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Windows 7: xp mode on premium version

07 Nov 2013   #41
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
And what happens when you simply double click that .vcmx file?
flashing cursor in a black box...like a dos prompt


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07 Nov 2013   #42
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

taking a screen shot then I have to go to work soon.
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07 Nov 2013   #43
Kari

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It means your virtual machine has no OS installed and there's no other bootable media available.

I really do not understand what you have done, as per your earlier post (number 25 in this thread) you had it OK.
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07 Nov 2013   #44
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

look at my desktop, and you'll see that ini file sitting there. the black box is what I get when clicking like you asked me to do. you'll also see in the 2nd pic, that ini. file is in there with my vm setup. dunno why. i'll read back here when I get to work. thank you kindly


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07 Nov 2013   #45
Kari

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Desktop.ini files are normal Windows system files, visible if you have selected to unhide system files in Control Panel > Folder Options. It has nothing to do with your issue.

Shut down the virtual machine window, go back to Virtual Machines folder, right click your vmcx file and select Settings from the context menu. Click DVD drive on the left pane and take a screenshot of the Settings window, finally post it here.
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07 Nov 2013   #46
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

and I selected to "hide" files and desktop ini went away. thx for that.


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07 Nov 2013   #47
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

I never had anything in here at all. I am unsure at this point how I got the disk to start to load. I think I did double click the vmcx at one time and it did start to load. Unsure. I have not tried that again, since I shut vm down and started over with you last request of this last pic
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07 Nov 2013   #48
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

DM,

Check the tutorial below to see if it may help to boot from the DVD in Windows Virtual PC.

Windows Virtual PC - Boot from a CD in Virtual Machine
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07 Nov 2013   #49
Kari

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OK.

The screenshot shows the vm (virtual machine) accesses the host(*) drive F. Insert your XP Mode CD to drive F:, or select another drive that has the XP CD in it from the drop down menu, and reboot the vm. XP install should now start.

(*) In virtualization, your Windows 7 system is called a host and the virtual machine you have created a guest.

EDIT: Brink was faster .
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07 Nov 2013   #50
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
OK.

The screenshot shows the vm (virtual machine) accesses the host(*) drive F. Insert your XP Mode CD to drive F:, or select another drive that has the XP CD in it from the drop down menu, and reboot the vm. XP install should now start.

(*) In virtualization, your Windows 7 system is called a host and the virtual machine you have created a guest.

EDIT: Brink was faster .
the only thing I didn't try (and can not until tomorrow) is reboot VM. I can scan back through to look for this, er uh but is there a reboot button or function? Thx a bunch. Again....I never had any wording associated with a drive, showing a cd available. Just a blank drive letter...on either of my drives E or F. It acts just like when you install a CD in a drive and the drive don't detect it and you could stick that CD in another machine, or OS and it would work. I have installed this CD a few times to redo a system and it worked just fine, when installing XP from scratch. I still question whether or not this will work. Fingers crossed. THx, DM
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