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Windows 7: broken VM's after Windows update?

24 Sep 2016   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
broken VM's after Windows update?

It seems that my VM's won't work anymore. Using Windows virtual pc and virtual box. Anyone else having the same problem?


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24 Sep 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not sure if it's related to this update or not ?
KB3147071 connection to oracle fails
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24 Sep 2016   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

There might be a fix, in the meantime, have you backups of your VM files?
For example, my Windows XP Mode files are in: C:\Users\[acct]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
I periodically backup those files onto my data partition's D:\WindowsXPMode folder.
If you have a similar backup, then perhaps the fix won't drastically alter your best VM.
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24 Sep 2016   #4
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I did but with both VM's not working, I deleted them. I'm going try and create my Windows 3.1 VM again using Virtual Box.
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24 Sep 2016   #5
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I use VMware and had to reinstall the VMware program once or twice but an update has never broken a VM. I am just curious what is so different about Windows virtual pc that it would brick the guest OS.
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