Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (service pack 1):Free download and emulate virtual machines

Virtual PC 2007 (VPC 2007) SP1 (service pack 1), for both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) OS versions, is now available from microsoft. Virtual PC 2007 (VPC 2007) SP1 is available as a free download.

Virtual PC 2007 (VPC 2007) SP1:

Virtual PC 2007 (VPC 2007) SP1 allows you to emulate (simulate?) one or more virtual machines, running the same or different versions of windows operating systems like vista, XP, Windows server 2003 etc., on a single computer system or PC.

Virtual PC allows you to maintain the compatibility of legacy and custom applications during migration to new operating systems.

Virtual PC 2007 (VPC 2007) SP1, thus help you to run applications that are, say, not yet vista compatible, in windows XP environment, on the same computer system/PC. Virtual PC 2007 (VPC 2007) SP1 is very useful to run legacy applications that run on older versions of windows operating systems.

Host and Guest Operating Systems supported by Virtual PC 2007 SP1:

Virtual PC 2007 SP1 has included support for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 as host and guest operating systems.

Additonal Guest Operating Systems supported by Virtual PC 2007 SP1:

  • Windows Vista® Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista® Business Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista® Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server® 2008 Standard
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3

Additional Host Operating Systems supported by Virtual PC 2007 SP1:

  • Windows Vista® Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista® Business Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista® Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3

Thus you can run the virtualization environment if you’re using the specified Host operating systems, and emulate amy of the Guest Operating Systems supported by Virtual PC 2007 SP1.

Like its predecessor, Virtual PC 2007 SP1 does not officially support Windows XP Home Edition or Windows Vista Home Premium or Home Basic. But Virtual PC 2007 SP1 it will run fine on those operating systems except for a warning message telling you that you’re using an unsupported OS when you install Virtual PC 2007 SP1.

Free download 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions of Virtual PC 2007 SP1:

Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (Service Pack 1) 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) available for free download from Microsoft.You can also download the release notes for Virtual PC 2007 Service Pack 1.

The setup installer is a standalone installation package, but can also be used directly to upgrade the existing installation copy of Virtual PC 2007.

limitations of Virtual PC 2007 SP1:

Virtual PC 2007 SP1, like its predecessor, still doesn’t provide support for Aero graphics. Thus any Vista VM will be stuck with the Windows Vista Basic theme. It also does not support external USB devices (except for keyboards and mouse, of course). this would limit using a Virtual PC VM to directly access a USB device.

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 console

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 settings

The following is a tutorial on installing Virtual PC 2007

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