Supported Guest Operating Systems in Windows Virtual PC

Applies to: Windows Virtual PCMicrosoft Virtual PC 2007 Service Pack 1


This article discusses the operating systems that Windows Virtual PC supports.

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You can use the following operating systems as a guest operating system in a guest PC:
Virtual PC 2007Windows Virtual PC
Operating System32-bit32-bit
Windows 7 UltimateNoYes
Windows 7 EnterpriseNoYes
Windows 7 ProfessionalNoYes
Windows 7 Home PremiumNoYes
Windows 7 Home BasicNoYes
Windows 7 StarterNoNo
Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)NoNo
Windows Vista UltimateYesYes
Windows Vista EnterpriseYesYes
Windows Vista BusinessYesYes
Windows Vista Home PremiumYesNo
Windows Vista Home BasicYesNo
Windows Vista StarterYesNo
Windows Server 2008 Standard EditionYesNo
Windows XP ProfessionalYesYes
Windows XP Tablet PC EditionYesNo
Windows XP Media Center EditionNoNo
Windows XP Home EditionYesNo
Windows XP StarterYesNo
Windows Server 2003 Standard EditionYesNo
Additionally, you can install most x86-based operating systems in the Windows Virtual PC environment. For technical issues with third-party operating systems, contact the operating system vendor for support. Support for Microsoft operating systems whose lifecycles have ended may be limited or not available. Microsoft provides support for technical issues with the Windows Virtual PC program, regardless of the installed guest operating system.

For information about how to install any of these guest operating systems on a virtual machine, see the Windows Virtual PC documentation.

Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC frequently asked questions:

For information about guest operating systems that are supported on a Hyper-V virtual machine, see following Knowledge Base article:

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