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01-12-04, 08:40
Hi Sim Joseph http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
You've probably already come accross THIS (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx)
I don't know much about it - do you know if this would get around having a dual boot - i.e could you run a virtual pc with win 98 on an xp system?
Thx foir the help. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

01-12-04, 09:10
Yes jjohn i read about it in a computermagazine a year ago. They explained all the steps to do it. I don't remember if it said it worked with W98 though... I still have the magazine but i would have to search in a huge pile.
I hope someone comes along who actually has experience with it.

01-12-04, 09:13
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=360cafd6- 5098-4c64-9ca7-a30f225859f6&DisplayLang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=360cafd6-5098-4c64-9ca7-a30f225859f6&DisplayLang=en)
</font> Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Professional Edition , Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional Edition , Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2</font>

[ 01. December 2004, 10:14: Message edited by: joseph ]

01-12-04, 09:17
Virtual PC Evaluation Guide

VirtualPCEvalGuide.doc (http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/6/e/76e16a4c-8f63-4042-b2e0-cdeb41581426/VirtualPCEvaluationGuide.doc)
2.78 MB 13 min @ 28.8 Kbps
Microsoft Word file

01-12-04, 09:25

Windows XP with two virtual machines open: Windows NT Workstation 4.0 and Windows 98. Yes jjohn, as you can see in the doc file, it is possible. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

01-12-04, 09:28
Users can install any of the following Microsoft operating systems in their virtual machines: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Windows NT®, Windows 2000, Windows XP and MS-DOS®. They can also install numerous third-party operating systems, including IBM OS/2, Red Hat Linux, Novell NetWare and others, although OS/2 Warp Version 4 Fix Pack 15, OS/2 Warp Convenience Pack 1 and OS/2 Warp Convenience Pack 2 are the only supported non-Microsoft guest operating systems. And customers can install Windows Server™ operating systems. The Macintosh system is supported by Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac 6.1, which was released in August 2003.

Almost any application that users install on a virtual machine works normally, including business, education, entertainment, Internet and other software. Devices that users connect to their physical computers, such as printers, modems and CD-ROM drives, work normally in their virtual machines. Standard Universal Serial Bus (USB) input devices such as keyboards and mice are supported through PS/2 emulation, but Virtual PC does not support USB devices that require their own drivers. Virtual machines also don’t see the PC’s hardware video card as a native device, so users can't install their own video card drivers. Nor are SCSI devices supported in a virtual machine.

01-12-04, 10:35
VMWare (http://www.vmware.com/) is still much better alternative ;)

01-12-04, 10:44
For VMWare screenshots, click here (http://www.vmware.com/products/desktop/ws_screens.html) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

01-12-04, 11:34
Looks very good, Bokkie. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif