Richard Wurdack on Profiling, Virtual PC’s and Blue Screens

Richard Wurdack has posted some information (part 1 here and part 2 here) on why you can't use the profiling tools on a virtual machine.

“I'm so pleased.  Someone did something exciting and dangerous with the profiler.  In case you're not reading the newsgroups, an intrepid customer tried to profile on a Virtual PC, and discovered that it only leads to pain and misery via the BSOD.”

Comments (2)
  1. brady gaster says:

    Okay – so what’s the solution for those of us who haven’t any other option and need the ability of using these tools? Are we forced to being required to install the studio package into a native hard drive, thereby risking life and limb in terms of being able to "back off of" Whidbey at a later date?

  2. You won’t be able to use Sample Based profiling, but there is a workaround for using Instrumentation on the Virtual PC.


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