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Windows 7: Windows Virtual PC has stopped working... but not really. Debug ideas

26 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows Virtual PC has stopped working... but not really. Debug ideas

I run VPC on my laptop for legacy application reasons. It's run fine for months and months. Full device integration, it has actually been superb (surprisingly so). Anyway, about a month ago it started this weird thing when I tried to launch it: "Windows Virtual PC has stopped working" and it goes out to try and find a solution.

At this point, if I look at the task manager, I see vpc.exe running. If I then attempt to launch it again, it immediately comes up with the Xp window, ready for business.

Any suggestions as to how I can track down the issue?

cg

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02 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Have you installed KB2830477 recently? I uninstalled it and that resolved the issue. See: KB2830477 causes problems in Wn7 x64 and XP Mode
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02 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I just went through the discussion of this, and like the original poster, it came in through automatic updates. I have to laugh sometimes at Microsoft answers. I know they have their hands full, but really, checking for software conflicts in safe mode? The #1 reason I have new software is from Windows Update.

So, I've uninstalled this update, and we'll see if things get better.

Thanks for the pointer.
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03 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well, after parking all of my work, and then rebooting, the VM no longer crashes. Looks like this was the issue. More time will yield more test results.
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