Msg#: 3278240 posted 9:56 pm on Mar 11, 2007 (gmt 0)
If you're just doing the basics like browser testing, then 256Mb is largely sufficient as a reserved memory block. 192Mb or (at a stretch) 128Mb could be enough if you don't mind things churning a bit. So I would say that 768Mb overall is the minimum, but quite acceptable, 1Gb plus is better as the virtual machine won't hog the memory for the host OS.
Haven't tried Vista, but I believe you need at least 1Gb just for Vista to run, so calculate at least 2Gb on the host machine before trying.
Msg#: 3278240 posted 10:23 pm on Mar 11, 2007 (gmt 0)
For that VM the setting is 224 Mb; works just fine for IE7 (which is the only reason I need it). I haven't got any "anti-virus" software running (I've got a "clean" backup image should I need it - another advantage of virtualisation).