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, 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.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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