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Windows 7: cant install XP Mode on Windows 7 Professional


12 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Profess 64 bit
 
 
cant install XP Mode on Windows 7 Professional

I am having a terrible time installing XP Mode on a brand new PC, Lenovo, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. I followed MS and this bulletin board, instructions carefully. Can't get past this error message: The virtual machine configuration could not be created. User does not have sufficent access rights. I even tried this install as administrator.

I have tried lots of the supposed fixes that I found on the net, none worked. Help thanks
Jim


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12 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Did you use this tutorial?

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

Also, have you made sure that your BIOS supports hardware virtualization?

Windows Virtual PC: Configure BIOS

When you say you've tried lots of fixes, it's always helpful to tell us what you've tried so that we don't waste time going over old ground.
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12 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Profess 64 bit
 
 
efforts made

Hi Thanks for the reply. I have checked BIOS, and visualization is enabled.
I have tried installing with Administrator log in, I have un installed the XP Mode, and tried again. I have unchecked and checked Windows features, that is, Windows Virtual PC.

My last try, the KB958559-x64,the virtual PC file, the error I get is that this not an appropriate file for this computer.

I am pretty much at wits end at this point
Any help is greated appreciated.
J
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12 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You may need to download and install the Intel Processor Identification Utility to see whether your CPU can run with the 64-bit Virtual PC download.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...dows+Vista*+32

If there is a problem of that nature, you could try the 32-bit version of Virtual PC instead. 32-bit applications should work on a 64-bit system. It just means they'll be installed under Program Files (x86) rather than Program Files, which is the default path for 64-bit programs.
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12 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Profess 64 bit
 
 

Ran the Intel Utility and the cpu is good enuf. Since I don't have anything on the computer yet, I was thinking it might be a good idea to just restore back to the factory defaults, and start over again. I think the pc is sick at this point with all the installs and uninstalls.
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12 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you're happy doing that, it may be the best thing.

Just remember that you need to download and install XP Mode before you download and install Virtual PC.
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12 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Profess 64 bit
 
 

I finally succeeded . Main problem was that I was not uninstalling the Virtual PC update. It is found not in programs, but in updates. Thanks to everyone
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13 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Would you please mark as solved. Otherwise peeps will still come to your thread to help you. Your'e ok which is good.
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13 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbrennan8 View Post
I finally succeeded . Main problem was that I was not uninstalling the Virtual PC update. It is found not in programs, but in updates. Thanks to everyone
T
You're very welcome, it's always nice to know when a problem has been resolved.
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