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Windows 7: Everything Works In XP Mode?

22 Dec 2009   #11

Win 7

I have been so frustrated by XP Mode. I am looking to download VMware. Just to avoid problems. I would assume one should completely remove Microsofts programs (virtual and xp mode) and then do an install. Only problem is MS Virtual does not show up on the program list. Does that matter then if it is not removed?
Once XP mode is gone, one just follows VMware's instructions, load in XP service pack 3 and away you go? Just checking before I mess things up more than I already have.

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23 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Actually with VMWare Player 3.0, if you have XP mode installed, in the file menu of VMWare player is an option to convert XP Mode. That will take the plain jane clean XP Mode image and will create a vmware .vmdk version of it for you to modify. This way you can benefit from the licensed XP copy, but with a product that performs significantly better.
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23 Dec 2009   #13

Win 7

Ok, go figure on this! I load in VM and it works great. I load in all the programs I want, work great. I double check, all is working. Shut the system down a few times with other activities, still works. Then I load in MS Outlook, Office and a few other things, it stops working!
When I click VMplayer (which would normally open the player and give me access to the XP computer) it just pulls up a windown, "Allow VMplayer to do things to hard drive."
Any ideas? This was the same problem with XP Mode in Win 7. I like VM Player, it seems cleaner but now it too is not working.
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