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Mon Sep 8 17:04:05 UTC 2003
September 8, 2003
Dear SW List and Jerry!
Please excuse my delay in answering all your email -
Regarding this message below about Virtual PC...Thank you, Jerry, for
sharing some of your problems with us...it is important that we know
what works and what doesn't work...
My experience with Virtual PC is the following:
1. It is for modern, up-to-date computers...
2. It is for computers with lots of memory...
3. It needs a modern "host operating system"...that is Mac OS X or
Windows XP, 2000 or NT...
4. It is for people who need to switch between different operating
5. It works best with broadband or fast internet connections...
So using Virtual PC does require modern equipment, but in time, more
and more people will have the right equipment, and as the world
changes, Virtual PC gives us all a great way to communicate...
PLUS...Virtual PC has improved recently...So you cannot assume that if
you had problems one year ago, that the same problems exist
today...quite the contrary...just two months ago it was improved...
Please tell us, Jerry, what happens....Download the free new version on
the web just to see if it will load...it may be that you will need a
more up-to-date version of XP...who knows? ;-)
On Saturday, September 6, 2003, at 07:20 AM, Jerry Spillman wrote:
> Dear Valerie and List,
> Thank You, Valerie for your hard work... and the knowledge of so many
> things that help us. I saw in one line that XP Home is supposed to be
> able to run it. Since it is now owned by Microsoft, I will try it
> again, and perhaps get better support service. I tried all the
> solutions before and it didn't load correctly. It would start, but not
> run, like a broken engine. So, perhaps that has been fixed. I will
> let you know. As I said in the e-mail, I would dearly love to run SW
> this machine as opposed to keeping my old DOS computer running just for
> SW (I really need the desktop room). It is much easier to give up on
> Virtual PC and some desktop than it is to abandon SW, no matter what.
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