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Windows 7: How to Reset XP Mode?


07 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 
How to Reset XP Mode?

I installed the various pieces to give myself an XP Mode virtual machine. I then used the virtual PC to do some stuff. Now I want to "clean up" the virtual PC and return it to its just-installed state.

Presumably I can uninstall and reinstall to accomplish that.

But is there an easier way?

Thanks.

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07 Aug 2010   #2

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

If you made a backup of your "Windows XP Mode.vhd" (virtural hard drive) file prior to changes, you could restore it. If not, a reinstall is the only way I have found for tinkering screw ups.
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07 Aug 2010   #3

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Can you get into the VM manager to check for restore points?
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07 Aug 2010   #4

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Can you get into the VM manager to check for restore points?
That's brilliant! I started the XP Mode machine and picked an early restore point. Looks like all is good. I'll make a backup of VHD etc files against future embarrassments.
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08 Aug 2010   #5

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Guy Scharf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Can you get into the VM manager to check for restore points?
That's brilliant! I started the XP Mode machine and picked an early restore point. Looks like all is good. I'll make a backup of VHD etc files against future embarrassments.
I am happy to help.

If you feel this has helped you, do you know how to mark your problem solved?
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08 Aug 2010   #6

 
 

lol i know the answer to marking a post solved! click on the triangle that says report post and type solved!
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24 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Easy FIX

I had a similar issue, and was unable to find an answer. Here is what I found. Tried to rename the Virtual XP Mode .VHD file and replace it with one from another PC. That failed, but Windows said "Hey, do you want to create a new XP Mode Virtual PC?" I said Hells Yeah!!!! I was then able to start from scratch, as desired.

Hope this helps other lost soles!
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25 Jun 2013   #8

XP sp3 Pro / Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

A bit late now but after you have VXP set up ( with the gazillion updates ) would it not be easier to check the " undo disc " in settings before any changes ?
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