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Windows 7: Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine

05 May 2011   #70

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miranova23 View Post
Hello, I've been loving all the tutorials here. I seem to have run into a snag with this one though.

The virtual machine starts up fine and runs in its window. It tries load my slipstreamed .iso, it says "Windows is loading files" with the loading bar like normal. But then, it stops and I get an error:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause...
File: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000035a
Info: Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.

I just tried it with an iso of my actual installation disc again, to the same exact result. Now, I assure you, my CPU is AMD Phenom II x6 1090T, I am running 64-bit Win7Pro SP1 right now, the slipstreamed iso was x64, and the disc I used was the x64 one. Am I missing something or is there another problem somewhere else I should be looking into?

Hello Miranova,

Unfortunately, Windows Virtual PC does not support running a 64-bit OS as a virtual machine.

However, you can use the free program VMWare Player to run a 64-bit virtual machine though.

Hope this helps,

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05 May 2011   #71

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Sweet =) I was really hoping I didn't screw anything up ^^"
I figured since the download said it was for a 64-bit os, that it could in turn run a virtual os. Oh well. I guess maybe cuz 1 of them does need to be capped at 4gb...

& thank you so much for the quick reply! =D
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05 May 2011   #72

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Miranova.

You could create a 32-bit Windows 7 virtual machine in your 64-bit Windows 7, but just not a 64-bit virtual machine.
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13 Jul 2011   #73
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

That VM Ware site is very confusing. Dowload manager, Binaries, VM players galore. Sounds spammy to me.
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11 Aug 2011   #74


Hi Brink,

I want to add some info;

1- You say:

"Supported host (your computer) operating system:
Windows 7 Professional (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit)"

But I thing, Windows 7 HP also support Windows Virtual PC because I allready use it.

2- You say:

"NOTE: Windows XP Mode can only be installed on Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate."

Yes it's true but if tou copy XP Mode as .vhd file from any supported and installed O.C. (Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate) to Windows 7 Home Premium you can use it for 27 days as trial:

Maybe I missing something if so sory for inconvenience
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11 Aug 2011   #75

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Nonpasaran,

Yeah Windows Virtual PC by itself can be installed on Windows Home Premium, but XP Mode is not eligible to install it normally. Sure you could use that workaround to use the XP Mode VHD, but it's not supported.

Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine-eligible.jpg

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11 Aug 2011   #76


Thanks for quick response
Yes you are right about it.

But still I thing "Supported host (your computer) operating system" part of article must be edit as;

Supported host operating system:

Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate


Thanks for patience
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11 Aug 2011   #77

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Strange, Home Basic is not listed here though where you download it at. I'll add it though later after testing and verifying.
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10 Sep 2013   #78

Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Windows Genuine Advantage validation tool is no longer supported

In Step 1B "...Click on Install to install the Genuine Windows Validation Component..." is no longer valid. Error message from 2011 version:
Windows Genuine Advantage error This version of the Windows Genuine Advantage validation tool is no longer supported. Please download the newest version and ensure that your system clock is accurate
My install of Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 is valid, using the Genuine Advantage replacement. Have not found a work-around or later .exe file from Microsoft that updated the validity check in Virtual Box.
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10 Sep 2013   #79

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Louis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here are a couple of items to check.

Are you doing this in Internet Explorer?

Are you logged in an administrator account on that PC and not through Virtual Box or domain?
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