Installing DOS additions under VPC 2007

MS-DOS is no longer officially supported under Virtual PC 2007, as such the DOS Virtual Machine Additions are not included with Virtual PC 2007.  However – if, like me, you want to run DOS on Virtual PC 2007 – you can get the DOS Additions by following this easy process:

  1. Download Virtual PC 2004 SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6d58729d-dfa8-40bf-afaf-20bcb7f01cd1&displaylang=en
  2. Extract the contents of the installer per this blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2007/01/08/extracting-files-from-the-virtual-pc-installer.aspx
  3. Grab the DOS Additions .VFD file and insert it into the floppy drive of your virtual machine under Virtual PC 2007.
  4. Run the install program from the floppy under the virtual machine.

As I have already mentioned – this is not supported – but should work fine.

Cheers,
Ben