Configuring a virtual machine

Applies To: Windows 7

Configuring a virtual machine refers to modifications that you can make to a virtual machine, such as changing the amount of memory or adding and removing virtual devices, such as network adapters. For most of these changes, you modify a virtual machine setting. In some cases, you can modify the setting only when the virtual machine is shut down or turned off.


For instructions on shutting down a virtual machine, see Shut down a virtual machine manually.

For simple configuration changes, use the following steps. For configuration changes that require more explanation, see the links to specific procedures.

To modify a virtual machine setting

  1. Open the Virtual Machines folder. From the Start menu, click Windows Virtual PC. If the menu item is not visible, click All Programs, click the Windows Virtual PC folder, and then click Windows Virtual PC.

  2. From the Virtual Machines folder, right-click the name of the virtual machine and then click Settings. The Windows Virtual PC Settings page opens.

  3. In the left pane, click the name of the setting you want to modify. In the right pane, message text will inform you if the virtual machine must be shut down first.

  4. In the right pane, make the change, and click OK.

See Also


Install or upgrade the Integration Components package
Close a virtual machine
Configure virtual machine memory
Configure networking for virtual machines
Configure a COM port for a virtual machine
Share host drives with a virtual machine
Use a USB device in a virtual machine
Use Undo Disks