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Application Virtualization

by tek-tips2007 / September 17, 2009 12:21 PM PDT

I have a laptop running windows XP. I have an application installed on it. I have a different version of this application that I would like to run on the same laptop. The problem I am facing is that these 2 application will conflict with each other (can not be installed on the same machine). What would be the best solution for this scenario?
I hear about microsoft virtual pc. Is it a good solution?
The applications I described above require the machine to have differnet network connecivity (IP address, SQL app. server address, etc). So the laptop is bascially a client machine. Thanks,

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I'm going to write no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2009 12:35 PM PDT

We could use Virtual Box (see google) but that's a VIRTUAL MACHINE and not what you asked.

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Virtual Box
by tek-tips2007 / September 17, 2009 12:42 PM PDT
In reply to: I'm going to write no.

When I use Virtual Box, do I need to install the OS (windows XP) on the virtual machine?. I don't have the CD for windows XP. I am not exactely sure how this is going to work?

How does virtual Box compare to Virtual PC (by microsoft)?

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About the first question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2009 8:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Virtual Box
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