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Windows 7: XP Mode and Virtual PC not showing in Start Menu or All Programs???


03 Apr 2013   #1

64-Bit Windows 7 Pro
 
 
XP Mode and Virtual PC not showing in Start Menu or All Programs???

Just built this Windows 7 64-Bit desktop machine with a 3 GHz Intel i5 CPU, an Intel DB75EN mobo, and 16 GB of RAM.

I installed XP Mode and Virtual PC, but they do not appear in the Start Menu or under All Programs. They also do not appear under installed programs, or when I do a search for XP.

Yet when I try to install them again, it says they are already installed.

I recently did this on my notebook PC so I know what it should look like.

I cannot find any settings in the BIOS for virtualization.

Can anyone help me figure out what is happening here?

Thank you for your help.

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03 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hi mobile1 and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's a 2 step process, XPMode is just the virtual machine, you also need Windows Virtual PC or other VM software to use it.
Get the Windows VPC installer here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2b6d5c18-1441-47ea-8309-2545b08e11dd
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04 Apr 2013   #3

64-Bit Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I downloaded the file WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe and installed it. This contains both the virtual machine and XP mode.
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05 Apr 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mobile1 View Post
I downloaded the file WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe and installed it. This contains both the virtual machine and XP mode.
No it does not contain Virtual PC, being only a virtual machine which runs on separately installed Virtual PC.

As clearly told in Virtual PC & XP Mode homepage, you need first install the XP Mode, then install Virtual PC. After reboot your Virtual PC and its first virtual machine, XP Mode, are ready to be used.

Kari
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