Virtual Machines In Virtual PC 2007 Part IV

Your final step in the process of setting up a virtual machine and guest operating system is to install Virtual Machine Additions. This component provides features to improve the integration of a virtual machine running a Windows or OS/2 operating system.

Virtual Machine Additions includes the following features:

  • Drag and drop
  • Folder sharing
  • Integrated mouse
  • Optimized video drivers
  • Time synchronization
  • Clipboard sharing
  • Improved operating system performance
  • Dynamic resizing of the virtual machine window, which automatically adjusts the size of the guest operating system desktop
  • Sound driver compatible with Windows Vista

Virtual Machine Additions is available for the following versions of Windows:

  • Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate

Virtual Machine Additions is included with Virtual PC 2007 so you do not need to download any additional software. However, you do need to install it within each guest operating system.

To install Virtual Machine Additions:

  1. Open Virtual PC Console.
  2. Double click the appropriate virtual machine.
  3. Log onto the guest operating system with an administrative account.
  4. From the Action menu, click Install or Update Virtual Machine Additions.
  5. Click Continue to confirm your actions.
  6. Click Next when the Virtual Machine Additions InstallShield Wizard appears.
  7. Click Finish
  8. Click Yes to restart the virtual machine.

With these steps complete, you now have a fully functioning guest operating system running inside a Virtual PC 2007 virtual machine.

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  • akshay

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  • Rare Lam Siong Wai

    Thanks for your help…this post is really help because I don’t found any VM Addictions on other website even MS website.

  • Chance

    I am running XP Pro with Virtual PC 2007.
    I loaded Win98 & Off97 into the virtual machine.
    However when I try to get the security updates I get an errror thta the page cannot be displayed (after the scan starts).
    Any solutions?

  • http://none budi setiawan

    thanks for info..

    Cheers & Regards,

    budi

  • Gopal

    Thanks for the info. I am searching all over for the additions and come across this nice article.

  • sanjeet kumar

    thanks for help.