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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup


01 May 2009   #199
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

How to Install and Setup Windows XP Mode in Windows 7


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13 Dec 2009   #200
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

It should be listed under the Advanced Menu tab > CPU Configuration > Intel (R) Virtualization Tech, then under Chipset Intel VT-d Configuration allows you to enable or disable Virtualization Technology for Direct I/O, whatever that means - I'm only reading off my ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 instructions which I printed off, different board but may be similar.

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28 Dec 2009   #201
mvsnaniou

windwos 2003
 
 
LINUXADMIN

Thanks a lot for posting it is very useful for me.
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11 Mar 2010   #202
Ivan05

Win 7 64-bit/32-bit/XP
 
 

One point I'm not quite clear on... Do you need to create a VHD to install/run the Virtual PC/XP Mode?
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11 Mar 2010   #203
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I didn't - just installed Virtual PC, then XP SP3 on that. I'd be interested to hear the various opinions on it though.
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11 Mar 2010   #204
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

XP Mode vhd is automatically created when you install Virtual PC with XP Mode.

When you want to add additional virtual machines, you open the folder C:\Users\Your_Username\Virtual Machines and click Create virtual machine. It's quite straight forward procedure, you just follow the instructions and VPC takes care of creating the vhd file, together with needed settings files.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup-vpc_create.png

So you create a virtual machine, which creates the files needed for that machine to run. A vhd is just one of those files. For every virtual machine you create (except XP Mode), you need installation media with a valid activation key. For example if you want to create a Vista virtual machine, you need a Vista installation DVD or ISO file.

Kari


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11 Mar 2010   #205
Ivan05

Win 7 64-bit/32-bit/XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
XP Mode vhd is automatically created when you install Virtual PC with XP Mode.
That's what I thought, thanks. Just wanted to be sure.

Still trying to figure out my SCSI scanner issue. After reading through this thread, I'm back to thinking the dual boot may be the only way to go.
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11 Mar 2010   #206
Ivan05

Win 7 64-bit/32-bit/XP
 
 

Looks like I'm going to have to go the dual boot route, no 64-bit drivers for the SCSI card.
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12 Mar 2010   #207
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan05 View Post
Looks like I'm going to have to go the dual boot route, no 64-bit drivers for the SCSI card.
Ivan, as I told you here XP Mode is always 32-bit, even if you run it on a 64-bit Windows 7. So if you are installing new hardware like that SCSI device you've mentioned to be used in XP Mode, you must use 32-bit drivers.

Kari
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13 Mar 2010   #208
Ivan05

Win 7 64-bit/32-bit/XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan05 View Post
Looks like I'm going to have to go the dual boot route, no 64-bit drivers for the SCSI card.
Ivan, as I told you here XP Mode is always 32-bit, even if you run it on a 64-bit Windows 7. So if you are installing new hardware like that SCSI device you've mentioned to be used in XP Mode, you must use 32-bit drivers.

Kari
Yes, you told me, but sometimes there's so much information floating around in the head it doesn't all sink in. Once I realized that, the VM was no longer an option.

But I am up and running on the dual boot now and my SCSI card, scanner and software all play well together under XP, so I'm happy. Had a minor issue installing XP on the new mobo, but was able to solve it without too much trouble. Had to hide the Win 7 partition from XP to prevent XP from deleting the 7 restore points as described here.
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20 Mar 2010   #209
Arijit2010win7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM Sony/Windows 7 Home Basic x64 OEM Sony
 
 

Hi,

Installed the Windows XP Mode, Now I want to know, Am I need to install Anti-Virus for windows xp which is running under virtual machine ?
As the windows security center constantly warned at putting red shield in the task bar.
Is it necessary to update via windows update VM's XP ?


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One more query, How can I increase the RAM size in VM ?

I can see the setting under--> Allocate memory for this machine---> 512 MB

Available memory 2814 MB...

Both field grey out. I atlaest want to use 1024MB.
Update:-
I solved the memory problem by myself....Solution is it need to be shut down,
Please anyone have answer my 1st query....

Thanks in advance.
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