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Windows 7: Want bigger window for Windows Virtual PC after winXp installed

31 Oct 2014   #11
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks again whs.
I do remember what you had said regarding if it would work or not. My main concern was with the 1st part, 'In step 2 mounting the WAIK'. Does this part matter anywhere it's doing its reading from (considering the mentioning of 32bit/64 bit)? or not? Or does just the last part, considering the XP iso, ""Step 3 - Mount the Windows 8 .iso in a virtual BD ROM" matter?

Addendum to the above: In addition to the above: I think I know where perhaps my problems lies. The AIK for Win7 download says" The...AIK for Windows 7 helps you install, customize and deploy ..the Win 7 family of Os's". This suggests to me then that perhaps I would need an AIK for WinXP. But you do say you can use this to install Win 8 and this is exactly what you do.
The problem I ran into is that the USB flash drive is on Drive H: however once the mounting is done 'H' disappears. It is now "I" and in using the command: C:\Users\Your Name\Desktop\imagex.exe" /apply H:\sources\install.wim 1 F:\ what happens is that according to you your H: becomes my I: But what about your F: Do I stick to my original H: what the drive used to be, Or is this 'I:' as well?
So now mine would read
C:\Users\Mich\Desktop\imagex.exe" /apply I:\sources\install.wim 1 I:\


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31 Oct 2014   #12
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

The problem with instructions; they are like directions. They seem simple enough and exact enough to the person giving them but this is only if he knows the place well and does so blindly so doesn't take into consideration the obvious)
Have you ever been in a country you've never been in or city (quite different from yours)? You ask for directions and the person tells you "Go straight ahead for 2 miles, then you'll see a 7/11 and a McDonalds. Make a left there and continue for 1/2 mile....etc."
It seem all clear to you until you start following the directions. You go straight ahead but the street actually curves and you begin to wonder if you missed what you were supposed to have already seen. And then straight ahead actually runs you into a fork, and you wonder which of the 'straight' the person meant, 'straight left' or 'straight right' or if you were on foot you question if you should continue following the directions exactly and skip the fork all together and actually go straight. And if you are lucky enough to pass that initial point,you then find yourself asking was it 7/11 1st or McD? And then there are things like, ''When the person said McD, did he actually mean Burger King?'' since you happen to notice one. And this is basically US/Canada but it gets much more complicated if you were to ask for directions in a country whose signs you can not read or can't read properly (China, Kuwait, France). So now its no more 7/11 but rather ''j%h^pw&*vub''
So you see computer lingo is the same as a different language. Since 'drive C' does not mean drive a vehicle called C, 'desktop' is not something sitting on top of your desk etc. etc. This may seem to obvious but the point here is not the obvious but the less so.
When I do edit work, I actually read my final work backwards and only then can I see things I had not seen before. The same as when revising your work a day or 2 later. If you do it immediately your brain automatically fills in the gap and things are invisible.
Having lived in 6 countries I have realized where even the present GPS can confuse you totally. You never but never get the complete directions right unless they're very simple, ''go straight 2 blocks and on your right you will see a big red sign 'ABC-Shop'. At times the lovely "how to'' work done here or elsewhere takes the same confusing path regardless how well written and detailed it may have seen--and the writer may be thinking "Hey can't you read?".
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01 Nov 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes I have lived in many countries myself and travelled in even more. I never really got lost except in the US where they have highway exits without an entry on the ohter side. So if you missed an exit and want to turn around at the next one, then you are even more lost, LOL.

In regards to the instructions - if they say "F" and your stick is "I", then of course you have to use "I". The problem with the USB addresses is that they are dynamically allocated and can be anything depending on how many USB devices you have connected.
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01 Nov 2014   #14
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I know your problem with highways, here in Canada as well. And missing the exit is something I have done often enough. You have something in your mind, and oops, there goes that exit. And the exit you miss just happens to be the furthest away from the next one :-)
My total countries visited is 54, most of them at least 3 X. And no, I never got lost myself (at least not for long) but I attribute this more to other factors and not directions given.
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01 Nov 2014   #15
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Ok at this point it seems that I did not do something right somewhere. Either that or this method unfortunately does not work with XP. But somehow I feel its me. I know the XP has been mounted because besides there having an assigned letter, I could see all the files within it. the attained 'imagex.exe' file is on the desktop, (along with every other file attained in the '32' folder) I then follow the CMD instruction with the following :"C:\Users\Mich\Desktop\imagex.exe" /apply I:\sources\install.wim 1 K:\
I know that "I" is my virtual drive with XP and I know that "K" is where my flash drive is (Which was H before all this started) Anyhow what I get instead is a list of commands. It starts with: microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601 and then the list ACTIVE - Mark the selective partition......I know this is not what is supposed to show since doing anything wrong will display such a thing.
(BTW though I used 'VirtualCloneDrive' as you suggested. I already had 'Phantom CD Drive' installed which I assume is the same thing and would not have required me to install V.C.D.)Where could I possibly have gone wrong? The command given does include the quotes correct?
---- Addendum: I had not closed the cmd window and re-opened it thinking it was not necessary. Then I did and this time things changed. I got "ImageX Tool for Windows...." bla bla and then 'error opening file [I:\sources\install.wim"' Strangely "K" is 'H' again. I don't get it. Though the error refers to "I"
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01 Nov 2014   #16
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

OK maybe I found the problem. The file in question (install.wim) is not found because it is not there. I am assuming therefore that for windows XP the file has another name.
Here below is a pic of what's inside the Win XP.


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01 Nov 2014   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah you are right. The wim file seems to be different in XP. Unfortunately I am not an expert in that area. If you send a PM to SIW2, he may be able to help you. He knows all that stuff.
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01 Nov 2014   #18
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah you are right. The wim file seems to be different in XP. Unfortunately I am not an expert in that area. If you send a PM to SIW2, he may be able to help you. He knows all that stuff.
Hi whs
I have written to siw2 and hopefully he won't mind replying and has the time to do so.
I thank you fully and sincerely for all of your help. It has been quite appreciated.
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01 Nov 2014   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No problem. Keep us updated. It will be interesting how XP can be dealt with.
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03 Nov 2014   #20
pintree3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
No problem. Keep us updated. It will be interesting how XP can be dealt with.
-- Sure thing. I will. Thanks for the interest.
SIW2 hasn't replied yet. Maybe he (or she) has been busy. Would it be polite if after a few days I remind him/her? Being a private message I feel that perhaps doing so may not be an OK thing to do.
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