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Windows 7: Please help XP mode VHD not opening.

07 Jul 2013   #1
sparkyuiop

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Please help XP mode VHD not opening.

Hello I have downloaded Microsoft's XP Mode for my Windows 7 x64 Professional machine but I can't get it to launch as it did not configure itself to any program. I tried to launch it with VMware but get a syntax error.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling it but with no luck. It doesn't even create the Virtual Machines folder in the programs list like it says on the Microsoft website.

I have found it in 'C:\Program Files\Windows XP Mode\Windows XP Mode base.vhd' but don't know what to do with it.

I have also tried to attach it as a disk in disk management but the computer says 'no'!

Any help most welcomed.





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07 Jul 2013   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Do not touch the base vhd!

Did you forgot to download and install the Microsoft Virtual PC, as is clearly stated on XP Mode / Virtual PC installation and setup page at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e-in-windows-7
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Installing and using Windows XP Mode

To use Windows XP Mode, you need to download and install Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC, the program that runs virtual operating systems on your computer.
Seven Forums tutorial: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
(Notice that the Microsoft Installation and Setup page for XP Mode / Virtual PC has changed its layout after the tutorial was published. However, the installation procedure is the same.)

Kari
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07 Jul 2013   #3
sparkyuiop

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Do not touch the base vhd!

Did you forgot to download and install the Microsoft Virtual PC, as is clearly stated on XP Mode / Virtual PC installation and setup page at 500 - Internal server error.... Kari
Thanks Karl. The Microsoft page I went to did not say anything about virtual PC but then I may of missed it jumping to the download page via Google.

That link to the virtual PC you posted is dead by the way but I found it through the tutorial post link.

Regardless, you solved my problem, thank you very much.

Phill.
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08 Jul 2013   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

You are welcome.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sparkyuiop View Post
That link to the virtual PC you posted is dead by the way but I found it through the tutorial post link.
I had a typo in the link, I fixed it. It works now.
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