With our recent update to Windows Virtual PC that allows it to run on systems without hardware virtualization support – I have been flooded by a stream of people asking what hardware it will run on / if it will run on their system.
The short answer is: If it can run Windows 7, it can run Windows Virtual PC. Note that Windows 7 has a requirement of needing a 1GHz processor – so that should help you qualify your system.
To drive this point home, I provide the following bit of evidence:
This is a photo of OS/2 Warp 3 running on Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 on my Dell Vostro A90 netbook (the Vostro A90 is basically the business version of the Dell Mini 9). This is a system with an Intel Atom N270 processor – which means it runs at 1.60 GHz and has no hardware virtualization support.
And as you can see – it works just fine.
P.S. Friday afternoon nerd challenge: Can you identify all the hardware that is sitting in the background / around the netbook?