A Microsoft program to virtualize another operating system within Windows.

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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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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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Can a Virtual PC emulate a mac address for the network card too?

Can a Virtual PC emulate a mac address for the network card too? It probably is possible but I think the Virtual PC / VirtualBox / VMWare / Parallel, all probably won't support it as the mac address ...
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Wondering why VirtualBox and VMWare's Player both “capture” the mouse inside the Virtual Machine? Virtual PC 2007 works quite well if doesn't

I wonder why VirtualBox and VMWare's Player both "capture" and bound the mouse pointer to the Virtual Machine and not let it come out, and needing to press RIGHT CTRL key or CTRL-ALT to come out. ...
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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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Convert VMware VM to Virtual PC in Windows 7

I have an existing virtual machine which runs fine in VMware Player under Windows 7 until I attempt to run something else in Virtual PC. Is there a way to easily convert my existing virtual machine ...
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VMWare vs VirtualBox …what I should use [closed]

what I should using to work with linux on windows ... I don't know ! ... but I tried VirtualBox and VmWare what's the differents and which are the feutures
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Connect to host computer from Virtual PC 2007

I am having trouble using my guest (Windows XP SP3) to communicate over TCP/IP to the host computer (Windows 7) using Virtual PC 2007. I have WAMPServer running on my host, and want to be able to ...
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Unable to connect host from guest VPC

My host is WinXP and my guest (on VPC 2007) is also WinXP. Both have SP2. I am unable to ping either from one another. However, I am able to connect to the Internet from the guest. My intention is to ...
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Dual-monitor VPC/VMware

If there was a feature request for Virtual PC or VMWare, it would be dual-monitor support. Why hasn't this been done?
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How do I convert a .vhd disk image to work with VMWare Fusion 2?

I’ve just installed VMWare Fusion 2 on my Mac. Microsoft makes available some Virtual PC disk images containing different versions of IE, so that us humble web developers can test our code on them: ...
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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: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download....
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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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Error when booting up a Windows 95 virtual machine in Windows Virtual PC

I tried to install Windows 95 on a Windows Virtual PC virtual machine, but when I am trying to run it post installation, I got an error during boot: When initializing device IOS: Windows protection ...
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How to install Microsoft Virtual PC in win 10?

I just update Win 7 to Win 10, But Virtual PC 2007 doesn't work. I got Sp1 but it doesn't work. I'd be happy if you could help me.
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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 PC on Windows 7 - Hardware-assisted virtualization is disabled

I am running a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor. When I run Virtual PC in Windows 7, I get the following error: Unable to start Windows Virtual PC because hardware-...
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Virtual Machines - VMWare user switching to Microsoft

I am used to using VMWare Workstation - and have been very happy with it. I have been using it for sandboxing programming environments and testing. I am now in an environment where we must use ...
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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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What is the host key of Windows 7 Virtual PC and where can you change it?

Does anyone know which key is the host key of Windows 7 Virtual PC and where I could change it to a different one? Before Windows 7 the host key was changed in the option menu of Virtual PC but the ...
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Drag N' Drop in Virtual PC 2007

I'm running Windows 7 with Virtual PC 2007. I was wondering if there was any way to Drag n' drop files from the hosting computer to the VM, or vica-versa. The VM I'm connecting to is Windows XP.
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Getting Debian 8 “Jessie” to run on Windows Virtual PC (Windows 7)?

I have Windows Virtual PC with a handful of virtual machines. I had one successfully running Debian 5 "Lenny" for a few years but as that is an old, unsupported distribution, I tried to upgrade it (...
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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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Find a Windows 10 ISO to install it in a virtual machine

I know how to install an ISO in VirtualBox or Virtual PC, but I don't know where to find a Windows 10 ISO file. Microsoft provide a tool to download Windows 10 but it seems that it's only usable to ...
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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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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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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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Can the Microsoft Virtual PC .vhd be “activated” instead of expiring?

I usually use the Virtual PC .vhd from http://www.Microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11575 together with Windows 7's Virtual PC to emulate an XP machine, so as to run any XP software or do ...
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What happens to Windows 7 guests under Virtual PC when the Host machine gets updated with windows 10?

I have a host desktop pc (with Windows 7). It runs inside VirtualPC another virtual pc running windows 7. What happens if I update the host computer to windows 10. Given that Windows8 didn't have ...
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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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Transfer files between VPC and Host Machine

I have a virtual machine setup and I am able to transfer files from the host to the vpc and from the vpc to the host. I then copied the vpc to another machine and I am not able to copy files anymore. ...
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How to Get an existing Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine on Windows 8.1

I have a new computer with Windows 8.1 From my old PC with Windows 7 I have a folder with "Windows XP Mode.vhd" file ~120GB. I want to run this VM on my new Windows 8.1 Is any way to do it ? UPDATED ...
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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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Is there a way that two remote windows sessions sharing a mouse and a keyboard?

The question is somewhat tricky to you unless you know about virtual desktop environment Currently, my office is using several Ncomputing's L300 devices, thin clients, and sharing rss on the host ...
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What's the default login for the Windows XP IE6 VPC image supplied by Micosoft? [duplicate]

I downloaded the Microsoft-supplied Virtual PC image for Windows XP / Internet Explorer 6 testing from http://modern.ie and tried to login using the documented credentials of IEUser / ...
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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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Can Windows Virtual PC run a 64-bit OS?

I'm running Windows Virtual PC (RC) on a Windows 7 (RTM) 64-bit host. When I create a new virtual machine and try to install 64-bit Windows 7 on that VM, I get "this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit ...
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Virtual PC 2007 USB floppy disk drive support

On my copy of Windows Vista I downloaded Virtual PC 2007. And I was wondering, does Virtual PC 2007 support a USB floppy drive? I don’t have my hands on a OS, but when I insert a disk with my USB FDD ...
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Is using a Virtual PC on a RAM DISK super fast? (putting the .vhd file in a RAM DISK)

I wonder how or if any one tried to create a RAM DISK, and then put the 2GB (or sometimes 1.2GB) .vhd file into it, and then run the virtual PC using this image. It should be running super fast, as ...
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How can I manually/force install a specific driver in Ubuntu?

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 32-bit and I created a virtual machine using Microsoft Virtual PC (the old one, not the Windows Virtual PC) in order to test it. I did that since my host ...
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Why do I get an internal stack overflow error when minimizing and restoring an MS-DOS virtual machine window?

I am using Windows Virtual PC on a Windows 7 machine. I have created an MS-DOS 6.22 virtual machine with 16 MB RAM and a 2 GB hard disk. Whenever I minimize or otherwise deactivate the window, and ...
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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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Internal stack overflow on Virtual PC when installing Windows 98

I'm attempting to use Windows Virtual PC to set up a Windows 98 (SE) VM; you know, for nostalgia's sake. However, whenever I run it, I get the following error: An internal stack overflow has ...
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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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Issue with Virtual PC XP Image

I created a Win XP SP3 Virtual Image in a PC running Win XP SP3 using Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. The image works fine in XP. Now I copied the same XP SP3 Image to a Win 7 PC and installed MS Virtual ...
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Command line to restart virtual machine (Virtual PC)

Is there a way to restart a virtual machine running under Windows 7 Virtual PC from a command line? Basically, i want to do a soft restart, same thing the clicking on Ctrl+Alt+Del button achieves.
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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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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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Microsoft Virtual PC maximum hard disk PC

What is the maximum space that I can allocate on a MS Virtual PC 2007?
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Windows XP Mode on Windows 7

Is it normal to have a Windows XP Mode folder in a Windows 7 Pro, Program Files Directory? I see this key: K49H2-RPR94-QBGG4-DBCTM-YT64G. And I see the VXPEULA.txt file with EULA. Window XP Mode has ...