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Should I be able to install Virtual PC without my laptop grinding to a halt?

Should I be able to install Virtual PC without my laptop grinding to a halt?

As much out of curiosity as anything else, a few weeks ago I installed Virtual PC on my old ThinkPad T41 and although I only set up a single W2K VM and have hardly touched it since, I've noticed that the machine is now much less responsive.

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"Your CPU doesn't support hardware virtualization, so Virtual PC just sits on the application layer like any other program. Installing it shouldn't have caused any performance problems (beyond the usual contribution to Windows rot, I mean), and I certainly can't think of any reason why it would have an effect when it's not even running.

Check to see if the ""Virtual PC.exe"" process is present in the Processes tab of Task Manager when VPC isn't running. If it's not there, it's probably either coincidence or the result of some kind of installation error."