not able to connect host pc & virtual pc & virtual pc performance is very low?

Hi Experts

             I am using a pc having intel 2ghz processor with 512Mb ram just now i installed virtual pc 2004
i am not able to connect my virtual pc to host pc & virtual pc is too slow
immediate responce i'll be appriciated
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Milan_OjhAsked:
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Hi!

Which OS is installed in guest machine? 512 MB is very small amount for running VirtualPC.
To enable networking, select guest machine in VirtualPC console, click Settings, click network adapters and select your network adapter.

HTH

Toni
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and235100Commented:
Not just the small amount of ram - but:
"celeron 2ghz" is your problem as well. These processors are severely underpowered - you really need at least a P4/Core/(or AMD equivalent) processor to take advantage of good virtual performance - Intel Core processors have virtualisation support/acceleration built in - which improves the performance of virtual machines somewhat.
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
and235100, I agree completely, that CPU is not adequate, but guest OS will run on slow CPU, if there is enough memory available. ;)
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and235100Commented:
Yes - but I have had Virtual Server 2005 running on a PC with 3Gb of ram - with 2Gb for the guest OS of 2003 Standard - and that should be plenty of ram - but using an old P4 - the performance of the guest OS was awful!
The cpu is still the most important factor for modern PCs today, whether for virtual or not - used to be the amount of RAM - but not anymore... (my opinion)

Since then - I use Vmware ESX, or for desktops - Workstation.


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Milan_OjhAuthor Commented:
Hi Experts
Xp has installed on guest machine
want step by step process to establish lan between guest & host
Thanks for comments
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Milan_OjhAuthor Commented:
Pls help me out i am not getting the proper responce

Thanks
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I don't know why you are using Virtual Pc 2004, instead of the improved product Virtual Pc 2007.  The internal help file documentation for VPC 2007 is Very Complete; perhaps that for VPC 2004 is, too.  If not, here are some MS articles about shared networking (network between guest and host machines):

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;833134
The virtual machine networking settings in Virtual PC 2004

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;825086
How to share a folder on a guest PC
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Milan_OjhAuthor Commented:
Lee thanks for comments but what is my problem is  on both machines i am using microsoft loop back adapter. Wheather i need to hav nic for my host pc & if some body can me tell step by step process i will be great apperecieted.

Thanks

I will get back to u ASAP
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kachal99Commented:
Ok may be this is what you need:
1) Install Microsoft loopback adapter on your host
2) Configure a Static IP on your host
3) On Virtual PC under Edit> Settings>Network> Select Microsoft Loopback
4) On virtual PC configure a Static IP with same Subnet Mask as the host

Now your Host PC and quest can talk to each other.

Hope this helps ;)
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kachal99Commented:
I meant Guest not quest
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