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Windows 7: virtual pc - XP mode

11 Mar 2013   #1

virtual pc - XP mode

i have a client base of 1500+ clients using my 'clipper' based program.
virtually every client of mine is upgrading their system to win7-64 bit.
my software runs on 32-bit system only. (it runs under win7-32 bit-but not under 64 bit)

i came to know a XP mode can be installed in a win7-64 bit system in a virtual mode.

please, can someone guide me which files to download (please provide links-other than the micsosoft links)
also, after downloading, would someone guide me step-by-step the routine to set up the xp mode.

to few experts, my query may be 'oh-no!-one-more-query-on-xp-mode-in-64-bit'
so try to suppress your irritation & help me out-like you have helped out others before.

thank you (atleast 64 times)

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11 Mar 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I've never walked anyone thru installing the XP Mode (but I've installed/used it several times). So your helper in this task is not irritated in the least :-)

Start here...
Download Windows XP Mode
...and let me know where your first question is.
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11 Mar 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

XP Mode is only available from MS and only for w7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. this will help you get started.
Windows Virtual PC: Get Started
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11 Mar 2013   #4

install & setup XP mode in Win7

well i have downloaded 4 files:

file 1: WINDOWSXPMODE_EN-US.EXE (492,597,008)
file 2: WINDOWS6.1-KB958559-X64-REFRESHPKG.MSU (17,091,624)
file 3: WINDOWS6.1-KB958559-X64.MSU (10,352,728)
file 4: WINDOWS6.1-KB958559-X86-REFRESHPKG.MSU (16,070,039)

(btw: i assume the files i downloaded are ok for the xp mode in virtual pc)
(if not, where can i download the proper files - please give me links other than from microsoft)

in my win7-ultimate-32 bit system:
i clicked on WINDOWSXPMODE_EN-US.EXE file & finished the installation.
then, i clicked on WINDOWS6.1-KB958559-X86-REFRESHPKG.MSU file & finished the installation
i restarted the system
i clicked on start-all programs, but there was no Windows Virtual Pc folder
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11 Mar 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You really need to read the posts thoroughly.
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11 Mar 2013   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

After installing WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe, you should have a folder named:
C:\Program Files\Windows XP Mode

After installing Windows6.1-KB958559-x86-RefreshPkg.msu, you should have that KB listed as installed.

Let's check that via these steps:
Click on Start.
Type view installed updates into the Search programs and files field.
Click on the link named View installed updates
See if KB958559 is listed as installed.

Do not use the Windows Update screen and its link named View update history to look for this update. It might be there, but the lists can differ.

If you do not see KB958559 listed as installed, please try the install again and let us know how it goes.

edit: please stick to one thread.
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