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Windows 7: Windows xp mode applications - add how?

05 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
Windows xp mode applications - add how?

Hi all,

I managed to install windows xp mode virtual machine (XPM), and I can install apps on it that i can now start in windows 7 from the start menu.

I now have an app I want to run that does not have an installer, it only needs to be extracted into a folder. Now I cannot start this App from within windows 7 in XPM mode, is there any way to add this program so that I can start it from the windows 7 start menu?

Thanks for your time!

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05 Sep 2009   #2

windows 7

yes, you do it this way:
(1) start vm as desktop mode
(2) inside xp, create a shortcut to your app's main exe
(3) move the shortcut file (.lnk) to the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs folder

Once you move the .lnk fie to start menu, it will automatically appear inside host Start menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7

That seems to be working, thanks very much for the info!!
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22 Oct 2010   #4

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit

hmm it's useful information.
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01 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x32

thank you about the tutorial...
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