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Windows 7: XP Mode Not Showing Up In Start Up Menu

08 Jan 2011   #1
cisslybee2012

Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit
 
 
XP Mode Not Showing Up In Start Up Menu

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year!

I only use MACS but I just bought a netbook to run an XP program on. I put in 2 GB of memory, upgraded to 7 Pro, and downloaded XP mode and VPC. 7 seems to be running groovy, but there's no sign of XP or VPC. I don't understand, where is it?

Also, my netbook doesn't have HAV, and the upgrade for computers without it is inapplicable to my system, and my system and 7 is 32 bit.

So what now? Microsoft wants money for their help, but I refuse to pay. I'm so disappointed, but I'm trying to keep my cool.

Please help.


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08 Jan 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Windows XP Mode should be in a folder called Windows Virtual PC. On my Win 7 Pro X64 system, that's in:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Virtual PC


It has a target of:

%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\VMCPropertyHandler.dll,LaunchDefaultVM
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08 Jan 2011   #3
cisslybee2012

Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Windows XP Mode should be in a folder called Windows Virtual PC. On my Win 7 Pro X64 system, that's in:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Virtual PC

It has a target of:

%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\VMCPropertyHandler.dll,LaunchDefaultVM
Thank you Ztruck, but it's supposed to be in the menu in the Microsoft start up icon when you click on "All Programs." Something is wrong and I haven't a clue what to do because this is the first Windows computer I ever owned. I only understand MACS.
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08 Jan 2011   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

If your computer can't run the update for computers without HAV, and your computer does not support HAV, you can not run XP Mode.

Kari
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08 Jan 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Running a virual machine on that computer...I can only imagine how slow and unbearable it would be. The Atom processors are like an old Pentium 4 processor with much less capabilites. I have had the pleasure, or frustration, of trying to run a virtual machine on an old P4 processor. It was 1.5-1.7 GHz P4, it was a very not so pleasent experaince to say the least.
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08 Jan 2011   #6
cisslybee2012

Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
If your computer can't run the update for computers without HAV, and your computer does not support HAV, you can not run XP Mode.

Kari
Thank you Kari. And to you all.

I'll just be putting this netbook up on eBay for sale because it's useless to me.

I'm gonna try to find a notebook running XP. I have no use for the Windows platform but for an important piece of software.

Wish me luck!
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08 Jan 2011   #7
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Is you Mac not capable of running VMware Fusion or other virtual machine software?
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08 Jan 2011   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Is you Mac not capable of running VMware Fusion or other virtual machine software?
Or dual boot, installing Windows in bootcamp?
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08 Jan 2011   #9
cisslybee2012

Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Is you Mac not capable of running VMware Fusion or other virtual machine software?
No, because I'm not using an intel Mac. And it would be cheaper for me to buy an XP laptop if I can find one than even a new MAC mini, or Windows laptop I would have to do the same thing in upgrading to 7 pro to run XP.

What a nightmare. But I let my impatience run up and down the ball court with me, so I'll just have to chill out and find an XP laptop somewhere.
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08 Jan 2011   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cisslybee2012 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Is you Mac not capable of running VMware Fusion or other virtual machine software?
No, because I'm not using an intel Mac. And it would be cheaper for me to buy an XP laptop if I can find one than even a new MAC mini, or Windows laptop I would have to do the same thing in upgrading to 7 pro to run XP.

What a nightmare. But I let my impatience run up and down the ball court with me, so I'll just have to chill out and find an XP laptop somewhere.
You don't need Intel Mac to run VirtualBox. At least try to download and install it, then install XP to a vm running in VirtualBox on your Mac?
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