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Virtual PC question

I know this might be a dumb question but is it safe to allow the formatting of C: when Windows 200 is setting up on the Virtual PC?  I assum this is just a "virtual" C: but I just wanted to double check before I do it.  Thanks.
Anon Send private email
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Yeah - you're safe. When installing into the VPC it's working from and only going to format the virtual drive.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
It's not a bad idea to run Virtual PC in a window instead of full-screen to reduce this kind of confusion.
Kyralessa Send private email
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Another tip - set the screen background in the VPC to a different color.
Also a good idea for servers you login to over remote desktop.
Martin Send private email
Friday, October 06, 2006
one place I worked had separate background images for each server.  It was a simple BMP that listed the Server Name, IP Address and 1 or 2 other important bits of info.

When using RDC or even a KVM, it was a great way to tell what machine you were on.
Eric D. Burdo Send private email
Friday, October 06, 2006
==>Another tip - set the screen background in the VPC to a different color.

Yeah -- I second the other poster. I have a separate .bmp for each machine that tells me what machine I'm on and I tend to color code the background (red = ThisClient, Blue = ThatClient, purple = HomeMachine, green = WorkMachines, etc.)

I do this not only with VMs, but the actual machines themselves as I'm often times remoting in via Terminal Services, Citrix, PC Anywhere, et. al. and I'll have half a dozen sessions open to different boxes, a couple of VMs open and my host desktop. Color coding and bitmap on the desktop really (REALLY) help out with this.
Friday, October 06, 2006
green => test system

Lifesaver :)
Husker Send private email
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Thank you - I hadn't seen that, mark+bryce to the rescue again.
ps. Always have the admin/root background set to red.
Martin Send private email
Sunday, October 08, 2006
I tend to use a different theme on each system I use, so I can immediately tell which one I'm remoted to.

I do like the idea of a red background on a live server though. :)
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe Send private email
Monday, October 09, 2006

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