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Multiple development environments on the same computer

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Hi,

I want to have a live and test development environment on the same computer.
For example, I want to run a Whidbey suite (Whidbey, 3rd party alpha-level
controls, etc.) and production VS 2003 and have them not interfere with each
other One option is to partition the disk and install two separate copies
of XP, Office, etc, and then the development environments. I would have to
reboot systems to change. Are there other options?

Thanks,

Jerry
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Microsoft VirtualPC is just what the doctor ordered.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/virtualpc/

It's simple and intuitive to use.
Connectix is the company that started it. MS bought Connectix out.
Jul 21 '05 #2

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For our *released* products, you should be able to safely have them both
installed on the same computer.

For alpha/beta products, sometimes some of the work to enable this has not
been completed (or fully tested), so it's possible there may be problems.
That's why our beta instructions generally refer to a second machine.

--
Eric Gunnerson

Visit the C# product team at http://www.csharp.net
Eric's blog is at http://weblogs.asp.net/ericgu/

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"JerryK" <je****@nospam.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

I want to have a live and test development environment on the same computer. For example, I want to run a Whidbey suite (Whidbey, 3rd party alpha-level
controls, etc.) and production VS 2003 and have them not interfere with each other One option is to partition the disk and install two separate copies
of XP, Office, etc, and then the development environments. I would have to reboot systems to change. Are there other options?

Thanks,

Jerry

Jul 21 '05 #3

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Eric,

I agree and appreciate the warning. If I used the betas enough this is what
I would have a dedicated machine. But for occasional testing and such, it
is not practical to dedicate a machine to the beta.
"Eric Gunnerson [MS]" <er****@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:uw**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
For our *released* products, you should be able to safely have them both
installed on the same computer.

For alpha/beta products, sometimes some of the work to enable this has not
been completed (or fully tested), so it's possible there may be problems.
That's why our beta instructions generally refer to a second machine.

--
Eric Gunnerson

Visit the C# product team at http://www.csharp.net
Eric's blog is at http://weblogs.asp.net/ericgu/

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. "JerryK" <je****@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:Os**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi,

I want to have a live and test development environment on the same

computer.
For example, I want to run a Whidbey suite (Whidbey, 3rd party alpha-level controls, etc.) and production VS 2003 and have them not interfere with

each
other One option is to partition the disk and install two separate copies of XP, Office, etc, and then the development environments. I would have

to
reboot systems to change. Are there other options?

Thanks,

Jerry


Jul 21 '05 #4

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http://www.vmware.com/
Is another virtual environment option.

Hope this helps
Leon Lambert

JeffO wrote:
Microsoft VirtualPC is just what the doctor ordered.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/virtualpc/

It's simple and intuitive to use.
Connectix is the company that started it. MS bought Connectix out.

Jul 21 '05 #5

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