15 Oct.

Altech Windows 8 Launch Site–Week 5 Content

Here are last week’s articles, ramping up with launch rapidly approaching!

Gaming Improvements With Windows 8

With Windows 8, gaming is now a much more varied beast than it was under earlier versions of Windows. The rise of casual gaming over the past years was something that Windows 7 didn’t directly address, instead it continued the ongoing focus on DirectX.

Improving The Hyper-V User Experience

In the first two parts of this series, I covered the steps involved in moving virtual machines from Virtual PC to Hyper-V, so that existing applications, settings and data were maintained. Today’s post will cover what you can do to help improve the user experience so that they don’t have to become familiar with the Hyper-V tools in order keep using the VMs.

Importing your Virtual Machines into Windows 8 Pro Hyper-V

In yesterday’s post I covered the necessary steps to export virtual machines from Virtual PC in Windows 7 to aid migration across to Hyper-V in Windows 8 Pro, and today I will cover what is necessary to get them running under Hyper-V. This is also a handy guide for those of you who may not be importing VMs, but still need some guidance on VM setup in Hyper-V.

Exporting Your Windows 7 Virtual PC Virtual Machines

With the move from Virtual PC in Windows XP to Microsoft’s Hyper-V platform in Windows 8 Pro, you may have customers that you will need to do some migration of the virtual machines to the new platform. By following the steps in this article you can speed up the time to move the virtual machine (VM) to the new platform, as well as avoid a few common pitfalls that may be encountered.

Exporting Your Windows 7 Virtual PC Virtual Machines

With the move from Virtual PC in Windows XP to Microsoft’s Hyper-V platform in Windows 8 Pro, you may have customers that you will need to do some migration of the virtual machines to the new platform. By following the steps in this article you can speed up the time to move the virtual machine (VM) to the new platform, as well as avoid a few common pitfalls that may be encountered.

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