Windows XP Mode (XPM) is a virtual machine package for Windows Virtual PC containing a pre-installed, licensed copy of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 as its guest OS.

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Is it possible to run a program in Windows XP Mode directly from a batch file that is in Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate with Windows XP Mode installed. In my host OS (Windows 7) I have a batch file which executes some commands. I have to execute also three programs that are installed in my ...
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Strange wrong colors in XP Mode under Windows 7

I have a fresh install of XP Mode under my Windows 7 x64. I have a 0.png image file with a uniform white background with RGB color equal to (240, 240, 240). And I have strange inconsistent color ...
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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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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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Specified Logon Session Does Not Exit Setting Up XP Mode

I'm trying to set up XP Mode on a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 PC and I can get far as to launch XP Mode and go through the setup wizard. However, once I reach the Setup will share the drives on this ...
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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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Running software for XP on windows 8, without a copy of XP

What options are there for running software that could only run on XP, but on a windows 8 box? According to this article, the options are: VMware Player VirtualBox Hyper-V virtualization The ...
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Simulating slow CPU with Windows7 XP Mode?

I'd like to simulate a slow CPU, using XP mode in windows 7. I can see settings for RAM, Drives etc, but can see any option for specifying processor resources. Is there any way I can simulate older ...
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Hidden Files In XP Mode

I'm currently using a Windows 7 desktop at work, with an XP Mode virtual machine to access the Netware network our company is currently trying to eliminate. However, I have to archive old files on the ...
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Enable ipv6 in XP Mode on Windows 7 host?

Upgraded router to ipv6 capable router, ipv6 tunnel and enabled all home network to ipv6. Everything works perfectly except ipv6 in XP Mode. XP Mode is using Win7 host's wifi adapter directly. After ...
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Can Windows XP Mode access the telephone port on a computer? [closed]

I would like to use my Windows 7 PC as a telephone. I know of an undocumented feature called Phone Dialer (C:\Windows\System32\dialer.exe), but the interface of it is quite minimalistic and does not ...
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Cannot install Windows Installer package on Windows XP Mode

Whenever I try to install a particular MSI from Windows XP Mode located on my local hard drive, it fails with the following error: Why is this error occurring and how can I prevent it?
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Windows XP Mode Vulnerabilities as of April 8th, 2014

EDIT I appreciate the answers I've gotten so far, but I might not have worded the question clearly enough. Is the Windows 7 side of the machine running in XP Mode exposed to any dangers it would ...
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Windows XP mode sticks on “Checking for the latest updates for your computer” forever

I have just installed Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Pro. When I try to update it it just sits looking for updates. I've left it there for at least two hours with no change. I have tried everything ...
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Genuine Windows Validation Tool will not run

I am trying to download XP mode, but when I run the WGA tool provided by the download link, it says the tool itself is out of date. This version of the Windows Genuine Advantage validation tool is no ...
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Program exepects to point to a *.exe that is running under Windows XP Mode

I have a program (Xilinx ISE 10.1) that I have to use [it is the last ISE which supported the Virtex-2, which one of our designs uses]. I'm using Active-HDL, which expects a *.exe file for ISE to ...
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Why does Windows Explorer display a bogus updated time, and is there a way to recalibrate its datetimostat?

Here is my process when testing a Windows CE app: Rebuild it to create new .exe/.dll pairs from the two projects in the solution (PDAClient.exe and HUtilCE.dll). Since I have to do this development ...
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Why would updated and copied files not update their Modified (timestamp) property in Explorer?

I have a workflow where I modify files in XPMode on a Windows 7 machine, copy the modified files to a mapped computer (to a folder on the Windows 7 C drive), and then from there, in Windows 7 (outside ...
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Deleting Windows XP Mode

Awhile back I asked a question if I could clone my Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 so I could run it in vmware workstation 8 and I was able to do it by using the vm cloning software and adding the line ...
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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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Windows XP mode is started only when user is logged in Windows 7

Is it possible to set Windows XP mode so it can be started (after PC has been rebooted) automatically without actual logging in Windows 7?
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How can I map a directory in Windows 7 to an XP Mode VM directory?

I need to have a separate area within Windows 7 to have a "backup," as it were, of a directory created on a VM (XP Mode). What are the steps to accomplish this?
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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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Windows 7 freezing in XP mode [closed]

I've used XP mode on Windows 7 for half a year, but of late it has been freezing with a black screen. I can't even shut it down by changing the configuration of the close button. Tell me how I can ...
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Windows 7 in XP Mode appears to be opening multiple application instances with Alt Tab

XP Mode installed on a new Dell Precision M6700 running Windows 7. Multiple instances of a program running in XP Mode continue to open as Alt+Tab is used to switch between the XP Mode program and the ...
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VirtualBox doesn't boot vmdk disk

I converted Windows XP mode using VMware Player and vCenter converter and it runs fine. But now I want to run it in VirtualBox and it says "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted." I went ...
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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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Use Windows XP Mode in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use Windows Virtual PC in Windows 8? Can anyone tell me where can I get Windows XP mode to use in Windows 8? I still have many legacy apps that ...
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Connect iPad to itunes running under Hyper-V under Windows 8

Under Windows 7 I ran iTunes in XP Mode which was great. I plugged in my iPad (1st generation) and Windows XP picked it up and synced with iTunes. Now I have upgraded to Windows 8, and I knew that ...
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XP Mode under Win 7 Professional: Windows Activation Update failure despite activated Windows

I am trying to install Windows XP Mode from here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx (the Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool has given me the green for proceeding) ...
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After enabling FIPS on Windows 7, connection to XP MOde and XP Remote Desktop stops working

In an effort to secure my Windows 7 Pro x64 workstationI turned on FIPS in the Local Security Policy editor. Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options/ System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant ...
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Transferring Windows XP Mode VM to Another Machine?

I've been running Windows XP mode on my Windows 7 Laptop for a while now and I've got my VM set up just how I like it. I am switchign laptops due to an intermittent hardware failure. Is it possible ...
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Move Windows 7 XP Mode to Windows 8?

I use Window 7 XP Mode for my legacy applications (and also to sandbox iTunes) I understand Windows 8 uses Hyper-V instead. I'd prefer to migrate my old machine than build a new one. How do I move ...
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Importing Windows XP Mode into VMWare Workstation

I've been using Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 Pro (64) for all of my work I've been doing with this client. It's just differencing off of the parent. I was considering importing it into VMWare ...
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Can you run apps from an XP hdd (now over USB) in Windows 7?

My father in law recently was gifted a new Windows 7 Laptop. He however persists in using his practically dead Dell because it has some apps which he is dependant on. If I put that drive, into a usb ...
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XP Mode as a server, Win 7 as a client

I have two virtual machines (XP Mode). They are connected to each other by a network setting - Internal Network. It is the only working setting. This is the only way I got two virtual XP to ping each ...
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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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Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 Professional

I have installed an application which is not compatible with Windows 7 within Windows XP Mode and it works well. How do I get this application into the Windows 7 start menu, so I don't have to load ...
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How to start a Windows XP Virtual PC application using Powershell from Windows 7?

This is a shortcut target of an application I launch from Windows 7 that starts a program in Windows XP Mode. %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe ...
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How do you set the number of network adapters in Windows XP Mode?

I'm running Windows XP Mode VM from Windows 7. On the VM window, if I select Tools -> Settings, and then click on 'Networking' I see the number of network adapters is set to 1, and the dropdown ...
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how to permanently set hostname for sqlplus?

I have the following situation: a windows 7, 64-bit OS; in which I have an Oracle 10g setup; on top of Win 7 - XP Mode; in which I have Oracle 11 client. As I try to connect to the Oracle ...
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How can I use the computer name in this situation?

I have the following scenario: Windows 7 64-bit, hosting an XP Mode, on the host machine there is Oracle 10g installed. On the XP Mode there is Oracle Client installed. From XP Mode I am able to ...
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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 can I change the keyboard layout in XP mode?

I'm running the Japanese windows XP mode in an English Windows 7, and because the Japanese XP Mode is interpreting my (US) keyboard's scancodes as a Japanese keyboard. For example, if I type " I get * ...
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Network Performance in Win 7 - XP Mode

Are there any tips and tricks for improving the performance of the Network Adapter for XP Mode? Specifically: I am using my XP Mode VM exclusively for browsing a web application hosted on the host ...
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How to Enable Integration features on a Virtual XP Mode connected to a domain

I have the Virtual XP Mode running on my Windows 7 x64 since quite a while and never had a real problem. Just when I added the Virtual XP Mode to our domain (my host PC has always been on the domain) ...
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Why aren't my XP Mode applications showing up in the 7 start menu?

I did the install inside XP Mode and everything appears fine there. The application icons are in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs location (I'm aware that per-user icons ...
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Changing the location on disk where XP Mode VHD file is stored

Using Windows 7 x64, my boot disk is an SSD. I'd like to reserve it for Windows 7 programs, and locate the XP Mode VHD on a second standard HD. Can that be done? After creating XP Mode, can I shut ...