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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

01 May 2009   #79
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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20 May 2009   #80
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noles View Post
Is there a way to just completely start fresh with this? I guess I messed things up a bit when I tried to change my username/remove my password, and now I'm not even able to log in. I tried uninstalling and installing it, but it just gave me the same error that I had the wrong login information.
Hello Noles,

Check in your C:\Users\(user-name)\Virtual Machines folder to see the location of your Virtual Windows XP VHD and VMC files. They should be gone after you uninstall it below. If not delete them to start clean again when you reinstall Virtual Windows XP.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup-virtual.jpg

You should be able to select Virtual Windows XP in Programs and Features to uninstall Windows XP Mode.

Hope this helps,
Shawn



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31 May 2009   #81
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 
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Shawn does the msi package contain the whole installer of windows xp or should we insert the windows xp disc?

Thanks


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31 May 2009   #82
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Noles,

Check in your C:\Users\(user-name)\Virtual Machines folder to see the location of your Virtual Windows XP VHD and VMC files. They should be gone after you uninstall it below. If not delete them to start clean again when you reinstall Virtual Windows XP.

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You should be able to select Virtual Windows XP in Programs and Features to uninstall Windows XP Mode.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I actually just reinstalled it again and it worked fine.
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31 May 2009   #83
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Noles, I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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31 May 2009   #84
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Cool Guy View Post
Shawn does the msi package contain the whole installer of windows xp or should we insert the windows xp disc?

Thanks
Hello The Cool Guy,

Yes, the Windows XP Mode MSI download will install XP completely in a virtual machine when Windows Virtual PC is already installed first.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 May 2009   #85
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Not only is XP complete there but you can also connect online and download the latest updates for XP to see those go on except for hardwares like video, sound, and other addons. The XP mode has a virtual video card and synthesizes sound using the existing onboard or sound card you normally use in 7.

The XP mode also has full access to all drives other then a second virrual drive available along with the virtual C it runs from. When installing Windows separately from an installation you only see the A=floppy, C=local hard drive, and E=dvd drive if installed. For some reason no other physical drives are seen with any custom install.
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01 Jun 2009   #86
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello The Cool Guy,

Yes, the Windows XP Mode MSI download will install XP completely in a virtual machine when Windows Virtual PC is already installed first.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Shawn, if it contains Windows XP in it, should we activate it with out own Product Key or is it already activated?
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01 Jun 2009   #87
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I do not believe that you will need to activate Windows XP Mode since I do not see a activation option.
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01 Jun 2009   #88
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

There isn't any need there since that is all self contained and not a separate OS as you would see with a normal installation. What that sees is the main gui lacking the ability to be used outside of the VPC beta.

It does everything else however while you are not able to get device drivers on for things like expansion cards and other devices. It's strictly intended for running older programs while isolating itself from any compatibility issues with 7.
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01 Jun 2009   #89
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Thanks a lot, Shawn and Night Hawk. +1 rep to you both.
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