Portable Virtual PC.

There actually exists a portable version of Microsoft’s Virtual PC in which you can run your virtual machines virtually anywhere from your USB drive. You will need Virtual PC already installed on your hard drive so the launcher can copy over the needed files to your USB drive. After that’s done, you’re all set to go. You just need to remember to save your virtual machines to the My Virtual Machines folder on the USB drive rather than the hard drive.
I gave this a try and was impressed with how well it ran. I was able to create a virtual machine running MS-DOS and it ran without any problems.
This is a prime example of what AutoIt can do. The source code for the launcher is included.

One thought on “Portable Virtual PC.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s