Windows 7 Win Virtual PC as a sandbox?

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by starmanjones, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. starmanjones

    starmanjones New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
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    I used Sandboxie on XP to run questionable programs that might contain a virus. It is a lot easier than loading VMware etc. to create a sandbox. I bought Windows 7 which has "Windows Virtual PC" as part of it. Will it actually create a sandbox that goes away with a reboot, so any malware won't get written to the hard drive?
  2. Tepid

    Tepid New Member

    Jun 11, 2009
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    You have to configure it to use "Undo Disk" (??) I think that is the term.

    That will allow you to close the VM and have it undo whatever it did,.... But if you did not do that,, you could simply delete the Virtual Machine and then run the XP Mode install again and start from scratch,,,, so, yes it can be done.

    BTW,, whatever you do in the VM, as long as it is not a virus that could spread via the network, will not affect the main Win 7 system.

    An alternative is Sun VirtualBox. Which is free. Same concept.

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