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I have just moved my Windows 2000 Virtual PCs from Vista to Windows 7 Professional (64-bit). The machines work to a point but I have found some problems:

  • drive mapping does not seem to work any more. I need this to exchange data. I do not need network access to the virtual PC so would rather leave it unconnected.
  • the virtual PC would automatically shutdown the session and go to the login screen after a few minutes of inactivity.

I tried installing the Virtual PC Integration Components but the install failed (one of the messages basically says it's XP+ only). Now I'm stuck in 640x480 mode with mouse capture.

I have heard that you can install an older version of the Integration Components but this sounds a bit suspect.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get Windows2000 working with drive sharing on a Virtual PC?

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The additions / integration components from Virtual PC 2004 work.

Download Virtual PC 2004 SP1

Extract the contents of ZIP file. Then extract the contents of the MSI file with (will say install but it's just extracting):

msiexec /a "Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 MSDN.msi"

Where you installed/placed it look in XXX\Program Files\Microsoft Virtual PC\Virtual Machine Additions for VMAdditions.iso. Mount and use that to install additions into Windows 2000.

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