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Solved: virtual pc 2004

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by germanic, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. germanic

    germanic Thread Starter

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    Hello, I just installed virtual pc 2004 and when i tried to start the virtual OS, it says reboot and select proper boot device, anybody have any ideas what i am doing wrong, thanks
     
  2. JohnWill

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    You have no virtual machine built, the simulated BIOS is trying to boot. You have to do an installation of the "guest" O/S into the VM.

    Why not use VPC 2007, since it's available for free download?
     
  3. germanic

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    Hello john, vpc 2007 sounds like a good alternative, but i am not ready to let this virtual pc beat me just yet.
     
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    That's not the reason I suggested it. If you load VPC 2007 and just start it up, you'll get the exact same reaction. You didn't read the first sentence of my post. Does this look familiar? This is after creating a new VM and not yet installing anything into it. Perfectly normal.
     

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    ahhhh i see
     
  6. germanic

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    when you say installing into it, how do i go about doing that. thanks
     
  7. germanic

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    John, I found a site that explains it, I did not understand that i would need the actual windows disks.
     
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    VPC, or any other VM software like VMWARE, simply give you a "virtual" machine to run software on. You need to actually do the installation on the virtual machine to use it. The beauty of virtual machines is it's a common configuration, so you can simply transfer the virtual machine to other computer running the same VM and run them there. It's real handy for doing stuff like tinkering with Linux without creating a dual boot, for instance.
     
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    I got it now, Thank you so much for the help.
     
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    You're welcome.

    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the top of the page in the upper right corner.© :)
     
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