Confusion - two Virtual Machines installed on Win 7 Prof PC RRS feed

  • Question

  • Run Win 7 Prof, have Virt Mach installed, but confusing thing is there are TWO showing up, when I look at description (hovering over the folder/file name) the description is very similar

    Virtual Machine Shell Information
    Machine Status: Running (VM One) Hibernated (VM Two)
    Primary Disk: c:\users\heinz\app data\local\microsoft\windows virtual pc\virtual machines\ THEN THE LAST BIT DIFFERS

    VM One Temple.vhd

    VM Two Windows xp mode.vhd

    Now question is - does it matter if both are on system, I use VM two when I start using the VM (works well, though any Spreadsheet I save takes quite a bit of time to save/close, a 5-10 seconds, compared to nearly instant in normal usage on old xp pc)

    If I try to delete the VM One (emple.vhd) I get no further, to program selection etc but a screen asks me to reboot etc

    Happy to leave both on the system, but maybe this slows down the system unnecessarily, any suggestions are greatly appreciated!


    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:43 AM


All replies

  • As long as "Temple.vhd" is turned off, it will not affect your systems performance.

    With Virtual PC, you can install many VMs on your computer. There is no need to reboot for a VM deletion.  It's simply a set of files on your hard drive. You should be able to delete it from the WVPC settings menu.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 11:56 PM
  • Hi,

    It doesn’t matter, don’t worry, it doesn’t affect your computer.

    More reference:



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    Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:45 AM
  • Hi,

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    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:30 AM