A Microsoft program to virtualize another operating system within Windows.

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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's the default login for the WinXP IE6 VPC image supplied by Micosoft?

I downloaded the Microsoft-supplied VirtualPC image for Windows XP / IE6 testing from http://modern.ie and tried to login using the documented credentials of IEUser / Passw0rd! (referenced in the MS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to set 1920x1080 resolution for Virtual PC?

I have Windows XP SP3 running under Virtual PC. The maximum resolution it allows is 1600x1200. Also the maximum resolution of my monitor is 1366x768. How can I create a 1920x1080 virtual desktop that ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How to open a file inside an XP Mode application from the command line

There is a shortcut in Start menu for a Windows XP Mode application. It has a Target like this: %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\VMCPropertyHandler.dll,LaunchVMSal "Windows ...
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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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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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Open VHD with Windows

I have a fully patched Win7 PC with XenCenter installed and VHD files registered to XenCenter. As of now, I am unable to open a VHD file on this PC - whenever I open it in XenCenter, it wants to ...
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Folder emulated as USB storage

Is there a software that can emulate a folder from a PC disk as a usb storage? I need that in order to "share" the folder from Host OS (win7) into guest system (winXP) via virtualPC 6.1 (it has some ...
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Windows Virtual PC losing network connection

On my Windows 7 host machine, I have a Virtual PC guest which runs Windows 2003 server R2. After 10-15 minutes the guest loses the network connection. To fix this temporarily, I have to change the ...
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Hyper-V featuers missing, moving from virtual pc

I use an instance of xp in virtual pc for some development tasks (old vb6 stuff etc). Now I'm in win 8 and setup hyper-v for this, and booted up my old vhd's in it. I've noticed right off that ...
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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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Lost internet access in Windows XP Mode Virtual PC under Windows 7

I also created and configured a Virtual PC in Windows XP mode. Both platforms functioned effectively for months. Now I've lost both internet connection and printer connection to a network printer, ...
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Portable system on a SDCard

I want to have a portable system in a SDCARD, the requirements are as follow: It should run on a Bare Metal virtualization in a NetBook This should run solely as a medium to the virtualization, so ...
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No internet on Windows 7 virtual pc on Windows 7 with NAT configuration

I have installed Windows 7 on Microsoft virtual pc 2007 SP1 on Windows 7. I configured networking adapter to use Shared networking (NAT). But still I cannot access the internet from the virtual ...
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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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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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Back-up Image to Virtual Machine

Prior to updating my development machine from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8.1 I did a full Microsoft back-up as well as a full Norton 15 ghost recovery point. After a few weeks of working I discovered ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to have 64 bit guest OSes run in Virtual PC RC on Windows 7?

Is it possible to have 64 bit guest OSes run in Virtual PC RC on Windows 7? I tried to install a Windows 7x64 Ultimate guest in Virtual PC, on a host PC running Windows 7x64, but got the following ...
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Forgot Microsoft Virtual PC's password

I have a Microsoft Virtual PC on which I run Windows 2003 Server. I am right now in the system, but have forgotten the password. So, while I can continue to work now, if I were to lock the computer or ...
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Need guidance on Windows 7 and Virtual PC setup for a “development” machine

My work environment consists of 2 physical machines (W1 and W2). One is an IIS server, the other has SQL Server 2005. I want to replicate the environment on my Windows 7 laptop using virtual PC. ...
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Windows Virtual PC: not enough system resources

I need to create multiple Virtual machines under Win7. I installed Windows Virtual PC and created a base virtual machine (installed Win XP and other software needed). I then duplicate that machine ...
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What is wrong if some network traffic is only working out of a bridged VM but not on the host OS?

I'm in the situation that IMAP/SSL connections from my PC to all imap servers are failing on my PC. (more details there) After experimenting, I have now established that: On the Win7 64bit host, ...
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Why can't I attach USB devices to a Windows Virtual PC host?

I'm trying to run a Windows 98 program in a Windows 98 virtual machine in Windows Virtual PC that requires a USB device (more specifically LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System 2.0 and its USB IR ...
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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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How can I recover/compact space used by a Virtual PC virtual hard drive?

I have a Windows 2003 Server setup in Virtual PC. I loaded it with VS2005, SQL Server etc., and the size of the VHD file was 15 GB. Over the months, I have tried various things including setting up ...
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Virtual PC, bigger resolution

I have a virtual machine (Virtual PC) and I want to set a bigger resolution than my monitor/videocard allows. Thats because I want to stream a "scrollable" game, and if I could increment the ...
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Can I back up a .vdi file from VirtualBox just like .vhd and have a “machine” always ready to start fresh?

If it is a Virtual PC .vhd file, then I can make a copy of it so that if the .vhd goes bad for any reason (catch a virus or installed undesirable software), then I can use that old .vhd and start a ...
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How are virtual machine integration packages implemented internally?

If I install a virtual machine additions package on a virtual machine, (e.g. Virtual Machine Additions for Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Integration Components on Windows Virtual PC, and Guest Additions ...