A Microsoft program to virtualize another operating system within Windows.

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Cannot boot Virtual Machine beyond the 1st time

I'm trying to run a Windows Server 2003 + SP2 Virtual Machine with Virtual PC. So I created a new Virtual Machine, from the Virtual PC menu, selecting the VMHD file (which contains the operation ...
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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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Differencing VHD devours disk

My differencing VHD is taking up almost all space on my physical hard drive. I have not much data on my XP32 environment which is being emulated by W7-64; so it's a puzzle to me. Please suggest a ...
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Do VMware, Virtualbox & Virtual PC play nicely together?

Lately VirtualBox has been a bit unstable and I want to try other VMs. If I install VMware and Virtual PC on the same host as VirtualBox will it cause problems (eg. crash the host)? What if I try to ...
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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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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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I have a differencing VHD that's eating away 90+% of my HDD. How can I shrink it?

I have a differencing VHD that's eating away 90+% of my HDD. How can I shrink it? The host OS is W7-64, the virtual is XP32.
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Cloud Computing for Mac [closed]

I'm looking to get into iPhone game development, which unfortunately necessitates owning a Mac. Since I'm currently lacking funds and not 100% sure that this is the way to go, someone suggested to me ...
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How can I format the data that is used by my Virtual PC only?

I have Win7 64 bit and I'm running Virtual PC emulating XP at 32 bit. Problem is that there are program/driver errors on the stuff thats installed on the virtual and I want to format it - but not my ...
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tie virtual pc to a user account on Windows 7

Is there a way that when you log in a user account, it automatically opens up the virtual machine? and then the user works inside the virtual pc? So even if they do something harmful to the computer, ...
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Access 2003 under Virtual PC: can I migrate to real PC? Or buy Office 2010?

27" iMac running win7 under bootcamp (slick! ). I have Access 2003 program with files linked through ODBC used by 4 installations (all with Access 2003 installed). I want to buy Access 2010 and try it ...
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Screen-Sharing Options for Student/Tutor? [closed]

I used to use GoToMeeting about a year ago, but that was too expensive at $49/mo. Some things I liked about it (in the context of learning computing) include: I could give point/click access to ...
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Microsoft Virtual PC installation

I am trying to run an old Windows 16-bit application. I'm running Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. I downloaded Virtual PC via steps 2 and 3 of the following link: ...
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testing Internet Explorer 9 on virtual PC

I've downloaded the Windows 7 .vhd from Microsoft's site. I created a virtual PC from that .vhd. It runs OK, but the welcome screen want a password for one of the accounts (admin and administrator). ...
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Create a private network inside my Windows 7 machine

My Main Rig is a Windows 7 Professional laptop. On this machine is two Virtual Machines, both of which are also Windows 7 Professional. I need these VMs to be able to see each other but I also need ...
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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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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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Virtual PC dynamic disk - why limited to 130GB?

On my Windows 7 machine with XP Mode installed, I created a new VM in Virtual PC. I have a 1TB SATA drive installed in the machine and when I create a dynamic (expanding) disk, it only allows me to ...
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Windows Server 2008 virtualization without Intel VT

I don't have a machine capable of Intel VT ("Virtualization Technology"), but I was assigned to do certain experiments with Windows Server 2008 R1 / R2 and SharePoint 2008 / 2010. I tried installing ...
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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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Convert VirtualBox guest into main OS

Is it possible to somehow convert my guest OS to the Host OS? I have a PC and would like to physically install my current Ubuntu VM into my new notebook. Is it possible?
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How to install Ms Virtual PC in Windows Server 2008?

My server doesn't have Hyper-V feature and I need to launch a virtual pc image on it. I tried installing from this Microsoft link but failed. Is it a workaround for me? Please help.
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How to know whether BIOS has turned on the processor's Virtualization Technology or not?

My BIOS does not have any option to show / modify virtualization technology (VT). Although my processor supports VT, I am not sure whether it is turned on in BIOS. Is there any utility which can ...
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Copying files into a virtual PC is very slow

I have a winXP virtual PC running on a powerful win7 x64 (4 cores 8Gb RAM) workstation. When I'm copying files in the virtual PC, from my workstation (\\<my computer name>\c$\etc.) to the ...
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When you make a virtual PC of a certain one, can you use the programs that it contains?

I was wondering if is possible to use whatever programs that I have in a PC by doing a virtual machine of it, and running it in another PC without installing them again.
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How can I make a virtual pc of a certain one?

I would like to make a virtual pc of one I use at the university in order to run it in my laptop. I want to do it because I have some programs in the one I use at the university and I still haven´t ...
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How to troubleshoot COM port problem in Virtual PC 2007?

Host: Windows XP SP3 Guest: Windows XP SP3 Virtual PC 2007 (6.0.156.0) I have two serial devices attached to the host (chip and pin card readers). These work with my application when running on the ...
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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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How to get good video performance for remote access to virtualized computer?

At home, I'd like to move my main Windows installation off of my desktop computer and replace it with a virtualized guest installation on my combined file server, web server and media center. The ...
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Why can't I copy-and-paste from my VM?

I'm running Windows 7 on my host machine using Microsoft Virtual PC; copy-and-paste was working previously but now is not. Is there are shortcut or quick setting I may have flipped?
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Clone current host OS to a guest virtual machine

I would like to run a few repeated checks on a setup procedure I am documenting, to verify my document. I would like to somehow create a VM that replicates the environment on my machine, i.e. the ...
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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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Access virtual machine my remote desktop

Is it possible to access Windows XP on a virtual machine hosted in MS Virtual PC via Remote Desktop?
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Help me install windows 7 on virtual-pc with winxp host

I am running virtualpc on winxp sp3, and i have been trying to install win7, but for the past 2 hrs, it still show the "Expanding windows files (0%).". The allocated memory is 512MB, and hard drive ...
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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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Ubuntu on Virtual PC 2007 — cannot connect to the internet

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on Virtual PC 2007 on my desktop Windows machine. The internet connection has failed. Any tutorial on getting this working?
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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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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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Virtual machine pauses at random intervals

Some of my virtual machines (using MS Virtual PC) recently started to show a very annoying behavior: from time to time (at random intervals) the virtual machine pauses/freezes for one minute. During ...
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Citrix RDP Grid Lines

When connecting to work from home (home machine is Win 7), I use Citric Remote Desktop. Within the options of Citrix's Remote Desktop I set connection speed to LAN and everything looks ok with I ...
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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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Virtual PC - 64 bit / 32 bit

I have to setup a virtual machine for a coworker, running windows XP 32 bit. Right now, I am running windows 7 64 bit, so i have to install Virtual PC 64 bit. My question is: will there be any ...
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Two virtual computers using one laptop?

I have a laptop and an external display. I am able to use the external display either as extended desktop OR duplicate desktop. I also use a separate keyboard and mouse. So effectively, the laptop ...
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Creating Macintosh virtual hard disk for Windows

Is it possible to create Macintosh Virtual Hard disk for Windows 7 Virtual PC? If Yes please provide the steps for the same.
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How to install virtual pc2007 additions

hi i have windows 7 home edition 64 in my Physical Machine. i download and install virtual pc 2007 and install a windows xp in a virtual machine. i want to share a folder between physical machine and ...
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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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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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How to increase free disk space of Windows in Virtual PC?

I have VirtualPC running in Win7 64bit. it's hosting a Windows XP vm. it's running out of free disk space so I increased the the vhd size using VHD Resizer however the free disk space didn't change. ...
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Is there a way to use a VirtualPC image from linux?

I have a nicely setup Windows XP image made on VirtualPC 2007. However, I currently need to use Linux (am using Lucid) for development. Is there a way in which I can use the VPC image from Linux - ...
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The hardware on my PC is dying; I want to continue to use the OS “image”. What are my options?

I have a laptop that runs Windows Vista Enterprise. It's a HP-Compaq nc8430, and for a long time the GPU ran very hot as a sort of default behavior set in the bios. This problem was reported and ...