Talk:Virtual PC

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There's so much wrong with this article... VPC is not an emulator (it is a hypervisor, which is an important difference), nor does it "emulate Windows". Also, it can run on Windows 7 normally if you rename the setup and main EXEs (I would hardly call this a patch), and it can run on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8 and 8.1 as well as 32-bit Windows 10 after replacing vmm.sys with a newer version. It won't run on 64-bit Windows 10, though.

So please check what you write before spreading such horrible misinformation. --Overdoze (talk) 08:26, 4 November 2017 (GMT)

I think both of you could use some help with "misinformation"! The most fitting term would be a Virtualization platform, as the Mac build of Virtual PC is actually an x86 PC emulator running on top of PowerPC, and early Windows versions (VPC 2004) used dynamic recompilation for real/kernel mode instructions, with all else running natively. VPC 2007 and higher uses VT-x and acts more akin to modern hypervisors. All the versions still count as a Type-II hypervisor, but it's still important to make the distinctions. —Foxlet (talk) 14:58, 4 November 2017 (GMT)

Actually yes, you are correct. I completely forgot about the Mac version and somehow thought this was about VPC on Windows only (which is not an emulator in any case). I stand corrected. --Overdoze (talk) 16:21, 4 November 2017 (GMT)

WHICH ONE ARE WE TALKING ABOUT! --LilShootDawg (talk) 13:51, 6 November 2017 (GMT)

There's Virtual PC which is WinXP only and Virtual PC that can install the different oses. --LilShootDawg (talk) 16:33, 6 November 2017 (GMT)

You created the page, so you should know, right? Otherwise don't write stuff you're unfammiliar with. I politely suggest you do some research on this and get this page in proper order. --Overdoze (talk) 19:15, 6 November 2017 (GMT)

I know. I'm talking about the one that isn't locked to XP. LilShootDawg (talk) 13:46, 7 November 2017 (GMT)

I'd like to thank Jagan for improving the article and Foxlet for improving it and talking about it on the talk page. So i'd advise you to improve the article if you complain about it Overdoze. --LilShootDawg (talk) 16:10, 8 November 2017 (GMT)