Creating A Virtual Machine
Creating a virtual machine is a rather simple procedure with Windows Virtual PC - once installed, it is ready to receive any number of Windows operating systems.
01. Open the Windows Virtual PC folder in the All Programs menu and click the "Windows Virtual PC" link.
02. Click on the "Create virtual machine" button on the toolbar.
03. Enter a unique name for the Virtual Machine and in the "Location:" field, leave the default storage location or select a storage location of your choice by clicking the "Browse..." button. Click the "Next" button to proceed.
04. Enter how much of your RAM (1 GB = 1024 MB) you want to be used by the virtual machine and then check the "Use computer on network connections" box if you would like the virtual machine to have network or internet access. Click on the "Next" button to proceed.
05. Select "Create a dynamically expanding virtual hard disk" (recommended) if you wish to have the disk size expand as you add to it. Ensure the "Name" and "Location" are correct.
Undo Disks is a feature that saves changes to a virtual machine in a separate undo disk file in case you want to reverse the changes. The Undo Disks setting applies to all virtual hard disks attached to the virtual machine. Select if you wish to have this option enabled.
Note: Windows Virtual PC only supports using a VHD up to 127 GB (130,048 MB) for a dynamic VHD, and up to 41 GB (42,023) for a fixed VHD. Any larger and you will not be able access the VM from within Windows Virtual PC.
Click the "Create" button.
You will be presented with the above image. The virtual machine is now ready to install an operating system on to it.