Virtual PC performance tip

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 22 Feb. 2006 / Last Updated on 22 Feb. 2006]

Yet another tip on improving the performance of Virtual PC.

In an article titled Tuning Virtual PC Performance on WindowsNetworking.com, I gave a number of tips for improving the performance of Virtual PC. Here's yet another tip for you:

If you have antivirus (AV) software running on your machine, configure this software so it does *not* scan the files used by Virtual PC. For example, it should not scan your .vhd or .vmc files i.e. the contents of your My Virtual Machines folder or the separate drive where you store your .vhd files.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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