Windows Virtual PC

What is Windows Virtual PC?

The Microsoft Windows Virtual PC is a virtualization application exclusively for the Microsoft Windows family. It replaces the Microsoft Virtual PC, which is in itself based from the Connectix Virtual PC). Although there is initial support for the Mac, it has been effectively discontinued, and Linux support remains questionable (and not officially supported). Today, the Windows Virtual PC is free software and does not work on earlier Windows versions, only working on Windows 7 (and later, such as the upcoming Windows 8 OS), and does not support MS-DOS and does not support the virtualization of programs for operating systems older than Windows XP Professional SP3. There are, however, older versions of the Virtual PC available for download, should one choose to emulate older programs or devices.

As a virtualization application, the Windows Virtual PC emulates, or "virtualizes", a PC and its associated hardware, which is useful for running a program that would otherwise not run (or run, but with several errors) on newer operating systems, such as Windows 7. The Windows XP Mode is part of the Virtual PC suite, which is a component that contains a full and licensed copy of Windows XP Professional that runs inside a virtual machine environment for Windows 7.

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File types supported by Windows Virtual PC

Our users primarily use Windows Virtual PC to open these file types:

About file types supported by Windows Virtual PC aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

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