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Hi Guys - Having gotten bored waiting for my Microsoft VirtualPC 2007 to boot up and it's general poor performace with Virtual machines - I came across another free Virtual Machine Utility which I downloaded and tested on Windows Vista Ultimate Edition (32-bit) with Windows XP, Server 2003 and Windows Vista (32-bit) guest OS installs. Perfect for testing my Unattended Install ISO's.

It is great! Much faster than MS VirtualPC - download for yourself here http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Screenshots here - http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Screenshots

Give it a go!

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And for u guys that want to stick to MS Virtual PC but are annoyed over the slow performance, when performing the intial disk installation, then;

1. Extract the driver files that comes within the Virtual Add-On tools

2. Integrate into your unattend installation (txtsetup.sif based)

3. Once in place, the slow performance issue wont be much of a problem when performing Virtual PC installations of XP/2003.

Have a nice Walpurgis day....

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You guys can also try MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 - it's free

Yes it is. Have you tried it? How does the speed compare with VMWare/VirtualPC/etc on ISO images? I have used VMWare (great but installs many services which have a performance impact on the Host OS, VirtualPC 2004 and 2007 - both really slow (even with the Add-On drivers) and now VirtualBox - which I am liking more and more as I use it. OK it crashes out occasionally (mainly when rebooting after the Guest OS has installed a few Windows Updates via Microsoft Update - XP and Server 2003) - but my Host PC remains completely unaffected when it's not running as there are no services running in the background which is my largest gripe with VMWare Workstation.

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Hi Guys - Having gotten bored waiting for my Microsoft VirtualPC 2007 to boot up and it's general poor performace with Virtual machines - I came across another free Virtual Machine Utility which I downloaded and tested on Windows Vista Ultimate Edition (32-bit) with Windows XP, Server 2003 and Windows Vista (32-bit) guest OS installs. Perfect for testing my Unattended Install ISO's.

It is great! Much faster than MS VirtualPC - download for yourself here http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Screenshots here - http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Screenshots

Give it a go!

:thumbup

It's An excellent virual machine I have tried it I think it's better then all other virual machines, quicker, smaller, free and it has fully unattended setup.

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thanks again.

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