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Windows 7: I cant install Windows Virtual PC

20 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
I cant install Windows Virtual PC

Hi,

I want to install Windows XP mode on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Detection tool wrote that I am ready to install.
I downloaded XP mode and Virtual PC from Microsoft. At first I installed XP mode, OK. But then I cant install Virtual PC. Installation is aborted with message: "This update is not capable for your computer".

Why? My CPU support VTx!

I tried uninstall XP mode and then install Virtual PC. But with the same result.

Can anybody help me?

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20 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

This is because you are installing the items in the wrong order. First you need to install Virtual PC (the big one), then install the other file.

Hope this helps,
~JK
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20 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check your BIOS settings and make sure that the virtualization support is enabled for your processor. Just because your CPU supports it, doesn't mean that it is enabled.
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20 Jan 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by potretma View Post
Hi,

I want to install Windows XP mode on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Detection tool wrote that I am ready to install.
I downloaded XP mode and Virtual PC from Microsoft. At first I installed XP mode, OK. But then I cant install Virtual PC. Installation is aborted with message: "This update is not capable for your computer".

Why? My CPU support VTx!

I tried uninstall XP mode and then install Virtual PC. But with the same result.

Can anybody help me?



Try better the Virtual Box From SUN . Is easier to use , and works better than Virtual PC from Microsoft and is Freeware . Good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome to SF!

This is because you are installing the items in the wrong order. First you need to install Virtual PC (the big one), then install the other file.

Hope this helps,
~JK
I think that bigger file is XP mode (400-500MB) and Virtual PC is about 10MB.
I tried both order with same result.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Check your BIOS settings and make sure that the virtualization support is enabled for your processor. Just because your CPU supports it, doesn't mean that it is enabled.
I havent settings for virtualization support in my BIOS. Detection tool report that my computer is ready for virtual PC.
I have RC version of Windows. Its problem???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nvidiagreen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by potretma View Post
Hi,

I want to install Windows XP mode on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Detection tool wrote that I am ready to install.
I downloaded XP mode and Virtual PC from Microsoft. At first I installed XP mode, OK. But then I cant install Virtual PC. Installation is aborted with message: "This update is not capable for your computer".

Why? My CPU support VTx!

I tried uninstall XP mode and then install Virtual PC. But with the same result.

Can anybody help me?



Try better the Virtual Box From SUN . Is easier to use , and works better than Virtual PC from Microsoft and is Freeware . Good luck.

But then i need license for XP, or not?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by potretma View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nvidiagreen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by potretma View Post
Hi,

I want to install Windows XP mode on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Detection tool wrote that I am ready to install.
I downloaded XP mode and Virtual PC from Microsoft. At first I installed XP mode, OK. But then I cant install Virtual PC. Installation is aborted with message: "This update is not capable for your computer".

Why? My CPU support VTx!

I tried uninstall XP mode and then install Virtual PC. But with the same result.

Can anybody help me?



Try better the Virtual Box From SUN . Is easier to use , and works better than Virtual PC from Microsoft and is Freeware . Good luck.

But then i need license for XP, or not?
Yes, you will. Better stick with Virtual PC.

First, install the big file. Is it successful?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by potretma View Post
But then i need license for XP, or not?
By default, you would need a license for XP to use under Sun Virtual Box. However, another member on this site publishes an application called VMLite and this product has a plug-in which allows you to convert the XP Mode version into a format that Sun VirtualBox can use. You still need Windows 7 Pro, Enterprise or Ultimate in order to be able to use and convert this XPMode version.


Another option is to use VMWare Player 3.0. You can also convert the XPMode virtual machine natively within this application. So, once you have downloaded and installed XP Mode, you can install VMWare Player 3.0, click on File and you will see an option to convert XPMode. Personally, this is the method that I choose to use. I just find it cleaner and a bit better than Sun Virtualbox and don't have to screw around with the VMLite add-ons to get the XPMode vm working.
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20 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by potretma View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nvidiagreen View Post




Try better the Virtual Box From SUN . Is easier to use , and works better than Virtual PC from Microsoft and is Freeware . Good luck.

But then i need license for XP, or not?
Yes, you will. Better stick with Virtual PC.

First, install the big file. Is it successful?
Yes, its OK.
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