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Windows 7: Make your Live system into a VHD


15 Oct 2009   #21
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I did the converter from xp boot, and it's the same. When turning on the VM, you get the screen boot manager like normal and selections as normal. Xp just doesn't boot. After selecting Xp, i can see the bar at the bottom running from left to right and that's it.


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15 Oct 2009   #22
huisinro

windows 7
 
 

ok, i assume your host is dual core, now you can try to configure the vm to have 2 vcpus, then it may boot, but no guarantee, since there are other stuff need to be adjusted too.
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16 Oct 2009   #23
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Not sure what happened but i redid the VM creation, paid attention to the 2 vcpus, booted to xp and it works. I'm sure i had this setting before though. Let me see if having 1vcpu works or not?

Edit: it looks like changing the amount of vCPUs isn't a good idea from a stability point of view as advised in the setting itself. Getting BSODs but still about to boot both SOs. With 1 vCPU setting.
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19 Oct 2009   #24
Zealus

Windows 7
 
 

Have an issue with this software. Created a VHD from my other laptop (it's a dual core, 2GB HP business laptop running XP) which resulted in 57GB file. When I attempt to load it as virtual machine (which is, if I understand correctly, is the point of Disk2vhd) on my main laptop (IBM/Lenovo T60p) the virtual machine window just sits there forever at the boot screen.

Apparently the software is working, so what am I doing wrong?
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19 Oct 2009   #25
huisinro

windows 7
 
 

As I mentioned in one of the previous messages, T60 is very tough, you will have to change the bios disk heads info in order to make it to boot. You can first try change vm's # of vcpus to 2, if still not booting, there might be some other things need to be tweaked.
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19 Oct 2009   #26
Zealus

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huisinro View Post
As I mentioned in one of the previous messages, T60 is very tough, you will have to change the bios disk heads info in order to make it to boot. You can first try change vm's # of vcpus to 2, if still not booting, there might be some other things need to be tweaked.
Guess I forgot to clarify - I am not trying to boot from that image, I want to run that as a guest OS on top of my existing Win7.
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19 Oct 2009   #27
huisinro

windows 7
 
 

yes , I understand that, you want to your old xp as vm using virtual pc on Windows 7. But you will need to modify the xp virtual disk file in order to make it to boot in a vm
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19 Oct 2009   #28
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zealus View Post
Have an issue with this software. Created a VHD from my other laptop (it's a dual core, 2GB HP business laptop running XP) which resulted in 57GB file. When I attempt to load it as virtual machine (which is, if I understand correctly, is the point of Disk2vhd) on my main laptop (IBM/Lenovo T60p) the virtual machine window just sits there forever at the boot screen.

Apparently the software is working, so what am I doing wrong?
I think i had the same issue at the start when booting to my Xp part of my dual boot. I'd say delete your VM and recreate a new one.

I can't remember if the giving the VM 2 CPUs helped or not but i recreated mine with 2 CPUs and it worked. Refer to my previous posts.

With my VHD i boot it off my USB HDD and it's fine. I'm not sure what Huisnro is refer to though.
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20 Oct 2009   #29
Zealus

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huisinro View Post
yes , I understand that, you want to your old xp as vm using virtual pc on Windows 7. But you will need to modify the xp virtual disk file in order to make it to boot in a vm
Can you provide a bit more details as to what needs to be looked at? What settings?

I have no previously created VM, all I did was run Disk2vhd on original laptop, attempted to create a new VM and attach this vhd to it.
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20 Oct 2009   #30
huisinro

windows 7
 
 

send an email to info AT remotesoft.com asking for MyOldPCs, i will send you a trial version, and it should work for you.

For T60, there are lots of things to modify, for example, you need to change the disk head number to 255 in NTFS boot sectors, which is not easy for you to do manaully. Other things, you need to disable intelppm.sys, etc.
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