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Article ID: 824561 - Last Review: June 20, 2014 - Revision: 3.0



This article describes how to install Virtual PC Additions on a guest PC in Virtual PC.

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Virtual PC Additions provides features that integrate a guest PC with the host PC. Virtual PC Additions includes the following features:
  • Drag-and-drop functionality
  • Folder sharing
  • Integrated mouse support
  • Joystick support
  • International keyboard support
  • DOS CD-ROM support
  • Optimized video driver support
  • Virtual PC Helper (including SyncTime functionality)
To use these features, you must install Virtual PC Additions on the guest PC after you install the operating system on the guest PC. Virtual PC Additions is available for the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows 98
To install Virtual PC Additions on a guest PC:
  1. Start the operating system on the guest PC.
  2. On the PC menu, click Install/Update Additions.
  3. Read the license agreement, and then click I agree to the terms of this agreement.
  4. Click Next.

    A summary of the features that are included with Virtual PC Additions appears on the screen.
  5. Click Next.

    A summary of the VPC Additions install settings that are used appears on the screen. The summary includes the location of the install directory.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Finish to complete the installation of Virtual PC and to restart the operating system on the guest PC.
For more information about Virtual PC for Windows, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (
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