Windows Virtual PC

[Windows Virtual PC is no longer available for use as of Windows 8. Instead, use the Hyper-V WMI provider (V2).]


This documentation provides information about the Windows Virtual PC COM interface.

Where applicable

Windows Virtual PC is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology; it enables you to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from Windows 7. You can create separate virtual machines on top of your Windows 7 desktop. Each virtual machine emulates a complete hardware system—from processor to network card—in a self-contained, isolated software environment, enabling the simultaneous operation of otherwise incompatible systems.

Developer audience

The Windows Virtual PC COM interfaces are for developers who are creating client applications that automate the deployment and operation of virtual machines.

Run-time requirements

Windows Virtual PC requires one of the following Windows 7 editions - Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise edition.

To obtain the related header and library files, install the Windows SDK for Windows 7 from the Microsoft Download Center.

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Windows Virtual PC