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Windows Virtual PC is unable to host a virtualized install of Windows 8. Windows Virtual PC is being depreciated in favor of Hyper-V. Steven Sinofsky, head of Windows, wrote a blog post titled Running Windows 8 Developer Preview in a virtual environment where he goes into the subject in detail. It's a good read. Halfway down he says: "... our baseline ...


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Windows Virtual PC has been phased out in Windows 8, and has been replaced with the more full-featured Hyper-V. Additionally "XP Mode" is no longer available and, if needed, you'll have to install an actual previous copy of XP with a license that you already own, as the XP Mode license was granted only to users of Windows 7 specifically (more info here and ...


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If you simply copy a clean XP virtual machine (the ones you can download from the Microsoft website), you can rename it and have multiple XP VMs that way. At least it worked for me, let me know if it doesn't Here's an overview of the required steps: Every virtual hard drive (vhd) created with Virtual PC consists of three files if it is turned off, ...


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Windows 8 requires a new ACPI functionality mode (ACPI 2.0) which is not supported at all in many virtualisation products. Thus far, I have only been able to get it working inside of VMWare Workstation 8 (which for some coincidence was launched today!). I have just tested and it will also work in the newest version of VMWare Player (Version 4.0.0 ...


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Vmware Workstation - Simply put, it does what I need, it works fast and I find that Snapshots are a time saver (and a God-send!). I have 2 VM's running 24x7 on my laptop, and even though I have a lot of programs open, my CPU averages around 3% on idle with it occasional touching 0%. That being said, I know a lot of people prefer and use VirtualBox. I ...


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I managed to find a solution: deleting the hibernation state file. This is similar to deleting hiberfil.sys when your computer won't return, although there is a Windows boot option to do this (press F8 during boot). Here's how to do it for a Virtual PC virtual machine: Navigate to the location of the virtual machine's settings file (.vmc file). In my ...


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Virtual PC currently does not support 64-bit guests, you may want to look into VirtualBox or VMware. You may also want to see the answers to the similar question on Serverfault.


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For what it's worth, at this time, if you don't want the manual hassle you can just use XP-More, a free tool that can duplicate Windows Virtual PCs such as XP Mode, but don't forget to disable the Windows XP firewall.


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Alternatively, if you are using Windows 7, you can mount the .vhd file in the drive manager, then use that mounted drive as a physical drive in vmware.


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You don't say where you downloaded this image but I guess you downloaded it from Microsofts Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image. If you scroll down on that page you can read this line The password to login to all of these images is Password1 and the username will be present when you first login


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This solved it for me: http://timwise.blogspot.com/2012/04/running-ie-application-compatibility.html For me the image would get half way through booting windows, and then blue-screen (BSOD). I discovered that it was possible to get past this by removing the SATA controller the machine's settings, and instead adding the disk under the IDE controller. ...


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I set it up in Virtual Box the latest version choosing Windows 7 64 bit as the "Version" under "VM Name and OS Type". It installed first try. I hope this helps. You can not run Windows 8 in Virtual PC because it (Windows 8) does not support VPC. MSDN


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It has, the VMWare workstation allows you to expand the veiw across two monitors. The little tab at the top of the screen has a button to expand across both monitors. See page 159 http://www.vmware.com/pdf/ws65_manual.pdf


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You can install a 64bit guest OS on a 32bit host if your hardware is x64 compatible, and your virtualization software supports it. At least VirtualBox does, but I believe Virtual PC does not.


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Mouse is captured only until you install virtual machine additions. They include driver for virtual mouse and then mouse can be freely moved between host and guest. Some versions of Windows (Vista, Windows 7, preconfigured Windows XP) already come with drivers for some virtual machine hosts and that is reason why you don't see this issue there. However, if ...


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Have a look at the Sysinternals utility Disk2vhd. Should do what you're after if I understand the question.


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VMWare player is also free to use, and can create virtual machines as well.


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I would recommend using VirtualBox instead. Windows Virtual PC was designed with only Windows in mind, but with VirtualBox, you can install any OS you want. I've been running Ubuntu on it without any problems.


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You can still download the Release Candidate free. Works fine in a virtual machine. download VirtualBox from virtualbox.org download the Windows 7 ISO from the above link. after installing VirtualBox, create a New VM for Windows 7, make sure it has access to the minimum requirements from your system: *1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) ...


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See the following URLs: VMWare Mac OS X Guest Package VMWare How To (OSx86 Project) Be mindful of the license.


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Im using a bit of both (VMWare at work, as it's the software that's used the most in the company I work for ; and VirtualBox at Home), and, to develop, I don't see much of a difference : both do what I need, which is provide a Virtual Machine, independant of the host system. If you are going to use it for some production system, maybe VMWare might be a ...


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If the virtual PC is hibernated by the host computer (also called "save state" or similiar), its RAM will completely be freed. If you close the virtualization software, no remainders of virtualization or the virtualized software will be in main memory any more until you reload the guest instance, which will be continued as if hibernated.


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Note the new password might be Login Instructions Login Information (for Windows Vista, 7, 8 VMs): IEUser, Passw0rd! If you downloaded from http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads see https://modernievirt.blob.core.windows.net/vhd/virtualmachine_instructions_2013-07-22.pdf


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I used Google to find this. VirtualBox comes with one hidden command under its hood, convettoraw! This can be used in following manner, VBoxMange internalcommands converttoraw your.vdi your.raw So now you have a raw image of your VM (pleaes note that if you have a VM of say, 16GB dynamically expandable virtual hard disk, when you create a raw ...


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As far as I know, you cannot change it. It is fixed to Ctrl+Alt+Left.


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With Windows Virtual PC it is possible to edit the VMC parameter file (XML) and add the following lines after the serial ports: <parallel_port id="0"> <port_name type="string">LPT1 (378h-37Fh)</port_name> <port_type type="integer">1</port_type> </parallel_port> So you can have have hardware support for LPT port ...


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No it isn't impossible, but it breaks the licensing terms therefore it is not legal and the methods should not be discussed.


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It looks like the Folders have gotten fouled up. I read one post that Folder Reset might fix it (but didn't for me) and that you could run the VPC Wizard (which worked for me) thusly: vpcwizard.exe typed in the Start Search, or Start Run box, should give you access to the Create Virtual Machine Wizard.


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Virtual PC 2007 does not have the tight integration between host/guest systems that XP mode has. Virtual PC for Windows 7 does have the same features as the pre-configured XP mode. With XP mode applications installed in XP are directly visible on the start menu in Windows 7 and can be launched from there. Also when you launch the app it will appear as you ...



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