Hey all

I have been asked to test some software. I have installed a VM and now have to test certain AV products and do a comparison (boot time once installed , scan time etc etc). What is the best procedure? I have created a Vista VM (running VM workstation) and are going to fully update it. I will load no other software.

Will the performance not be accurate because its in a VM on this machine? Must I do anything to my machine as in not do anything while performing tests? Must I disconnect from the network?

Any tips would be appreciated.
Thanks.