On Fri, 07 Aug 2009 16:56:29 +0200, d d <go_on_try_and_sp@xxxxxx_me.com>
>Wow. I used to think Windows Vista was slow, but now I've tried Windows
>7 it's taken slowness to a whole new level. It's a massive gain over
>Vista assuming slowness was their ultimate goal. You click on things,
>nothing happens at all, you escape on menus and they take 3 seconds to
>disappear. You find tooltips that stay on screen forever and won't go
>away whatever you try. Applications take forever to try.
>The spec I gave the VM was 1GB of RAM and a 32GB VHD and it runs like
>it's got a 386 processor. All my other VMs run much much faster (95, 98,
>Me, 2000, XP) and even Vista runs much faster (only one 'much' for Vista).
>I managed to successfully avoid Vista on my machines thanks to there
>being enough hardware vendors that sold with XP still. I hope I can
>continue that through the life of Windows 7 too. Maybe Windows 8 will go
>back to being a fast OS.
When you create a virtual machine for Win7 you need to select *VISTA*
as the template operating system. This makes VPC2007SP1 create
emulated hardware that somehow is adapted to both Vista and Win7. If
you fail to do this the virtual machine will never be usable (too
If "Other" is selected the result is utterly unusable....
Now that you have already created the virtual machine you can do the
following in order not to lose time:
1) Shut down Win7 completely
2) Create a new virtual machine using the wizard and specify VISTA as
the target OS.
3) Give it LOTS of RAM, the more the better.
4) When you reach the virtual hard disk step then point to the VHD you
have already created (or a copy tghereof if you are very cautious).
5) Once you have finished you should install the additions for Vista
in the virtual machine, this gives it a boost too.
With the steps above you will probably get decent performance, but not
Oh, by the way, enabling hardware virtualization for this guest may
also speed it up. I cannot check this because my PC is not VT