A Microsoft program to virtualize another operating system within Windows.

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Move Virtual PC VM to another machine

I need to move a virtual machine that was created with Windows Virtual PC to another machine. I just copied the files in the Virtual Machines folder to another PC, but when I tried to run it, I got ...
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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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Unable to bridge network connection to any hypervisor

I have a Virtual-PC hard drive that I need to run with bridged networking so that it gets an IP address on the same network the host OS is running on. However, on this particular computer, I am ...
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Virtual PC 64-bit ntoskrnl.exe

I had a 32-bit windows 7 box running Virtual PC, with a Windows 2003 guest. It performed flawlessly. I recently put in a 64-bit Windows 7 box. I installed 64-bit Virtual PC. I copied the VHD file ...
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How can I install Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 Home edition?

I believe that (according to this) Virtual PC is supported on Windows 7 Home Premium. However, when I go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3702 and click on Continue, I am ...
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How to hide from a program that it is running on a virtual machine?

Some software contains tests to see if they are running on a virtual machine. It's very unpleasant to see alert messages such as "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine." and have ...
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How do I install and use Windows Virtual PC in Windows 8?

I really liked the integrated Virtual Machine that Windows had built-in with Windows 7, known as the Windows Virtual PC. I'm looking to install that again. I'd like to be able to install multiple ...
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Microsoft Virtual PC running Windows 7: VM Additions doesn't install correctly

Using Virtual PC 2007, if you attempt to install Virtual Machine Additions (VMAdditions.iso) on to a virtual Windows 7, the OS will crash and you will have to do a system restore. How to solve this?
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Windows 7 Virtual PC create from existing install

I have a current version of Windows 7 Professional where everything is working just fine. I have Visual Studio, Sql Server Enterprise and a number of other software development tools installed. I was ...
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Shrink MS virtual pc VHD file in place

I need to shrink a VHD in place because almost all my system's free disk space is trapped in the unused part of the VHD. I can't use any of these methods because they all involve creating a new VHD ...
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How can I locate where this splash screen is stored on my computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove the Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 splash screen? This is the splash screen that appears when I fire up Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 on my WinVista computer. I ...
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How can I remove the Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 splash screen?

I have an application running on MS-DOS 6.22, which is installed in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 on a WinVista machine. I would like to eliminate the Virtual PC splash screen that appears when the users ...
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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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Cannot Enable Integration Features on VPC on a Domain

Hi I'm running virtual Windows Vista within Windows 7 Pro. In order to do copy and paste between the two OS's I click Tools/Enable Integration Features in the VPC. It brings up a login box with: ...
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Virtual PC can ping and download updates but can't browse web?

I use a virtual machine of Win XP for testing the company website in IE8. I have used it a time or two but now I'm having strange issues. The host machine is Win7 x64 running Microsoft Virtual PC to ...
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VirtualPC asks for login credentials every time I toggle fullscreen

Every time I switch my VirtualPC VM window between full-screen and windowed mode, it asks me to login. This is getting a trifle irritating and I can't understand why it does this. Can I stop it ...
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Seeing double-cursor in 'recursive RDP'

I'm using a Virtual PC VM on my PC to connect to a remote PC using RDP over a VPN. It works just fine except that in the RDP session, I often see a double mouse cursor... I get a standard mouse-arrow ...
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Should I enable Firewall and AntiVirus on a VirtualPC VM? [duplicate]

I run W7 64-bit with windows firewall + MSE running, and there is a firewall on my router also. I want to run a VM (probably using VirtualPC which comes free) but I'm unclear if this is guarded by the ...
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Move Virtual PC VM to Hyper-V VM

Is there a way to take a Virtual PC VM and convert it so that it can be opened with MS Hyper-V?
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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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Can I run Virtual PC along with VirtualBox

I have the Consumer Review of Windows 8 on my computer and Virtual PC was automatically installed. However, I know that it does not run on VirtualPC and so I would like to install VirtualBox to run ...
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Windows Virtual Machines will not run

I'm trying to setup a few virtual machines to use for testing websites in the various old versions of IE. I had Microsoft Virtual PC working on an older machine using XP mode and 2 other VHD's from ...
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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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Is it possible to kill the Virtual PC Host process?

Is there a way to kill the Virtual PC Host Process (vpc.exe)? In Process Explorer, it runs as a sub-process of svchost.exe (itself a sub-process of services.exe).
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Windows 7 - Why is the Network on my Loopback Adapter Showing as Unidentified and thus Public?

I'm running a virtual machine (Win XP, but OS doesn't really matter) on my Windows 7 PC using the loopback adapter to create a private network between my host computer and the virtual machine. ...
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Hyper-V vs. Windows Virtual PC

When trying out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I installed Hyper-V. It looked like just another Windows Virtual PC. Could someone explain how it is different? Is there a performance difference? Any ...
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Switching from Windows Virtual PC to VirtualBox without formatting

I have a Win7 virtual machine running on Windows Virtual PC where I'm currently developing. I found that I dislike WVPC, and installed VirtualBox, hoping for better performance. However, importing ...
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Installing Windows server 2008 on not VT system

I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop and it has no virtualization support, i want to install Windows Server 2008 on it using Virtual Box, i know that we can install Mac OS on not Virtualization ...
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What's the price for MacMini compared to PC alternative [closed]

http://www.apple.com/macmini/features.html How much a PC with the same feature would cost if I buy a PC, and the detail. I want the same specs.
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Windows 2000 under Windows 7 Virtual PC not working correctly

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 ...
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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.old into a virtual pc

I have rebuilt my Windows 7 ultimate operating system. I performed the rebuild over the top of its self so it automatically moved my old operating system to a Windows.old directory. I would like to ...
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Launching a Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 without an interactive user

I have a need to launch a Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 as a scheduled task overnight, so that it can get Microsoft patches and antivirus updates. This needs to happen while nobody is logged onto ...
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Cannot get Virtual PC to install on my machine

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I ran the tool to check that hardware virtualization is enabled, and it is (i7-2600). I ran the proper version of the Virtual PC download (Windows 7 Professional ...
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How do I get started with Virtual PC on Windows 7 Pro?

I would like to set up a Virtual PC VM on my Windows 7 Pro host machine. On the Microsoft VPC page I chose to download only VPC, not the damned XP Mode poster child, and I got to download the file ...
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How can I find out the memory usage of a Virtual PC VM through the host?

If I start a VM using Virtual PC then Task Manager does not show the memory usage of the VM. For example, right now I have a Windows 7 VM running. I have: VMWindow.exe 60MB RAM vpc.exe 24MB ...
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How do I convert a physical (non-windows) disk to a VHD?

I have a physical disk from a dead machine which used to run Linux. I am trying to recover files I had there (shared with Samba). I want to convert the disk to a VHD and run it in a VM so that I can ...
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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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Is there a way to run the Microsoft browser VMs on VirtualBox?

I do a lot of web development on Linux and Mac, and I'm also a fan of VirtualBox. Microsoft has available for download various browser images for testing, but they require VirtualPC to run: ...
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Best Practice for backing up a configured Virtual PC

I would like to backup my current configured VM, the one I"m now using for Development, and would like to hear a few suggestions concerning the options available to me. I recently started using a ...
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Why can't Virtual PC attach a VHD?

It seems that Disk2VHD captured an entire HD rather than the boot partition (232GB versus 125GB) I am hoping to bring up an image of my XP Pro box inside Windows 7 Ultimate x64 as a Virtual PC. ...
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how much RAM does a hibernated virtual PC consume, if any?

If a Windows 7 Virtual PC (guest OS instance) is allocated a specific amount of RAM, let's say 2GB, is most or all of that RAM released whenever the virtual pc is hibernated?
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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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Ubuntu inside Windows 7 as a “virtual PC”?

I found this guide which describes how to create a dual-boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu system. Is it possible to install Ubuntu as a "Virtual PC" inside Windows 7 (i.e. without using VMware or VirtualBox)? ...
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How to migrate a Microsoft Virtual PC VM to a physical Disk?

Most information I see is about migrating physical machines to VMs. I'm looking to do the opposite: take a VM in Microsoft Virtual PC and migrate it to a physical computer. Judging from this ...
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How to have Windows XP virtual machine ready to use quickly whenever it is needed?

It used to be that I download .vhd images from Microsoft, and then use it for 2, 3 months before it expires: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11575 But it is quite troublesome ...
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Where to place Virtual PC .vmc and .vhd files?

A colleague passed me a Virtual PC machine that consists of two files, a .vmc and a .vhd, where shall I put them, directly in the "My Virtual Machines" folder, or is there another location?
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Allow writing of virtual CD/DVD in Virtual PC or Virtual Box to make it Virtual CD-RW/DVD-RW

May I know how to allow writing of data into a Virtual CD/DVD in Virtual PC or Virtual Box? Currently, if we mount a ISO file as a Virtual CD/DVD, we can only read it, and it cannot "behave" like a ...