I’ve been finding myself working inside Virtual PC sessions a lot of late, mainly for product reviews, beta products, Visual Studio 2005 and Internet Explorer 7.0.
It hasn’t been a problem for me, however a few folks who have just started out using Virtual PC have asked me about book disks and how to get a Virtual PC session started. I’m fortunate enough to have bootable Windows XP SP2 media and bootable Windows 2000 media, so it has never been a problem for me. However, since many of the MSDN operating system installs are now supplied as CD (or DVD) images, once you’ve burnt the image to CD (or DVD), making it bootable can sometimes be an irksome process.
Luckily, Microsoft has made a collection of boot disks available for download; RoudyBob.NET has done a nice job bringing them altogether in one place. Get your book disks here: RoudyBob.NET