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Windows 7: Download Windows Virtual PC Beta and XP Mode Beta

05 May 2009   #1

 
Download Windows Virtual PC Beta and XP Mode Beta

Windows Virtual PC provides the capability to run multiple Windows environments such as Windows XP Mode from your Windows 7 desktop. To download Windows Virtual PC and the Windows XP Mode environment, please follow the steps below. For information on how to set up Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode, check out Running Windows Virtual PC with Windows XP Mode in the Documentation section.


Note   Note
Windows Virtual PC requires a CPU with the Intel™ Virtualization Technology or AMD-V feature turned on. This feature must be enabled in the system BIOS. For details on how to enable, visit the Configure BIOS page or check with your computer manufacturer.

Learn how to configure your BIOS settings to enable hardware virtualization on your PC


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Windows Virtual PC Beta x86 - Download

Windows Virtual PC Beta x64 - Download

Windown XP Mode Beta - Download

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05 May 2009   #2
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

Question: Is the XP Mode Beta independent of the Win.7 bit-version (x86/x64)? (I realize that the Virtual PC Beta is tied to the Win.7 version.)
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05 May 2009   #3

 

Only 32bit guest OS's are supported i.e. 32bit XP.
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05 May 2009   #4
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Only 32bit guest OS's are supported i.e. 32bit XP.
Thank you. I understand that. And I understand how you misconstrued my question. What I intended to ask was, "Is the [32-bit] XP Mode download the same regardless of which Virtual PC environment -- 32-bit/x86 or 64-bit/x64 -- in which it runs?"
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05 May 2009   #5

 

Yes its the same XP VPC regardless of if you are running x86 or x64 Host.
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11 May 2009   #6
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Here some further info: You will be unable to change the desktop (no wallpaper or changing the colors - MS Blue is all you get). You will want to go into the tools menu when not in full screen to enable the 32 bit screen mode; either wise you get only a 16 bit screen, and Clear Type fonts though enable will not appear as Clear Type. Also in the 16 bit mode screen and window refresh are very slow. Also when in 16 bit mode your internet application will refresh very slowly from page to page. So ensure you turn off the interrogation before going to full mode.

Another problem: When you turn off interrogation you will loose all of your devices such as HDDs and other interrogation devices that may be using USB to commuinicate with your computer. However, these can be turned on through the USB Tool on the Tool Bar at the top of the Screen.

Before running XP for the first Time go to setup, and under Network change from NAT to Bridged (that why you can setup sharing folders through the Network), also it helps keep your internet from shut down (trust me on this one).

Hope this will help - Lee
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11 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Here some further info: You will be unable to change the desktop (no wallpaper or changing the colors - MS Blue is all you get).

That's not true.
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11 May 2009   #8
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Airbot,

Please give some assistance here, I have tried every way possible to get it to change. Still no luck. What formula did you use.

Thank you
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11 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I didn't try any formula. Control Panel-Display-Desktop-Change the background or color. Or get a wallpaper online and/or save it and right click, Set as Background. Should just be able to do it right away.
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11 May 2009   #10
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Still not happening. I know how to change either wallpaper or color. I again have attempted the normal windows paths, but to no avail. Attempts were make to change the screen using Faststone, Windows Live Photo Gallery, MS Office Picture Manager, ACDSee, along with some other applications that have been loaded into VXP. So thank you for the help. I am not new to computers. Started working with them out of college, BA degree in computer sciences (1972 upgrade to a Master in 1988).
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