Virtually fast

February 18, 2007 at 10:54 pm Leave a comment

When you’re working with Microsoft Virtual Machines and you’re dealing with less than optimal host resources – like on your laptop for instance – here are a couple of tips to get the best performance from your VMs.

1. Don’t use a dynamically expanding hard disk. Use a fixed disk to avoid the ‘dynamic’ part of disk access.

2. Keep your .VHD files on a separate physical disk from your config files. Using a USB 2.0 external drive works great.

I bet you can tell what I’ve been doing today, eh?

That’s right: downloading .ISO files from TechNet and building MS Virtual PC 2007 RC1 VMs on Vista Business.


Entry filed under: Hardware, Software, Technology.

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