Windows Virtual PC hyperlink not working

Windows Virtual PC hyperlink not working

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Ok, so I was excited about my new 64 bit laptop and I wanted to try and install the SharePoint 2010 beta on it.  Knowing that it could only be installed on a 64 bit machine and wanting to get familiar with the new Windows 7 features, I gave Windows Virtual PC a try.  Having being familiar with most other Virtual Machine client & server apps (VMWare, VPC, Virtual Server, VMWare Server, etc…), I ran the Windows Virtual PC client and the link was not working, or so I thought.  It turns out that Windows Virtual PC is integrated into the Windows 7 explorer shell and each time I clicked the link it was just going to the same Explorer window for Windows Virtual PC (which was hidden behind a bunch of other windows).

I took some screenshots of my Windows Virtual PC install experience (which was a big waste of time).  In the process, I found out that Windows Virtual PC images do not support 64bit OS’s, which sucks [1].  I think I’m going to stick to old faithful VMWare from this point forward which seems to work great for everything.

In start –> Programs, click the Windows Virtual PC

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It opens the Virtual Machine Explore

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Click on the “Create virtual machine” link and follow the steps

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Open the VM in explorer view by double clicking or clicking open in the explorer shell

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[1] http://www.khamis.net/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=7

 

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