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28 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
XPMUser

Just using my XP mode and got annoyed that auto login stops working after XP mode restarts, so I removed the password for XPMUser. Then I used system restore for some reason. When it restarted, it didn't auto-log in us usual but besides that, XPMUser is not permitted to login now! Tried administrator and guest but both are disabled, so I have no idea how to login if all users are unable to login. I can't and I don't know how to make it boot command line using VPC. So I uninstalled XP mode, to try again...

I'm just downloading right now that 469MB XP mode all over again and reinstall it

Any idea why and how to prevent this problem in the future?

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28 Apr 2010   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hello Ako, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If Virtual PC integration features are installed and enabled, you must have a password to logon to XP Mode. When integration features are not installed, or when they are installed but not enabled, you can logon using a user account with no password.

If you have removed the password and can't logon, you have to shut down XP Mode, disable integration features, reboot and log in without password, create a new password and re-enable integration features. To enable or disable integration features, go to XP Mode settings.

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To setup XP Mode auto logon using any user account, go to XP Mode settings and first delete the saved credentials.

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Boot XP Mode, and you should now see this:

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Just choose the account you want to use for auto logon, and choose Remember my credentials.

More about XP mode user accounts:
Kari


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01 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks, I reinstalled XP mode
My previous problem was answered by you in one of the links you gave
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01 May 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

You are welcome.
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25 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Why Use The XPMUser

Is there any reason to use the XPMUser account instead of your own one? I thought it would make the 'Folder integration between host and guest' work but it didn't. Is there any benefit from using it?
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01 Nov 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Simply put, the answer is no. It's just a default account, simplifying the installation process. I use XP Mode a lot, have never used XPMUser account after first boot and creating other accounts (except when making screenshots to tutorials).

Kari
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02 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks. I thought so. But then, How do I get the integrated folders to work?
Windows Virtual PC: Features
It says you can "Access your Windows 7 Known Folders: My Documents, Pictures, Desktop, Music, and Video, from inside the virtual Windows environment, such as Windows XP Mode." but when I'm in XP Mode the only way to access them is by sharing them over the virtual network
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02 Nov 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LostOnTheLine View Post
Thanks. I thought so. But then, How do I get the integrated folders to work?
Windows Virtual PC: Features
It says you can "Access your Windows 7 Known Folders: My Documents, Pictures, Desktop, Music, and Video, from inside the virtual Windows environment, such as Windows XP Mode." but when I'm in XP Mode the only way to access them is by sharing them over the virtual network
There are two ways to do this.

1. Joining the guest (XP Mode) to the same workgroup than host (Windows 7). This way all the network shares, devices and resources are available. This can also be done with integration features not installed and enabled.

Remeber that an XP machine, real or virtual, can not join a Homegroup.

2. Installing and enabling integration features lets a guest system (for instance XP Mode) to use host's drives as if they were directly connected to guest system. The screenshot here shows XP Mode's My Computer when integration is enabled:

XPMUser-host_drives_on_vpc_guest.png

Kari


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06 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

So essentially, there is no 'Folder Integration', just the normal virtual network sharing that you can do in any Virtual Machine.

I actually disabled the Integration drives prefering to Map them as Network drives, giving them a Drive letter & allowing them to work like local drives instead of network shares.
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