Running Windows XP Tablet Edition under Virtual PC

To be honest – I had never thought about installing Windows XP Tablet Edition under Virtual PC.  That is until someone emailed me letting me know that it worked (thanks Paul Langton).  This is actually pretty cool for two reasons:



  1. If a user is running Virtual PC on a tablet PC they can install Windows XP Tablet Edition inside of Virtual PC and continue to user pen input inside of the virtual machine.

  2. If you are a developer and you want to quickly test if your application works well with tablet editions of Windows – you can now do so without having to setup another computer.

And here you can see it running:

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I must say that I was amazed by the level of writing recognition – as Windows was even able to interpret my ‘bad mouse writing’ without a problem.


Cheers,
Ben