), VM Addition installed.

Everything works fine after moving the vm on Windows 7 (final release), Virtual PC (with Integration Services).  😉

Technorati tags: Windows7, Virtual PC 2007

Virtual PC, altGr and {

September 14, 2009

When altGr is Virtual PC host key, { and other chars are reachable in two ways:

  • you can remap Virtual PC host key
  • ctrl+alt (left keys) works as well

Just a remind for myself, and few others people… 😉

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