"run4it" <run4it@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I'm at my wits end trying to find a solution. VPCs are new to me, so
> someone has an idea. Host: Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Guest XP Pro. I
> up the VPC because I have an old navigation program (ChartView Planner)
> won't install on the new 64-bit box. I installed ChartView on the guest,
> there is a particular map, that everytime I access it and move it around
> zoom in, I get a General Protection Fault error. This did not happen on my
> old box. I have reinstalled numerous times, I have increased RAM to 2GB.
> don't know what else to do.
It's important to remember that, apart from the CPU and RAM, all of the
"hardware" inside a virtual machine is emulated, and some of this emulated
hardware is not very modern, particularly the graphics card. Are you sure
that the app in question doesn't need more sophisticated graphics than are
available with the emulated S3 Trio? From your description, that sounds very
much like it could be the case, in which case, regrettably VPC isn't the
solution for you... FWIW, all other software virtualisation products (VMWare
etc) work in a similar way...
> I haven't tried a dual boot. Don't know how to do that
Dual booting involves installing another operating system in a different
partition on the same machine. This partition could be on your primary hard
disk, or on a secondary hard disk. If on your primary hard disk, you'll need
to invest in a partitioning program such as Partition Magic which can
partition your disk without destroying its existing contents. Once you have
the second partition available, it's a simple matter of installing the other
operating system on it. Modern OS like XP Pro will "see" the two partitions
during installation and ask you which one it should install itself onto.
Then, at bootup time, you'll be presented with a menu asking you which OS
you want to use.
The advantage of this, in your particular case, is that it will almost
certainly allow your old app to work. The disadvantage, of course, is that
(unlike with VPC) both OS can't be running at the same time...
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