Here’s a release that will make many of you very, very happy. If you’ve installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 as a guest operating system in a virtual machine, you’ve no doubt noticed that the performance of the virtual machine is incredibly poor (and I’m being nice). Well, you can now download Virtual PC 2004 Service Pack 1, which will fix that very annoying issue. Here’s the summary:
Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains the latest software updates for Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 that improve the reliability, performance and manageability of Virtual PC. Updates have been made to improve the performance of Windows XP Service Pack 2 as a guest in Virtual PC, to improve the manageability of virtual machines when used with SMS 2003 Service Pack 1, and to provide support for running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition as the host operating system.
My virtual machine images have become useful again!