Effective immediately, you can now download Virtual PC 2004 SP1 from www.microsoft.com/virtualpc. When we release Virtual PC 2007 early next year, this too will be free. This brings parity with the changes for Virtual Server 2005 R2 earlier this year. The main change Virtual PC 2007 will bring is the ability to support 64-bit Windows Vista hosts. Note, guests will still be 32-bit only, but Windows Vista will be supported as a guest.
There is also a licensing change for Windows Vista Enterprise customers where the license will now permit the installation of up to 4 copies of the OS into VMs - this is for a single user on a single device. The licensing change is specific in that it requires Windows Vista Enterprise to be deployed on the host machine itself. If you buy Windows Vista Enterprise but use XP for example on the host, a license for each copy of Windows Vista Enterprise installed in the VM is required - in other words, in this circumstance, the 4 VM change does not apply.
So a few important points to additionally note:
As John, Keith&nbsp;and others are reporting Virtual PC is now free, the download and full details are&nbsp;here:...
Is the Mac version of VPC also available for free?
Hi Mark - No, I don't believe so. The VPC Macintosh product is run out of a seperate group so I've no insight into whether they are considering this.