November 2009

Microsoft released their own hardware assisted virtualization (HAV) tool. Previously, I used Steve Gibson’s tool over at http://www.grc.com/. You can grab Microsoft’s tool it’s about 173KB. Note: For Microsoft’s tool, XP Professional SP2 and SP3 is supported along with Vista SP1 and SP2 Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise and Ultimate. Grab Steve Gibson’s tool…

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After you convert a drive to a virtual hard disk and mount it in Virtual PC 2007, during bootup it may just give you a blank screen. The only solution I’ve found to get past this is by replacing hal.dll with halacpi.dll from the operating system’s source CD. Start up your Virtual PC 2007. Select…

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