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Windows 7: Trying to install Win XP mode

10 Dec 2009   #1
holydevil

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Trying to install Win XP mode

I have win 7 ultimate, so it should work, right? Well, it won't. I run the installer for it, and it says it is installing, and then it says it is finished. It doesn't show up in the program files, and it doesn't show up in the start menu like it should.

I checked the install path, which was "c:\program files\windows xp mode"

That folder was there, but the only things in that folder were:
KEY.txt
VXPEULA.txt
Windows XP Mode base.vhd
and a folder called tutorial which just had a few html and gif files.

Any help? If you need more details, let me know.


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10 Dec 2009   #2
Kari

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Did you also install Virtual PC as told on the download page? It is needed to run XP Mode.

Kari


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10 Dec 2009   #3
holydevil

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Did you also install Virtual PC as told on the download page? It is needed to run XP Mode.

Kari
I tried to, but it said it was already installed when I did.
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10 Dec 2009   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

If you don't find Windows Virtual PC menu in Start Menu > All Programs, open the folder Your_Username > Virtual Machines and start Xp Mode from there.

Kari
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10 Dec 2009   #5
holydevil

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
If you don't find Windows Virtual PC menu in Start Menu > All Programs, open the folder Your_Username > Virtual Machines and start Xp Mode from there.

Kari
That folder doesn't exist. As I said above, it only installed a few files.

The installer took less than ten seconds to do the installing part, which for a 500 MB installer, that's really fast. I need some way to make the installer copy every file instead of just a few files that don't appear to be needed for operation.
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10 Dec 2009   #6
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Just throwing some ideas out there...
1. Did you enable virtualization before installing?
2. Have you tried upgrading your BIOS?
3. Maybe you need to uninstall, then install as an administrator?
4. Maybe your download got corrupted...is it 469MB?
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11 Dec 2009   #7
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Piggybacking onto HolyDevil's thread here ...

I have tried to install XPMode several times and each time it says it can't finish setup because there is already another VM on my system. But there isn't.
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11 Dec 2009   #8
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Piggybacking onto HolyDevil's thread here ...

I have tried to install XPMode several times and each time it says it can't finish setup because there is already another VM on my system. But there isn't.
Upgrade your BIOS. See this thread.
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11 Dec 2009   #9
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
Upgrade your BIOS. See this thread.
Good find - seems right on the button. I'll give it a try.

Thanks Hugh!
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11 Dec 2009   #10
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

I had the same exact problem with my Gigabyte motherboard and AMD processor. Let us know if it works out!
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