?
Solved

In Virtual PC 2007 can we boot the vm from USB. IS that supported.

Posted on 2008-06-12
10
Medium Priority
?
9,771 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Hi,

In Virtual PC 2007 can we boot the vm from USB. IS that supported.
Can anyone tell me how we can do this...

REgards
Sharath
0
Comment
Question by:bsharath
  • 6
  • 4
10 Comments
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 21776114
I've seen many presenters, including many from MS do this.  Should not be a problem.  Just point to the USB drive for the VM hard drives.
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:bsharath
ID: 21776141
leew thanks
But when i see the bios i cannot se the pen drive or any usb boot priority selection
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:bsharath
ID: 21776142
leew thanks
But when i see the bios i cannot se the pen drive or any usb boot priority selection
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 21776523
Wait, do you mean store the VHD hard drives on a USB disk and access them through the Virtual Machine that way...


Or do you mean, physically attach a USB flash drive or CD ROM to the system and tell the virtual computer to use it to boot?

I can tell you this - Virtual PC does not directly support USB devices.  A USB CD-ROM would have to be seen as a CD-ROM by the host Operating System and then you can "capture" that in the virtual machine.
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:bsharath
ID: 21776600
>>Or do you mean, physically attach a USB flash drive or CD ROM to the system and tell the virtual computer to use it to boot?

I am talking about USB pen drives.
Yes th pen drive is visible to me on my windows explorer and is even booting from  but is it possible from a VM PC.?
I cannot see any boot option for the VM to boot from USB.
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:bsharath
ID: 21776601
>>Or do you mean, physically attach a USB flash drive or CD ROM to the system and tell the virtual computer to use it to boot?

I am talking about USB pen drives.
Yes th pen drive is visible to me on my windows explorer and is even booting from  but is it possible from a VM PC.?
I cannot see any boot option for the VM to boot from USB.
0
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 21776636
No, Virtual PC is not going to be able to do that.  VMWare can, but Virtual PC has no direct support for USB drives as I said before.
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:bsharath
ID: 21776682
Can VMWare be install fom within an windows OS?
If es can you give me some link to download please....
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:bsharath
ID: 21776690
Can VMWare be install fom within an windows OS?
If es can you give me some link to download please....
0
 
LVL 97

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 21776765
Download VMWare Server from www.vmware.com - you'll need to register/request serial numbers, but it's free and works similar to Virtual PC (better in some respects because it will run as a service).
0

Featured Post

Restore individual SQL databases with ease

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server delivers an easy-to-use, wizard-driven interface for restoring your databases from a backup. No expert SQL background required. Web interface provides a complete view of all available SQL databases to simplify the recovery of lost database

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Microsoft's Excel has many features that most people will never need nor take advantage of.  Conditional formatting is one feature that you may find a necessity once you start using it.
Unable to change the program that handles the scan event from a network attached Canon/Brother printer/scanner. This means you'll always have to choose which program handles this action, e.g. ControlCenter4 (in the case of a Brother).
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

580 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question