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Windows 7: Windows 7 vs Windows XP Mode!

31 May 2011   #1
LUCK

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 vs Windows XP Mode!

Hello!

I am now using Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 because I have just installed Windows XP Mode today.

In fact, I seemed to get two hardwares. (1. Windows 7 & 2. Windows XP Mode). I installed a lot of fonts in Windows 7. When I run Windows XP Mode in Windows 7, I can't find the fonts located in Windows 7. How can I get the fonts installed in Windows 7 to be used in Windows XP Mode without reinstalling? Or how can I share the fonts from Windows 7 to Windows XP Mode?

I am very sure if I install fonts again in Windows XP Mode, It will reduce the computer's speed.

Any help would be appropriated.

Thanks a lot.

I am looking forward to hearing from all.

My Best Regards,


LUCK


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31 May 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

XP Mode is a virtual machine, meaning what is done in Windows 7 doesn't apply there, and vice versa. That's the point...to keep them isolated. If you want to have an app or fonts available in XP Mode, they will need to be installed there. Adding extra fonts in XP Mode, won't have any affect on the performance of your Windows 7 host machine.
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31 May 2011   #3
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

For all intents and purposes, XP mode is the same as having a separate physical machine except that it is implemented in software.
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31 May 2011   #4
LUCK

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, all!


Will it be ok if I remove the fonts and most programs from Windows 7? For example, MS Word & Excel. CorelDRAW, Photoshop, Illustrator, Internet Program and most of the recent programs installed in Windows 7. I mean I won't install the programs and fonts I need to use in Windows 7. I will install those in Windows XP Mode instead, so is it better to do so? Will the hardware run well enough when running in Windows XP Mode?


Thanks a lot and I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks for your fast reply.


My Best Regards,




LUCK
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31 May 2011   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

XP Mode is meant for any old programs that won't run in Windows 7. If the software, like Word, Excel, Photoshop runs fine in Windows 7, leave it installed there.

I may not be understanding what the issue is here, but you should be installing everything in Windows 7....and anything that's not compatible can be installed to the XP Virtual Machine.
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31 May 2011   #6
LUCK

Windows 7
 
 

OK! I see. I will try to install only the fonts and CorelDRAW to Windows XP Mode. Hope this works. Thanks a lot and best wishes for your great answer, ideas, and solutions.

My Best Regards,

LUCK
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31 May 2011   #7
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

One way to simply install the newer Vista/Windows7 fonts to the XPMode system is to install the latest Powerpoint viewer to the XPMode installation:

Download details: PowerPoint Viewer
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05 Nov 2011   #8
GrannaSAnne

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
XP Mode is meant for any old programs that won't run in Windows 7. If the software, like Word, Excel, Photoshop runs fine in Windows 7, leave it installed there.

I may not be understanding what the issue is here, but you should be installing everything in Windows 7....and anything that's not compatible can be installed to the XP Virtual Machine.
This may be an elementary question, but how do I locate where the XP Virtual Machine is?
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05 Nov 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

To repeat, the only software you should be installing to your virtual Windows XP is legacy software that won't run under Windows 7, so uninstalling applications from Windows 7 and installing them in XP Mode is totally counter-productive.

To find your XP virtual machine click Start>All Programs>Virtual PC and you'll find XP Mode there.
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05 Nov 2011   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GrannaSAnne View Post
This may be an elementary question, but how do I locate where the XP Virtual Machine is?
To get and install XP Mode and Virtual PC (which is needed for XP Mode to run), read this simply to follow step-by-step tutorial: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

When you have XP mode up and running, here's where to find different files belonging to it:

information   Information
By default, XP Mode virtual machine consists of five files when installed and run first time, plus two additional files if XP Mode is hibernated or the Undo Disk feature is enabled. The file names, extensions and default locations are:
  • Windows XP Mode.vmcx
    • Virtual Machine description and registration settings
    • default location C:\Users\Your_Username\Virtual Machines
  • Windows XP Mode.vhd
    • Virtual Machine virtual hard drive image
    • default location C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
  • Windows XP Mode.vmc
    • Virtual Machine settings file
    • default location C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
  • Windows XP Mode.vsv
    • Virtual Machine saved state file (hibernation data)
    • default location C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
    • This file exists only when XP Mode is hibernated or is running. It is deleted automatically every time XP Mode is shut down
  • Windows XP Mode.vmc.vpcbackup
    • Virtual Machine settings backup
    • default location C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
  • VirtualPCUndo_Windows XP Mode_X_Y_ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.vud
    • Virtual machine Undo-disk (X, Y & Z in the file name are replaced with digits)
    • default location C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
    • This file exists only if so called Undo Disk is enabled in XP Mode settings
  • Windows XP Mode base.vhd
    • XP Mode base disk
    • default location C:\Program Files\Windows XP Mode
(extract from Virtual XP Machine - Copy)

Kari
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