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Wipe out and recreate XP Mode start menu entries in Windows 7

Windows XP Mode start menu entries are duplicated into the Windows 7 start menu. I removed and rearranged the entries somewhat in XP Mode. They're still showing up in Windows 7 start menu. I would ...
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Setup to test IE as virtualised application

I'm trying to use Windows Virtual PC + Windows XP Mode to test web sites in Internet Explorer 7 and 8. Since I need two XP instances I've followed the procedure explained at Browser Testing With ...
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Can't access Rails server on host using Windows 7 XP Mode - but I can ping

I'm trying to develop a Rails app, and I'm using the Windows XP mode (Windows Virtual PC) under Windows 7 to allow testing under Internet Explorer 8. I have XP Mode setup to use the host's network ...
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Integration features enabled but drives not available

Frustratingly, after a recent update to Windows XP mode integration features, the availability of shared disks from the hosts has been impaired. Does anyone know any kind of workaround or fix ...
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Add second CD-Drive to Virtual PC

I have Windows 7 and I'm running Virtual PC to run XP Mode. I want to know if there is any way to add a second CD/DVD Drive to the PC. Right now I only have 1. Thank you,
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Win7 XP mode install fails with cryptic error

Trying to install XPmode on Win7 Professional 64-bit SP1, but getting an error. I downloaded XPMode, Virtual PC and the update as specified here: ...
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How to set path of Virtual PC hard disk differencing parent

I have an old Windows XP Mode vhd backed up from my previous system, but I'm having difficulty getting it running on the new system. The vhd is a differencing disk, and its parent is the standard ...
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How to force shut down a hibernated Virtual PC?

How do i shut down a hibernated Virtual PC? i have a virtual machine (Windows 7 XP Mode) that is hibernated: i would like to shut this virtual machine down. The help has a link that explains ...
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How to seamlessy run 16-bit Software in Windows7 XP Mode Virtual PC that doesn't “Install”

OK, so here's my situation: I'm running a new Windows-7 64-bit PC, but I have to run some old 16-bit work database software on it. So I've set up Virtual PC XP Mode in general and that is fine in ...
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2answers
368 views

Virtual PC changing user

I have Windows Virtual PC running XP Mode. On a current local user <Mark> I have put the PC on a domain <mydomain>. Virtual PC works but I struggle to get the image I have working on the ...
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1answer
542 views

How to hibernate seamless windows XP mode under windows 7?

My windows XP mode runs seamlessly under windows 7. i.e., applications are opened on windows 7 desktop, and there is no virtual PC desktop. I want to hibernate the virtual machine, but there are no ...
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1answer
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Create a new, clean XP-mode Windows Virtual PC instance

I have an XP-mode VPC that I've installed some things on. How can I create a brand new instance or clear this one back to the default state from the template? I thought if I tried to create a new VPC ...
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Same Windows XP Mode VHD on two Windows 7 machines

I have 2 machines I use regularly for work. One is Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and the other is Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. One or two pieces of software I still need for work need to be run in Windows XP Mode ...
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Change display resolution and do full screen for apps from Windows 7 XP Mode?

I'd like to run some semi-old children games on my Windows 7 x64 machine, but they were made for the Win16 API which is gone from Windows x64. Thus, I have installed the games in XP Mode, which works ...
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2answers
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Where does “Windows XP Mode” store the location for the VHD and VMC files?

On Windows 7 my Windows XP Mode if fouled up but I have alternate (backup) .vmc, vhd files. However, I'm not sure where to copy them to or (even better) how to let Windows Virtual PC "know" which ...
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1answer
267 views

Windows XP mode suddenly claims hardware does not support virtualization

I have a PC system with a AMD X2 dual-core processor and Windows 7 professional. I am using Windows XP mode to use a scanner that doesn't have Windows 7 drivers. This used to work fine. But all of a ...
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2k views

Windows Virtual PC, multi-core possible?

I have a PC based on a "Intel i7 975". My OS is "Win7 Ultimate 64bit", and I have installed "Windows Virtual PC" + "XP Mode". My problem is that only ONE core is virtualized, so, can I virtualize two ...
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1answer
564 views

Is there a way to pin a virtual PC VHD to the Windows 7 taskbar?

I have a virtual HD for Windows XP mode, and wanted to pin it to the task bar. However, trying to pin the shortcut to the VHD file actually pins the "virtual machines" folder instead. Clicking on it ...
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Enable Integration Features does not seem to work

I double clicked on the an existing .vmc of Windows 7 and it brought up the Windows Virtual PC that comes with the Windows 7 ultimate edition. It runs fine, however, I can't seem to enable ...
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2answers
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Convert partition to Virtual Disk image

I have a 250 GB HD with a XP partition. I partitioned the XP Box to 112 GB, since the max Virtual PC can load is 127 GB. I have a new motherboard and can't load into the partition, so I am using ...
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1answer
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Virtual PC XP mode cannot start: “library not registered”

When I try and start Windows Virtual PC --> XP Mode I get the error "cannot start windows virtual pc host process" ... "library not registered" Can't work out why.
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Can't log into the XP Mode in Windows 7

My PC config: Host OS - Windows 7 32-bit Guest OS - Windows XP SP3 When I enable the integration features (in the settings dialog), check the "enable at start up" option, on start up I'm asked the ...
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How to connect XP mode VM to the host so as to simulate LAN Activities?

First of all my PC config: Host:Windows 7(32-bit) Guest: Windows XP SP3 as XP Mode. Integration Features Disabled(I don't think it has any thing to do with networking). Network Connections on Host ...
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How to launch shortcuts to a Virtual PC “XP Mode” application in a batch … successively?

First of all, I'm French, so forgive me my English (the dictionary is my friend) ... Here is my problem : I have some trouble with a batch file to launch two virtual applications successively ... ...
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Is it really impossible to run Windows XP mode in Windows 7 version less than Professional?

I've got a laptop for work which comes with Windows 7 Home Premium. I need to use some devices whose driver doesn't run Windows versions greater than XP. I want to use Windows XP mode in this machine, ...
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515 views

Windows XP Mode for Troublesome Applications?

I am in the uncomfortable position of having to run a few older applications under Windows 7. These applications are infamous for getting their tentacles everywhere into Windows and screwing up random ...
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Windows 7 virtual PC - use main graphics card

I have installed virtual pc to run XP inside of windows 7 professional. When I run "dxdiag" and go to the display tab on 7 I can see my graphics card details (ATI Radeon etc) but when I run it in the ...
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Should VMs run Windows Update and firewall/anti-virus software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Does it make any sense to install anti-virus on Windows XP Mode? Does the Virtual PC XP Mode need safety measures? I just got XP mode running under Windows7 ...
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1answer
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In Windows Virtual PC: Is there a way to assign local drive letter in the Guest O/S that points to a physical drive on the host?

I have a bunch of programming projects on my P:\ drive (on Windows 7) I'm now doing some programming within Virtual PC Windows XP Mode and I'd like to "call" that drive, within the Win XP guest, the ...
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2answers
3k views

Should I install Antivirus within XP Mode for Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the Virtual PC XP Mode need safety measures? I am using XP Mode within Windows 7, which creates virtual OS, but semi-intergrated into Windows 7. Do I need to ...
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2answers
2k views

ClearType setting ignored in Windows Virtual PC with Windows XP Pro

I have a VM set up through Windows Virtual PC for Windows XP Pro and I have been completely unable to get ClearType to work. I have turned it on in the Display -> Appearance -> Effects dialog but it ...
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How to connect a USB dongle to Windows XP Mode?

I'm trying to connect a Matrix dongle to Windows XP Mode, but when looking under USB options it's not listed. Example: The dongle gets recognized by the Windows 7 device manager as a ...
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3answers
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How to shrink Windows 7 XP Mode VHD files?

I'm trying to shrink a Windows 7 XP Mode VHD file with VhdResizer with little success. When I select my VHD file, it says "VhdExpand only supports fixed and dynamic VHD files". My XP Mode VHDs are ...
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1answer
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Make vhdresizer work on XP Mode VHD files

I'm trying to shrink a Windows 7 XP Mode VHD file with VhdResizer with little success. When I select my VHD file, it says "VhdExpand only supports fixed and dynamic VHD files". My XP Mode VHDs are ...
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Lost Internet access in Windows XP Mode virtual pc under Windows 7

In my office, I created and configured a virtual pc in Windows XP Mode. Everything was working fine. Now I'm on the road, and my Internet access (in the host operation system) is either via a hotel ...
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Move “XP Mode” from Windows Virtual PC to VirtualBox?

I installed "XP Mode" in Windows 7 (which uses Windows Virtual PC to host XP). I have now discovered that VirtualBox, which I have installed on the same Windows 7 machine, refuses to run at the same ...
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1answer
547 views

Does Windows Virtual PC support virtual applications with an XP Home Edition guest?

I've installed Windows Virtual PC in Windows 7 and have the XP Mode virtual PC working. I can run virtual applications with it and the integration features all work. I used Disk2VHD to convert my ...
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When I run Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 it just shows me the folder with my Virtual PC files. What's up?

Running Windows 7 Pro, 32 bit. Installed Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode. Got XP Mode working but now when I run Start>Programs>Windows Virtual PC> Windows Virtual PC it just opens a Windows Explorer ...
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windows xp mode for windows 7 - save text input language settings

When I change the 'default language' in 'text services and input languages' in windows xp mode from EN-US to DE-DE the settings are reverted with the next logoff / reboot - EN-US is the default ...
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Windows 7 XP Mode: Passing command-line parameters to VM apps?

Does anyone know a way to pass command line parameters to virtualized programs inside an XP Mode VM? I have a VM with Internet Explorer6 installed (and another with Internet Explorer7), and using the ...
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Windows 7 XP Mode - Is it possible to have multiple XP Mode Virtual PCs?

Windows 7's XP Mode virtual PC supports some features that aren't 'stock' with an XP Virtual PC such as a different start-up dialog, no Shutdown button, etc. Possibly the most significant is that ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 XP Mode disable time sync

So I've tried the trick from Virtual PC 2007, adding the following section to the vmc configuration file: <components> <host_time_sync> <enabled ...
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7answers
8k views

Windows 7 Virtual PC will not start and just stays powered down - No errors, or event logs

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate edition and the latest versions of Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode available here. Every time I attempt to start Windows XP Mode, the setup starts, I accept the licence ...
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645 views

Is this special windows 7 XP mode different from a standard Virtual PC install?

Concerning this: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx Is this any different than me downloading Virtual PC and then just manually installing XP? I am confused, is this just ...
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Windows 7 - How to move Virtual XP to a new Installation (RC - RTM)

I recently wiped my Win 7 Release Candidate and repaved with the RTM installation, like you're supposed to. Of course the old Virtual XP VHD etc won't run on the new RTM installation, citing a "One ...