Perhaps they should have. I have spent about 2 weeks (not full time of
course) trying to get to the stage where I am confident of running my work PC
on my laptop in the event of a disaster (new Lenovo, 64 bit Visa business,
VPC2007) or at least running some essential stuff and am not there yet by a
From what I have seen VPC2007 should stay off off broadway, way down in some
basement with an audience of 2.
I have many years IT experience (no not admin stuff which would help of
course) in software development, management etc and I am very very
dissapointed with this product - I understand now why it is free and I feared
this might be the case when I started this excercise.
BTW why this concept of VM Additions - from what I can see that it adds it
should just come standard with VPC. After all it knows what guest OS one is
trying to install cause it asks.
"Bill Grant" wrote:
> "ThomasAJ" <ThomasAJ@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > Ran Setup.exe in the CD, says it completed normally and required a
> > restart, I hit restart, it went to "Windows is shutting down...and
> > nothing...would not close down. I closed down via the console. Started it
> > again and is sitting on starting up (ie XP logo and status bar underneath
> > moving horizontally).
> > Never went to logon.
> > I started in SAFE mode, unchecked VMUSRVC.EXE in Msconfig/startup..still
> > would not start properly.
> > I did restore to VMA install point, restarted, no good.
> > --
> > Regards
> > Tom
> You certainly have a knack. I personally think that Microsoft should
> employ you as a tester!