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Windows 7: xp mode on premium version

07 Nov 2013   #31
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

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Somehow, unless I'm blind, there is conflicting instructions with step 4. I clicked on the link Brink set forth, and it is different.
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
This asks me to open click "windows xp mode", but is actually in step 5
Getting mixed up with installing xp mode and virtual machine
I'll muddle my way through it. thx
The tutorial Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup is to set up the free, pre-installed Windows XP Mode virtual machine, which as you have been told you cannot use as you have the Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows XP Mode requires Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise edition of Windows 7.

The tutorial I have been asking you to read and have referred to since the post number 3 in this thread is Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine

Two totally different tutorials. As long as you are not upgrading your Windows 7 to Professional or Ultimate, you should simple forget the XP Mode setup tutorial and follow the instructions on the one that I have been referring to.
ok. my mind is spinning. i'll get back. thx


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07 Nov 2013   #32
drmax

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well then as it stands...."virtual machines" is not listed in the start menu, as described in the tut.
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07 Nov 2013   #33
Kari

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From the tutorial I have been referring to, step 4, last sentence:
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NOTE: You can also open the Virtual Machines folder at C:\Users\(User Name)\Virtual Machines.
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07 Nov 2013   #34
drmax

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and since virtual machines is not listed....then I cannot right click to open it in step 15. sorry about all this.
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07 Nov 2013   #35
drmax

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
From the tutorial I have been referring to, step 4, last sentence:
Quote:
NOTE: You can also open the Virtual Machines folder at C:\Users\(User Name)\Virtual Machines.
ok, I did that and only a black box opens with a flashing cursor.
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07 Nov 2013   #36
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

This desktop.ini file is making me think something is not correct. Do you think I should try a system restore point prior to when that file was created? It needs to get back where it belongs and I just do not know enough about it.
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07 Nov 2013   #37
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drmax View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
From the tutorial I have been referring to, step 4, last sentence:
Quote:
NOTE: You can also open the Virtual Machines folder at C:\Users\(User Name)\Virtual Machines.
ok, I did that and only a black box opens with a flashing cursor.
What? Please explain as well as you can what you did.
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07 Nov 2013   #38
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

in step 5, that "desktop ini. file is in there, with my vcmx file I created
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07 Nov 2013   #39
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

earlier on in my rash of posts here....I made several references to this "desktop.ini" file that has been on my desktop since Aug 19th. I have no idea how it got there. It has nothing to do with what I've been doing currently. I was considering going back beyond that date to restore.
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07 Nov 2013   #40
Kari

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And what happens when you simply double click that .vcmx file?
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