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Windows 7: Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine

07 Dec 2009   #40
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tawa,

You might see if you may have a newer BIOS version available for your motherboard that may allow your computer to support "hardware virtualization". If not, then you will not be able to install Windows Virtual PC or XP Mode.

If this is the case, then you can still use other 3rd party vitrual programs like VMware, Virtualbox, Virtual PC 2007 w/SP1, etc.... You will not be able to install XP Mode, but you could still create a XP virtual machine using one of these programs instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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07 Dec 2009   #41
Tawa

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Well, I am using VMWare player to run Backtrack4 for studying purposes.

Is it possible to install Windows XP from an installation CD to VMWare?
Do you have a guide to link me to it? Is it possible to take a couple minutes of your time to find me a good one?

Thanks in advance.
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07 Dec 2009   #42
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Nice tutorial; I run XP Pro & Ubuntu 9.10 using VPC, works like a charm.
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07 Dec 2009   #43
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tawa View Post
Well, I am using VMWare player to run Backtrack4 for studying purposes.

Is it possible to install Windows XP from an installation CD to VMWare?
Do you have a guide to link me to it? Is it possible to take a couple minutes of your time to find me a good one?

Thanks in advance.
I believe you will need a XP ISO file instead. You can use the trial version of PowerISO to create a ISO file from the XP installation disc to use though.
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07 Dec 2009   #44
Night Hawk

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

That should work with ease on the SUN Virtual Box. I had the 64bit 7 RC on the Portable VBox some time back and will likely see a go at XP on the latest release. You can run a few different distros there as well if your system lacks support for virtualization.

The preference here is still the VPC itself with the XP mode while the few older XP programs are being managed on the 32bit 7 there. For those you can't get on the 32bit 7 however then these are the options available.
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27 Dec 2009   #45
Av4t4r

windows 7 ultimate rtm 7600
 
 

hi guys i have installed to my windows 7 ultimate 32 bit the virtual pc 2007 and i have installed windows xp sp2 original to virtual pc .
My question is how can i use my graphics card(gigabyte hd 4650 pci 1gb) to virtual pc???
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27 Dec 2009   #46
Night Hawk

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

You don't! is the answer there. Unfortunately you can't take full advantage of any installed card but simply rely on the virtual video memory alloted once on a virtual machine. Most see a max of 128mb there not leaving much for any gaming or other things that chomp on the vpu power.

Video card, sound card, and other device drivers typically won't install on a VM. The new XP Mode final version does support printers and usb devices like flash drives however. But you are left with the 128mb limits.
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02 Mar 2010   #47
Nizz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit + Ubuntu in Virtual Box
 
 
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I bought Win 7 PRO 64bit because it says that it has XP VPC included... But it is not installed... does it come on the DVD, was it misrepresentation or do i have to download it and all they ment was that pro is recommended to run it as well as ultimate?
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02 Mar 2010   #48
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nizz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This can help show you how to setup and install XP Mode with Windows Virtual PC.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Mar 2010   #49
Night Hawk

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

Hello Niz Welcome to SF!

To add a little further to that the 7 Pro supports the Virtual PC for 7 which needs to be installed first before you can run the XP Mode installer. The Pro, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions see support included for virtualization which these two rely on.

The guide there will point out the need to run the compatibily tool as well to see if your hardwares offer support. That will also be a requirement to look into. You should ok however since you are running newer hardwares you have listed in the system specs there but follow the guide closely.
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