[thelist] IE6 on XP

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Wed Dec 5 00:28:58 CST 2007

From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Ken Snyder [kendsnyder at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 5 December 2007 5:59 AM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] IE6 on XP

> With the Virtual PC download, they give you a "temporary" license for XP
> that lasts several months.  After that time, you have to re-download
> Virtual PC.

No, they don't give you any temporary licenses - at least not with the PC version of Virtual PC

> The two main detractions from Virtual PC is that a) you can't access
> localhost on the main pc and

Of course you can access "localhost" on the main PC. "localhost" is just an entry in the HOSTS file on each Windows machine. By default it points to You can change it to point to any arbitrary address (e.g. the IP address of the host PC).

If you are using "local only" networking, then no network exists between the guest OS and the host OS, so you need to either use Shared Networking (NAT) or the Bridge to Physical Adapter option. In those cases, the guest OS is just another machine on the network, and normal networking rules apply.

> b) it is tricky to install the "speed"
> patch that prevents the Virtual PC from being really slow.

What "speed patch" are you talking about? AFAIK no such thing exists.

Are you sure you're talking about the same product the rest of us are talking about?


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