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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I am trying to download XP mode, but when I run the WGA tool provided by the download link, it says the tool itself is out of date.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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0answers
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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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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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Windows XP Mode won't start in WIn7 64 bit. Server Execution failed

I am using Win7, without SP1 yet, and trying to run Windows Virtual PC. My pc works fine with VMWare Workstation, and the BIOS has hardware virtualization enabled. The MS tool that detects hardware ...
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1answer
272 views

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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1answer
963 views

Can't log into the XP Mode in Windows 7

My PC config: Host OS - Windows 7 32-bit Guest OS - Windows XP SP3 When I enable the integration features (in the settings dialog), check the "enable at start up" option, on start up I'm asked the ...
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2answers
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How to connect XP mode VM to the host so as to simulate LAN Activities?

First of all my PC config: Host:Windows 7(32-bit) Guest: Windows XP SP3 as XP Mode. Integration Features Disabled(I don't think it has any thing to do with networking). Network Connections on Host ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 virtual PC - use main graphics card

I have installed virtual pc to run XP inside of windows 7 professional. When I run "dxdiag" and go to the display tab on 7 I can see my graphics card details (ATI Radeon etc) but when I run it in the ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
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How to use Win XP mode,where can I find it?

I have windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on my laptop and the ultimate version is supposed to have "WinXP Mode"(installed together with os) ,but I can't find it anywhere. Where is it located?
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Does the Virtual PC XP Mode need safety measures?

Does the Virtual PC XP-Mode (or any other virtualized mode) require safety measures, such as antivirus or a firewall? I'm just wondering if the XP-Mode would be a large security loophole, since it's ...