You don't need 2008 Hyper-V on the Laptop for a Lab. You can leave the
laptop completely unmolested,...just install VirtualPC on the Laptop. Then
run whatever you want to run in VirtualPC. It can pretty much run any OS in
a VM that you can throw at it,...including Linux and Unix variations.
VirtualPC does not have "snapshots",...but it has "undo disks" which is a
similar concept,...but it gives only one place to go back to rather than
Both VirtualPC and VirtualServer are free.
They will not run on "Home Editions" of the OS,...it must be a Professional
Windows7 already includes a newer version of VirtualPC right out of the box.
The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
"Stuart" <Stuart@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Thanks everyone.
> In the end I've bought a Packard Bell laptop with 4GB of RAM and Athlon x2
> QL-65 Processors. I checked the AMD site and it is listed as X64 and AMD-V
> compliant. Also the 70-680 Training manual arrived today and actually
> in the lab setup section that a pc with 4GB and dual cores would be able
> host the VM's needed for the labwork.
> Now I can't decide whether I should charge ahead and install Server 2008
> with Hyper-V and host the W7 VM's in there, so as to also have access to
> Server 2008 R2 while I'm doing 70-680. The moment I pass 70-680 I want to
> start the core exams for MCITP-Enterprise Administrator, so it might be a
> good idea.
> Thanks again,