Using Virtualization in Windows 7 Free Webcast

Mike Halsey MVP
Feb 1, 2012

As we all use computers over more and more years we become comfortable with software that "just works" and we want to continue using it for as long as possible.  This causes problems though as Microsoft develop new versions of Windows as, no matter how well each version of Windows is supposed to be compatible with all the Windows software that came before it, they're just not.

The solution is to use virtualisation tools and on any modern PC this becomes relatively simple (depending on the tools you use).  In my monthly free webcast for February I'm taking a beginner's look at virtualisation, examining what it is and the different tools available, and looking at how you can use it on your PC to help you keep running older software and how you can have multiple operating systems running side by side.

With a PC bought in the last couple of years you can run multiple operating systems side by side with little or no performance loss overall, as modern processors are very efficient at handling the extra OS calls virtualisation produces, and the amount of memory in modern PCs is more than enough for even demanding tasks.

The webcast takes place online at 10AM PT San Francisco | 6pm - London | 1pm - New York | Fri, Feb  3rd at 5am - Sydney | Fri, Feb  3rd at 3am - Tokyo | Fri, Feb  3rd at 2am - Beijing | 11:30pm - Mumbai on Thursday 2nd February.  It's completely free and if you can't make it live you can watch it recorded afterwards provided you have registered before it begins.  You can register for this webcast here.


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