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Windows 7: windows virtual pc without xp mode

23 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 
windows virtual pc without xp mode

Without xp mode, what WVPC can do ?

Thank You.

t-4-2
P.S. ( I know XP Mode is not available for Home Premium ).

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello t-4-2,

XP Mode is just a ready made XP virtual machine for Windows Virtual PC. You would still also be able to create your own virtual machine in Windows Virtual PC to run in Windows 7 like you would with any other VM program like Virtualbox or VMWare Player. You could then install the integration features in the virtual machine to be able to share files between the virtual machine and Windows 7.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello t-4-2,

XP Mode is just a ready made XP virtual machine for Windows Virtual PC. You would still also be able to create your own virtual machine in Windows Virtual PC to run in Windows 7 like you would with any other VM program like Virtualbox or VMWare Player. You could then install the integration features in the virtual machine to be able to share files between the virtual machine and Windows 7.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank you.

Right now I am using your tutorial :
VMware Player - Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Windows 8 Forums

Downloading Win 8 32-bit Preview to desktop.... as your tutorial instructed... step #1.
Next will be the VMware Player install.
If I run into road blocks, I'll come back to haunt you.

t-4-2
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If it's any help to you, I have installed Windows Vista under Virtual PC and it works fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Thank you.

Right now I am using your tutorial :
VMware Player - Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Windows 8 Forums

Downloading Win 8 32-bit Preview to desktop.... as your tutorial instructed... step #1.
Next will be the VMware Player install.
If I run into road blocks, I'll come back to haunt you.

t-4-2
LOL, ok.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello t-4-2,

XP Mode is just a ready made XP virtual machine for Windows Virtual PC. You would still also be able to create your own virtual machine in Windows Virtual PC to run in Windows 7 like you would with any other VM program like Virtualbox or VMWare Player. You could then install the integration features in the virtual machine to be able to share files between the virtual machine and Windows 7.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank you.

Right now I am using your tutorial :
VMware Player - Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Windows 8 Forums

Downloading Win 8 32-bit Preview to desktop.... as your tutorial instructed... step #1.
Next will be the VMware Player install.
If I run into road blocks, I'll come back to haunt you.

t-4-2

adding....
question : Do I have to install Workstation 8 , just VMware Player will do ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No. You would only need to install VMware Player.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
No. You would only need to install VMware Player.
Sorry to bug you....
Do I need to create a folder for the Windows 8 iso which is now being downloaded on the desktop ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Na, after the ISO is finished downloading, you would just save it to were you would like to keep it at. When you are setting up Vmware Player, you would just browse to and select the ISO from where you saved it at.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Na, after the ISO is finished downloading, you would just save it to were you would like to keep it at. When you are setting up Vmware Player, you would just browse to and select the ISO from where you saved it at.
Thank you.

t-4-2
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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