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I don't get it. Why did they set such limitation? Just want to know the reason. Maybe it can be hacked somehow?

  • Virtual PC version: latest Windows Virtual PC
  • Host OS: Windows 7 x64
  • Guest OS: Windows XP Professional
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MS Virtual PC Version? Host OS Version? Virtual Guest OS Version? – Helvick Jan 12 '11 at 9:38
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The virtual machine model they use doesn't have a large enough frame buffer and the paravirtualised video driver knows this. There may be a hack but it would risk VM instability, personally I'd just pick up one of the other virtualisation solutions such as virtualbox, vmware workstation/server etc.

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What's the best choice for migration on your opinion? – Andrew Jan 12 '11 at 11:25
I'm a VMWare-guy myself, you might even be able to open up the VirtualPC file itself actually. – Chopper3 Jan 12 '11 at 18:29

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