Software Update: Windows Virtual PC 6.1.7084.0 Beta

Microsoft has released Windows Virtual PC 6.1.7084.0 beta for Windows 7. With Windows Virtual PC you can run a virtual machine within Windows 7 on which Windows XP, Vista or 7 can be installed. As a result, applications can be run in their own environment, for example because an application does not work correctly under Windows 7, but does work correctly under Windows XP. The brief description of this beta version is as follows:


Windows Virtual PC (Beta) is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology that allows you to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from a Windows 7-based PC.

For more information about Windows Virtual PC, please visit the Windows Virtual PC website.

Windows Virtual PC has a number of exciting features including:

  • Seamless Applications: Launch applications installed on a virtual machine directly from the Windows 7 desktop, as if they were installed on the Windows 7 host.
  • Simplified UI: Enhanced UI that is easy to use. Integrated with Windows 7 Explorer.
  • Integration Features: Allows clipboard sharing, drive sharing, and printer redirection between Windows 7 and the virtual machine.
  • USB support: Users can access USB devices attached to the host, directly from virtual machines. These devices include Printers and Scanners, Flash Memory/Sticks and External Hard Drives, Digital Cameras, and more.

Windows Virtual PC supports the following Host and Guest Operating systems

  • Host: Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise.
  • Guest: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) Professional, Windows Vista Enterprise Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise.

Version number 6.1.7084.0 beta
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7
Website Microsoft
License type Freeware