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Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 very slow network access

  1. #1


    John Daintree Guest

    Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 very slow network access

    Hello All,

    I'm running Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 RTM. (4 cores, 64 bit, 8G RAM)

    I've created an XP VM but the VM's network performance back to the host
    machine is really slow. A similar VM on an XP host (via Virtual PC 2007)
    performs much better network-wise (orders of magnitude better probably).

    I'm not running this in "XP mode" (at least I don't think I am), I just want
    a VM to test software installs on.

    I've installed the "Integration features". I dunno what else to pursue.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    John.


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  2. #2


    John Daintree Guest

    Re: Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 very slow network access

    OK, worked around it, uninstalled Windows Virtual PC (y'know , the new
    Windows 7 one), and installed Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (y'know, the old
    one). This one seems to work and does all I need.

    Don't get me started....

    /john.

    "John Daintree" <johnd@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:e7BxrKOTKHA.4704@newsgroup

    > Hello All,
    >
    > I'm running Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 RTM. (4 cores, 64 bit, 8G RAM)
    >
    > I've created an XP VM but the VM's network performance back to the host
    > machine is really slow. A similar VM on an XP host (via Virtual PC 2007)
    > performs much better network-wise (orders of magnitude better probably).
    >
    > I'm not running this in "XP mode" (at least I don't think I am), I just
    > want a VM to test software installs on.
    >
    > I've installed the "Integration features". I dunno what else to pursue.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > John.

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  3. #3


    Karl E. Peterson Guest

    Re: Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 very slow network access

    John Daintree wrote:

    > OK, worked around it, uninstalled Windows Virtual PC (y'know , the new
    > Windows 7 one), and installed Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (y'know, the old
    > one). This one seems to work and does all I need.
    >
    > Don't get me started....
    Argh! I do appreciate hearing this, as I'm about to go down that path.

    So (anyone) what does the new one offer, other than USB support, that I'd be losing?
    --
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    http://vfred.mvps.org



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  4. #4


    Bo Berglund Guest

    Re: Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 very slow network access

    On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:20:31 -0700, "Karl E. Peterson"
    <karl@newsgroup> wrote:

    >John Daintree wrote:

    >> OK, worked around it, uninstalled Windows Virtual PC (y'know , the new
    >> Windows 7 one), and installed Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (y'know, the old
    >> one). This one seems to work and does all I need.
    >>
    >> Don't get me started....
    >
    >Argh! I do appreciate hearing this, as I'm about to go down that path.
    >
    >So (anyone) what does the new one offer, other than USB support, that I'd be losing?
    The possibility to run a *single* program inside the virtual machine
    and only show this program's window on the Win7 desktop, not the
    entire viurtual machine desktop?

    --

    Bo Berglund (Sweden)

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  5. #5


    John Daintree Guest

    Re: Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 very slow network access

    Hopefully an update will fix the performance problems.

    For my use though, I'm just testing software builds and installations, so I
    don't need any of that "new" stuff.

    /john

    "Bo Berglund" <boberglund@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:ljhtd5577ourfgheqh32n05bucupnc8cbc@newsgroup

    > On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:20:31 -0700, "Karl E. Peterson"
    > <karl@newsgroup> wrote:
    >

    >>John Daintree wrote:

    >>> OK, worked around it, uninstalled Windows Virtual PC (y'know , the new
    >>> Windows 7 one), and installed Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (y'know, the old
    >>> one). This one seems to work and does all I need.
    >>>
    >>> Don't get me started....
    >>
    >>Argh! I do appreciate hearing this, as I'm about to go down that path.
    >>
    >>So (anyone) what does the new one offer, other than USB support, that I'd
    >>be losing?
    >
    > The possibility to run a *single* program inside the virtual machine
    > and only show this program's window on the Win7 desktop, not the
    > entire viurtual machine desktop?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bo Berglund (Sweden)

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  6. #6


    Karl E. Peterson Guest

    Re: Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 very slow network access

    Bo Berglund wrote:

    >>> OK, worked around it, uninstalled Windows Virtual PC (y'know , the new
    >>> Windows 7 one), and installed Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (y'know, the old
    >>> one). This one seems to work and does all I need.
    >>>
    >>> Don't get me started....
    >>
    >>Argh! I do appreciate hearing this, as I'm about to go down that path.
    >>
    >>So (anyone) what does the new one offer, other than USB support, that I'd be
    >>losing?
    >
    > The possibility to run a *single* program inside the virtual machine
    > and only show this program's window on the Win7 desktop, not the
    > entire viurtual machine desktop?
    That's somewhat intriguing. What are you doing, maximizing the app within the VM?
    Any links that I could use to get a better idea about this feature?
    --
    ..NET: It's About Trust!
    http://vfred.mvps.org



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  7. #7


    John Daintree Guest

    Re: Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 very slow network access

    Hi Karl,

    I don't think I'm doing anything unusual. I start the VM, which is a fairly
    "clean" XP installation, and then launch our install bootstrapper , which is
    just a dialog based (so not full screen) installer. The bootstrap binary is
    located on our local network. It takes an age for the install GUI to show,
    and then installing the MSIs (also on the network drive) takes even longer.

    I'm assuming an update to Windows 7 will fix this, but I'll probably not
    notice now that I've un-installed Windows Virtual PC.

    If I stumble across anythng online I'll post it here.


    /john



    "Karl E. Peterson" <karl@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:#HsJT0nUKHA.4780@newsgroup

    > Bo Berglund wrote:

    >>>> OK, worked around it, uninstalled Windows Virtual PC (y'know , the new
    >>>> Windows 7 one), and installed Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (y'know, the
    >>>> old
    >>>> one). This one seems to work and does all I need.
    >>>>
    >>>> Don't get me started....
    >>>
    >>>Argh! I do appreciate hearing this, as I'm about to go down that path.
    >>>
    >>>So (anyone) what does the new one offer, other than USB support, that I'd
    >>>be
    >>>losing?
    >>
    >> The possibility to run a *single* program inside the virtual machine
    >> and only show this program's window on the Win7 desktop, not the
    >> entire viurtual machine desktop?
    >
    > That's somewhat intriguing. What are you doing, maximizing the app within
    > the VM? Any links that I could use to get a better idea about this
    > feature?
    > --
    > .NET: It's About Trust!
    > http://vfred.mvps.org
    >

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    Re: Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 very slow network access

    I have the same exact problem you cant opperate a bitt torrent inside them anymore because the network access is so horrible. and simple filesharing become unstable and explorer crashes while testing software builds of my network apps.

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Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 very slow network access

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