Microsoft has made the full version of Virtual PC 2007 available for download from their web site. The site also has a good demo video showing the capabilities of Virtual PC 2007.
The program is available in both 32- and 64-bit versions, and is supported on most versions of Windows XP (except Home and Media Center Edition), Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista. The file is around a 30MB download and requires a 400MHz or faster (1GHz recommended) processor and enough RAM to support the desired configuration for the guest operating system plus the host.
Use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 to run multiple operating systems at the same time on the same physical computer. Switch between virtual machines with the click of a button. Use virtual machines to run legacy applications, provide support, train users, and enhance quality assurance.
Microsoft first announced that they would be giving away Virtual PC for free last July, when they made Virtual PC 2004 SP1 available on their web site. The new version adds the following features:
- Support for Windows Vista as a host
- Support for Windows Vista as a guest
- Support for Windows Vista 64-bit as a host
- Improved performance compared to Virtual PC 2004