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XP in Win7 virtual PC Security considerations

I have a Windows 7 PC but occasionally have the need to run old software that won't run on Windows 7 but would run on XP. I have XP installed inside Windows Virtual PC and inside that XP networking ...
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What's the default login for the WinXP IE6 VPC image supplied by Micosoft?

Posting this question to answer myself. I downloaded the MS supplied VirtualPC image for Windows XP / IE6 testing from http://modern.ie and tried to login using the documented credentials of IEUser / ...
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VMC parameter file (XML) path

I'm trying to find the VMC XML parameter file. Does anyone know where it is located? Or name of the parameter file (.xml) ? For example: c:\user\***\windows\virtualpc\parameter.xml Virtual PC ...
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How can I link my network user account to the Virtual PC setup on my machine?

I am trying to test an issue in an application in which the error only occurs on Windows XP. I have set up a Virtual PC XP instance on my Windows 7 machine. The application I am trying to test is a ...
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1answer
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Can't see other virtual machine on Internal Network

I have two Windows XP virtual machines running on Windows 7 Virtual PC. Both are connected to the "Internal Network" network adaptor. I can't ping one VM from the other. How can I get this to work? ...
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1answer
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Got an error trying to join a domain

I have a Windows 7 machine, in which I've installed the Microsoft Virtual PC, so that I can have Windows XP on the Win7 machine. (I need it for some legacy development.) I've renamted the VPC and then ...
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1answer
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win xp client, win 7 host, only xp drivers

I have a win 7 64 bit box which has xp on it in a vmware module and also the win7 version. I can use my old usb wifi card under virtual xp as i have the wifi drivers, but apparently the manufacturing ...
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Stored credentials under my user profile when setting up Windows XP Mode

I'm working on getting Windows XP Mode installed on my 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate machine. I've made sure that the BIOS is OK, downloaded and installed both Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode. Next I ...
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What causes “A disk read error occurred, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart”?

I have a virtual machine containing Windows XP SP3. When I resized the VHD file (and the embedded partition), and tried booting, I got: A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart ...
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Convert Windows XP x32 physical machine to guest virtual machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disk2vhd,convert my PC to Hyper-V Virtual Machine I've just bought a machine running Windows 7 x64 Professional. I want to use this to run my old XP x32 installation as ...
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How to have Microsoft Virtual PC use 2 CPUs

I have XP mode running on Windows 7. How can I setup multiple CPU usage (to boost performance)?
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1answer
362 views

Virtual machine prompts me for windows authentication credentials every time I maximize and restore it

Can I set it to stop doing that? I have to connect to the domain of my company network, so it gets really annoying having to enter the password every time. windows xp is being run and the main ...
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Where can I find Windows XP SP3 as a ZIP file?

I'm trying to resolve this issue: http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/977285 Does anyone know where I can find a copy of SP3 for Windows XP in a ZIP download as described in instruction 2b? The link ...
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0answers
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Is it possible to rent a virtual instance of Windows/XP/Vista/7 in the cloud on pay as you go basis? [closed]

I am a software developer and I need to test my software on different OS all the time. I am using free VPC images from IE6 compat kit from Microsoft but they have only limited options of Windows ...
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0answers
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If you convert a HD to a VHD how do you activate Windows?

I used the HD2VHD (from Sys Internals) wit the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) enabled. However, when I try to run it, the Virtual PC guest doesn't have internet access. And when I called Microsoft ...
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1answer
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Internet access not working in Virtual PC

I used the HD2VHD (from Sys Internals) wit the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) enabled. However, when I try to run it, the Virtual PC guest doesn't have internet access. Any ideas?
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4answers
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Virtual pc mouse not responding to clicks after drag and drop from physical machine

When I try to drag and drop a file from the physical machine into the vpc window the mouse stops responding inside vpc window. The keyboard keeps working fine and I'm still able to move the mouse ...
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2answers
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How do you do a screen capture of the active window inside a Virtual PC?

I am running Vista and I have Virtual PC 2007 with a VM running XP. When I try to capture the screen with Alt+PrintScreen I get nothing. When I use PrintScreen I get a screenshot of the entire screen, ...
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1answer
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Can we Hibernate a Virtual PC, and then take that image and use it for “Super Fast Boot up (Wake up)”?

Since if we hibernate a PC, and "wake it up", it will be a super fast process (compared to Booting up XP from start, for example), so, can we Hibernate a Virtual PC, and then keep that image.vhd and ...
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How to run Virtually , xp which is installed in another partition?

I've 2 Windows XP installed in my system on 2 different partition one in c: and another is on D: , if i'm working in my c: drive's xp than can i run my D: drive's XP in MS Virtual PC 2007's virtual ...
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1answer
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Move an existing XP install into VMWare or Virtual PC

I have a computer that has a bunch of things on it that are pretty legacy. It's an old machine, but getting everything on it set up properly on another computer could take weeks, if it's even possible ...
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3answers
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How do I stop this looping windows update?

I seem to have a computer that wants to repeatively install "Security Update for Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (KB969856). It says for more information click here: ...