Features of Virtual PC in Windows® 7
What do you know about the Virtual PC feature of Windows 7 Operating System and its benefits? What are the issues that could arise while configuring the settings for Virtual PC feature?
Windows 7 is incorporated with more novel features than Windows XP. It is a very user-friendly Operating System that is meant to offer user satisfaction. The user could carry out multiple tasks successfully in Windows 7 since this OS is provided with the 'Windows Taskbar' option. Windows 7 could also help the users with quick sharing of e-mails, photos, and IM programs. If you make use of Windows 7 as the OS, you could receive the most required files and programs with just a click. Windows 7 is incorporated with the feature of Library and this feature could allow the users to easily arrange lots of files and documents. By installing Windows 7, you could enter lots of open Windows with just a few clicks. Windows 7 is also installed with the feature of Virtual PC.
Details regarding features and benefits of Virtual PC and the issues that arise while configuring the Windows Virtual PC setting:
- Virtual PC features
- Virtual PC benefits
- Issues and solutions
Virtual PC features
Windows Virtual would present you a set-up Wizard in order to set up the Windows XP mode. It is installed with Publish and launch applications that are installed in virtual Windows XP directly from the Windows 7 desktop, the same way they were installed in the Windows 7 host itself. It also provides 'Cut and paste' option among your Windows 7 host and any virtual machine. You could also access the known folders of your Windows 7 such as My Documents, Desktop, Music, Pictures, and Video from inside the virtual Windows environment like Windows XP Mode.
Virtual PC benefits
Users could easily access USB devices connected to the host directly from virtual Windows XP. These devices comprise printers and scanners, flash memory/sticks and external hard disks, digital cameras, and more. You could print directly to your printer from your flawless application or virtual machine.
While configuring the Virtual PC set up, there is a possibility of data loss in your computer. The applications that you were working on before starting the configuration process might also get lost. Sometimes, the configuration might not be completed or stop midway. So, prior to installing Virtual PC, it is suggested that you need to create the backup of your files in a distant location. It is also recommended that you stop any job application or other installation procedure. If your system is installed with the previous virtual PC version, it is suggested that you remove it from the system. In addition to this, you have to ensure that the Host machine resources are properly specified and you also need to allocate suitable resources to your guest Operating System. If you don't, your installed Operating Systems might suffer from low resources.