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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

03 May 2009   #20


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
re #5, the dot is properly known as a radiobox

We know that, but 99% of the public would be confused.

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03 May 2009   #21

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

i thought it was a radiobutton...
yah z3 is right most wouldnt know what it means...
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03 May 2009   #22

windows 7 build 7600

Okay, after some searching i found a download but the installer stops at step 5 with the error "the file could not be written" followed by the "hard disk could not attached to the virtual machine. Please check the values provided and try again.". When i press okay it ask i get a wizard to create a new virtual hard drive but that isn't working either, any ideas?

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03 May 2009   #23


Okay I'm a bit confused here.

I'm on a 64 bit machine, the xp program I want to run is 32 bit.

Is this what I need to download/install:

Windows 7 (64bit) > Virtual Machine 64 bit > Windows XP Mode (32 bit) > 32 bit program inside of the VM.

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03 May 2009   #24


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03 May 2009   #25


Well, I just intalled the XP mode without first installing the Virtual PC(since I can't find it). It installed, but I have no Idea how to change it's settings since it needs to be shut down first, but once you shut down there's nowhere to change the settings...because I don't have virtual PC installed. lol
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03 May 2009   #26

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Copernicus,

This tutorial below will show you how to change the settings, but you will need to have Windows Virtual PC (step 1) installed first though.

Windows Virtual PC - Change Virtual Machine Settings
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03 May 2009   #27


Yea, figured, I've used virtual pc before(earlier versions). I installed this to run a program, which turns out runs fine through windows 7, I was just installing it wrong.

I'm so awesome. ha.
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03 May 2009   #28

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

LOL. Well, I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted out though.
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03 May 2009   #29
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

If you look back on the thread here you'll see how I partitioned the two drives(ix64bit,1x32bit) seeing a recovery partition of just over 100gb there. The latest Virtual pc to be available in two days.

That will a plus for the 64bit 7 more then the 32bit here however. With XP out of the equation just a few XP programs that will install and run on the 32bit 7 won't run once installed on the 64bit. For those not being able to get things going with the older programs on 7 at all that along with the XP mode will make life a bit easier in general.
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