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Does anyone know which key is the host key of Windows 7 Virtual PC and where I could change it to a different one? Before Windows 7 the host key was changed in the option menu of Virtual PC but the new version is integrated into the explorer so there is no option menu for Virtual PC.

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Related: serverfault.com/questions/57043/… :-) – splattne Aug 21 '09 at 10:43
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As far as I know, you cannot change it. It is fixed to Ctrl+Alt+Left.

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... which works pretty poorly on computers where you change the (host) screen orientation with Ctrl+Alt+Left, Right, Up and Down. – Christian Davén Dec 5 '11 at 13:46

Right here, Virtual PC -> File -> Options. I use Scroll lock because i never ever used that key for something and i need right alt.

File -> options

I know it's been 2 years :)

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Windows 7, Default Virtual PC 2007 install. Pound on the Right Alt key all day for great fun, or press CTL-ALT-Left or Right Arrow and escape the window to return to the Host...

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I'm using Windows 7 and Virtual PC 2007, the host key for me is the right ALT key. Unfortunatley I don't know were or if its possible to change it.

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  1. Right click on the Virtual PC within Windows Explorer and select Settings.
  2. Under Settings, select Keyboard.
  3. Under "Send Windows key combinations such as Alt+Tab", select "To the virtual machine".

This will send your keyboard commands to the Virtual PC and you can use Ctrl+Alt+> to release the mouse cursor from the Virtual PC.

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Its depends which tool you are using for Virtual Machine. In Oracle VM VirtualBox the Host Key is Right Ctrl Key.

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The user explicity said Windows 7 Virtual PC. – tombull89 Jun 14 '14 at 10:02

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