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Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 very slow network access

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John Daintree

#1
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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John Daintree

#2
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
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> 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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K

Karl E. Peterson

#3
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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Bo Berglund

#4
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?

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John Daintree

#5
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
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> 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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K

Karl E. Peterson

#6
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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John Daintree

#7
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
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> 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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lenkd

New Member
#8
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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