Improving Virtual PC Performance with Differencing Disks

In this article, I explain the steps to boost performance of Virtual PC's differencing disks. These methods save space and time with administration.

In my last article, I documented how you can use Virtual PC’s differencing disks to your advantage, not only to safe space, but administrative tasks. That article briefly touched on the subject of performance (see section: “Extra tips on using VPCs”). Only a few items were mentioned in that post, but in reality, there’s so much more you can do to make your VPC’s run as fast as possible on your machine.

I’ve just posted another article that discusses performance tweaks you can do to your Virtual PCs in order to get every last cycle you can out of these little beasts. The five items I mentioned in my differencing disks post are copied in this performance article, along with a few other bits of performance tweaks.

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web & cloud developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to helping you be the best Microsoft 365 web & cloud developer. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.

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