Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Can't install Virtual PC?

13 Feb 2013   #1
Bronco Leonard

W7 Pro 32
Can't install Virtual PC?

Yesterday, I installed XP Mode on my Win7Pro desktop and everything went smoothly. I am trying to do the same for my Lenovo X220 laptop, which comes with Win7 Pro including SP1. All software is fully ligitimate with proper updates, etc.

XP Mode appeared to insatll ok, but not Virtual PC. When I try to run it, I get a message that says, "This upgrade is not applicable to your computer". FWIW, Windows XP Mode does not show up in my Win7 start programs listing.

This machine is a very clean Win7 OS install, with no special security other than Kaspersky. Any idea what's keeping this from installing?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Feb 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Download and run this Microsoft tool, post results here: Download HAV Detection Tool from Official Microsoft Download Center

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Can't install Virtual PC?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can not install Virtual PC
I have tried to install Virtual PC on my computer and get this message, This update is not applicable for this computer. I have searched the internet for answers and got a couple good returns. One was to run System file Checker in command prompt, I did and the results were that nothing was found to...
Can't install to virtual drive
What I've done: 1. Boot from Windows 7 DVD 2. Shift-F10 to command prompt 3. created the vdisk 4. selected the vdisk 5. attached the vdisk 6. exit back to install screens When I select my vhd I get the normal message saying it cannot install but when I click the Next button, I get an...
Installation & Setup
I cant install Windows Virtual PC
Hi, I want to install Windows XP mode on my Win7 Ultimate 64-bit. Detection tool wrote that I am ready to install. I downloaded XP mode and Virtual PC from Microsoft. At first I installed XP mode, OK. But then I cant install Virtual PC. Installation is aborted with message: "This update is not...
Could you install OEM xp in virtual box on?
On another OEM pc? :devil:
Legally use XPM CD-key to install virtual XP?
For example, I want to use my XPM cd-key not on Windows XPM, but VirtualBox XPM. Just wondering...
Virtual Mount Install
Is there any way to virtually mount the ISO file and install it from there? I would rather clean install if possible, but if I have to upgrade that is fine. Is it possible without discs?
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App