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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode/Windows Virtual PC RTM

04 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Windows XP Mode/Windows Virtual PC RTM

information   Information
Window Virtual PC and Windows XP final are now available to the public.


You can get both here:

Windows Virtual PC: Home Page


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04 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

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"You can now attach USB devices to Windows XP Mode applications directly from the Windows 7 task-bar. This means your USB devices, such as printers and flash drives, are available to applications running in Windows XP Mode, without the need to go into full screen mode."
That will be the "Plus Factor" here since I can launch the SUN Portable Virtual Box while in the XP mode!

For removal of the beta we found out earlier the only listing was the XP mode beta version in the Programs+Features section of the Control Panel to the beta version of the VPC removed as well. Between each step of removal and installation of VPC RC which much go on first! That's a must have where you then restart the system before running the XP mode installer.

Once that is done and you go to launch the XP mode the first step will be creating the new virtual hard disk in case any backup of the beta's vhd fails to load. I'll be looking into that more once the downloads are complete and the betas are removed to see existing vhds will still work on the RCs.

The option to decide where you want the new vhd stored is certainly a plus there! You won't have to dig into the "C:\users\user name\AppData\local\Microssoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines" sub folder in order to locate the vhds and backups created!
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05 Aug 2009   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Posting from it at this moment with Firefox loaded. It seems to be working better than the beta release, faster, and after about three hours of use along with four restarts it has yet, to crash. The beta release was very problematic. Hope to be posting more about this in the next couple of days; need to run a few more test applications.
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06 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I am too with one problem being seen however. Try no active X controls on IE 8. I already for Java runtime and the Adobe Flash Player.


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13 Aug 2009   #5

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

The RC has improved a lot speedwise since the beta. Thumbs up from me
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06 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

One of the main things right from the start seen with the XP mode and not even custom installs of Windows on the Virtual PC is the full availability of all drives internal and usb not seen with other VM wares for the most part. The XP mode RC now available includes support for usb flash drives not seen with the beta.
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06 Sep 2009   #7

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
One of the main things right from the start seen with the XP mode and not even custom installs of Windows on the Virtual PC is the full availability of all drives internal and usb not seen with other VM wares for the most part. The XP mode RC now available includes support for usb flash drives not seen with the beta.
This isn't actually a major issue since setting up ANY networking option (Bridged, NAT or Host Only) on Vmware or Virtual Box will allow 100% sharing of internal drives and usb devices. (Both ways -- the Virtual Machine's drives are ALSO available to the HOST as well as the Host's drives being available to the Guest VM).
There may be other advantages to using XP mode - but this one isn't a "biggie".

I'm glad the latest version performs a bit better as the Beta was far too slow and buggy to be of any use to "Real users" out there.

Cheers
jimbo
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07 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

In order for the host to have access to any vhd you first have to see that attached in the disk management tool in order to be seen as a new logical drive. The XP mode is the only one that automatically detects and configures the internal drives however.


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22 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Updated first post with link to Windows XP Mode/Virtual PC final build.
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23 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

GREAT! Before the Windows 7 launch the RC was still posted at the VPC site. They intended to have the fiinished VPC and XP mode ready for the launch!
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