Article ID: 824619
This article describes how to install the Virtual PC Additions and how to determine whether the Virtual PC Additions are already installed.
Determine Whether the Virtual PC Additions Are InstalledTo determine whether the Virtual PC Additions are installed, view the Shared Folders icon on the Virtual PC toolbar. If the Shared Folders icon is not available (that is, it appears dimmed), the Additions are not installed. If the Shared Folders icon is available (that is, it does not appear dimmed), the Additions are installed.
Install the AdditionsTo install the Additions, follow these steps:
Features That Are Provided by the Virtual PC AdditionsVirtual PC provides a number of features that integrate a Windows guest PC with your host PC. These features are provided by the Virtual PC Additions; they are not native to Windows. The Virtual PC Additions must be installed manually on the guest PC boot partition after the operating system has been installed. If you are using an OS Pack from Connectix, the Additions are pre-installed on the boot partition that is included with the OS Pack.
For additional information about the boot partition, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
314470The features that are provided by the Virtual PC Additions include the following:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314470/ )Definition of System Partition and Boot Partition
Article ID: 824619 - Last Review: June 20, 2014 - Revision: 2.0