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Speeding up VPC's
Speeding up VPC's
February 28, 2007


I know everyone and their brother has blogged on this, but I have been playing with the Orcas March CTP (comes as a VPC) and I wanted to know how to speed it up.  Scott Hanselman comes to the rescue again with some great advice.  What was unclear to me was whether a USB2 Harddrive would perform better than having the VPC on the same physical disk as my OS…the answer is a resounding “YES”.

I also compacted the VHD and merged it into a new non-differencing disk for added performance.  As of now it is flying with only 768 Megs of memory.

Very recommended…