There is an interview with Scott Woodgate, published as press release on press pass entitled Helping Small Businesses With Windows 7 Professional and Windows XP Mode. After starting to speculate about this a little too soon, I want to clarify what the bits are. Because XP mode allows something which was previously only in MED-V, the term “Med-V Lite” has been used but this is an over simplification – perhaps misleadingly so. MED-V and Windows XP Mode service different audiences and solve different business problems:
Windows Virtual PC
Windows XP Mode
ComputerWorld have an interesting piece up about XP Mode for Windows 7. Saying that it “could create
I hinted in one of my final posts before holiday , that there would be some big announcements taking
To provide additional clarification: Does this new version of VPC run on Windows XP hosts or is Virtual PC 2007 the last version that will do that ?
It's not clear if it will run on earlier versions of Windows. Mary Jo Foley asked Scott Woodgate http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=2621
MJF: Will Virtual XP also work with Vista? If so, which SKUs? Will it be available for Vista in the same timeframe as for Win 7?
Woodgate: Windows XP Mode is a feature of Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise. It isn’t available for Windows Vista. Specifically, Software Assurance customers of Windows Vista are able to run this scenario due to the 4 VM (virtual machine) right in Software Assurance
That's not quite the same question: the XP virtual machine machine *might* only set itself up if running on 7. I haven't got a definite answer about the virtual PC part yet, but I'll check.
But MED-V still only supports 32-bit hosts, right? Limits the usefulness, as 64-bit gradually enters the desktop of power users who refuse to be confined by the odd 3GB of memory.
Jim, Virtual PC 2007 supports 64 bit according to what Scott Woodgate said, Med-V 1 remains 32 bit only, Med-V 2 will be 32 or 64 bit.
What's not clear is whether Med-V 2 will support 64 bit only platforms other than windows 7 and whether it will use Windows-Virtual-PC or Virtual-PC-2007 on those platforms.