Supported Guest Operating Systems in Virtual PC
This article provides some information about supported Guest Operating Systems in Virtual PC.
Original product version: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Original KB number: 831461
This article discusses the operating systems that Windows Virtual PC supports.
You can use the following operating systems as a guest operating system in a guest PC:
|Operating System||Virtual PC 2007 32-bit||Windows Virtual PC 32-bit|
|Windows 7 Ultimate||No||Yes|
|Windows 7 Enterprise||No||Yes|
|Windows 7 Professional||No||Yes|
|Windows 7 Home Premium||No||Yes|
|Windows 7 Home Basic||No||Yes|
|Windows 7 Starter||No||No|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)||No||No|
|Windows Vista Ultimate||Yes||Yes|
|Windows Vista Enterprise||Yes||Yes|
|Windows Vista Business||Yes||Yes|
|Windows Vista Home Premium||Yes||No|
|Windows Vista Home Basic||Yes||No|
|Windows Vista Starter||Yes||No|
|Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition||Yes||No|
|Windows XP Professional||Yes||Yes|
|Windows XP Tablet PC Edition||Yes||No|
|Windows XP Media Center Edition||No||No|
|Windows XP Home Edition||Yes||No|
|Windows XP Starter||Yes||No|
|Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition||Yes||No|
Additionally, you can install most x86-based operating systems in the Windows Virtual PC environment. For technical issues with third-party operating systems, contact the operating system vendor for support. Support for Microsoft operating systems whose lifecycles have ended may be limited or not available. Microsoft provides support for technical issues with the Windows Virtual PC program, regardless of the installed guest operating system.
For information about how to install any of these guest operating systems on a virtual machine, see the Windows Virtual PC documentation.
Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC frequently asked questions:
For information about guest operating systems that are supported on a Hyper-V virtual machine, see following Knowledge Base article:
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