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  1. bill53

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    1. Will Win VM run in XP home?

    2. Can you exch data between virtual OS partition and physical host partition?

    3. Is it possible to run printer driver and scanner twain driver from within VM partition to send/rec data to physical USB all-in-one printer/scanner?
     
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    According to the Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 System Requirements, the answer is no. However, I seem to recall that people have run it under XP-Home, but it's not a supported configuration.

    You can exchange data, I have a folder that appears as a network disk in my VPC sessions that you can read/write from each side. You can also simply network to any shared drives on either side of the "fence".

    I don't think you can run that printer and scanner from the VPC session, at least I don't believe that's an option. Might be an interesting test...
     
  3. bill53

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    Thanks for link to VM sys req page.

    If I could run my old prn/scan from a VM it would free up an extra machine for Linux
    Maybe I should run Ubu inside XP instead. ~8~
     
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    Well, don't look to VM as a miracle cure for all your computing ills. :)

    I have 2gigs on this machine, because virtual machines really chew up the memory.
     
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    VMWARE isn't going to make a huge difference, and you have to pay for it. :)
     
  7. DaveBurnett

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    No you do NOT have to pay for it.
    But it IS supported on XP Home
     
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    You can get the full VMWARE, not just the reader for free? Where?
     
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    Right, but not the VMWARE console to easily create new virtual machines. ;)
     
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    Didn't someone create a 3rd party utility to do that though.

    I think VMware is still going to stay strong. Lots of people are creating VMware appliances now. Cool stuff.
     
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    You do it with VMWare Server.
    I know 'cause I've got the tee shirt.
     
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    I was looking over the selection of pre-configured appliance VM's at VMWARE, quite a list! :)
     
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    If you pick one that is close to what you want , you can run it under player and install and delete from it. You just have to be careful about the Virtual devices. After all a Virtual Machine is just a standard shell that is defined at build time.
    I've built Virtual 98se systems for people that need a pukka Windows environment for specialist devices to run in a Linux machine.
     
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    I have both VMWARE and VPC running here. I like VPC for the Windows stuff, works pretty well. VMWARE does better for Linux.
     
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