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Windows 7: How I can run the portable apps in windows XP Mode?

08 Jan 2010   #1

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How I can run the portable apps in windows XP Mode?

hi there,

how i can run the portable apps in windows xp mode, i think that i only put the portable app in e.g Program Files folder and the in close the xp mode a i want that this application appears in the windows 7 enviroment where is other normal instaled apps displayed. i know that is possible but i dont how to do it.

thank you

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09 Jan 2010   #2

windows 7
 
 

For portable apps, I assume they don't have complex registry settings. If so, you can simply install the apps to your windows 7 host. Then inside xp mode vm, you can simply click the executable files to launch them.

In your xp mode vm, you should see some shared drives, such as "C on host", here you can access host folders. For example, you can browse to host c:\program files (x86)\your app, then double click the exe to run it.
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09 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

That would be interesting to take a look at here at some things!

There are some things like simply won't run on the XP Mode or on other VM wares there as well. It really depends on what type of portable apps. Another emulator like DOSBox simply fails when tried.


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09 Jan 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

Interesting to know, might be to do with security permissions. Files in shared folders (xp mode) have different permissions than local files.
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09 Jan 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

I will test DOSBox in VMLite. VMLite treats very differently on shared folder than Microsoft XP Mode. Those files shared are about same as local files. DOSBox might work if it's due to secuirty permissions.
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09 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I've also seen problems with DOSBox and other things when trying to run those on Virtual Box as well as the XP Mode itself. The drawback seems to be not being able to run any emulator inside an emulated or virtual environment since you are already in one.
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09 Jan 2010   #7

windows 7
 
 

I just tested DOSBox inside VMLite, the following is the screenshot. I am not familar with DOSBox, but seems to be runing ok. It's installed on host, then invoked from VMLite XP Mode vm, H:\c\program files\DOSBox-0.73

Also not sure whether it's due to 0.73 vs your version.


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09 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

You'll notice the default "Z" drive seen at the dos like prompt there. In DBox you first enter "Mount C: C:\program folder" for whatever old dos app and press enter to watch C mounted in a virtual dos environment there. From there you type C: and press enter to change to C on DB and simply type the name of the executable to watch!

Here's one example of how a real old 8bit dos game one of first 1st person shooter games looks on DB being run on the 64bit 7 and even now you hear that through 5.1 surround over a board beep speaker on an old I386 museum piece!


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09 Jan 2010   #9

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will test more, but the first screens of DOSBox running are different in VMLite and Microsoft XP Mode, so VMLite seems to go a few more steps.
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09 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I'll be looking into VMLite there to see how far I get as well. Likely no sound however!

That's seems to be typical with alternates to the XP Mode or running Windows on a vhd as seen with the RCs.
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