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Windows 7: XP mode start menu population problem


06 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC
 
 
XP mode start menu population problem

I have a problem, where only applications that I install are automatically published in the 7 start menu. I cannot manually put a shortcut into All users\start menu\Programs - if I do it just doesn't appear as a published app. The exception is IE, which works if I make a shortcut.

Anyone have an idea why this happens, from what I have read you should be able to do that. Is there a way to force app publishing?


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06 May 2009   #2

windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

That is the same question I was about to ask. I even went to the registry and started to poke around to no avail. It would be nice to get standalone / portable apps to run in XPM
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06 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Yes it is odd - IE and Outlook Express (!) work no problem, but media player, RDP, other stuff I put in there does not. It makes the whole thing rather useless of only well behaved apps that you have installed actually appear.
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06 May 2009   #4

windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobdonkey View Post
Yes it is odd - IE and Outlook Express (!) work no problem, but media player, RDP, other stuff I put in there does not. It makes the whole thing rather useless of only well behaved apps that you have installed actually appear.
I agree sense The reason I even troubled with XPM was that I have a few older apps that will not run on any thing later than XP. and guess what they are just a standalone .exe. and wont show in the Windows 7 start menu.
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14 Sep 2009   #5

Windows Vista x64, Windows 7 RC x64
 
 

On your host machine, navigate to c:\users\Username\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\windows virtual pc\windows xp mode applications. This is where your XPMode menus are. Create a shortcut in the VM and paste it out here.

Open the shortcut properties, place quotes around your target (such as "C:\Superapp\app.exe") then prefix it with %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\VMCPropertyHandler.dll,LaunchVMSal "Windows XP Mode" "||9efe0e9d" which is as copied from the shortcuts Office 2002 made when I installed it.

Yeah it takes a few steps but it works!
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24 Sep 2009   #6

7 RTM
 
 

I am having the same issue with the shortcuts.

The above post does work. I successfully placed a XPMode Remote Desktop shortcut in the Win 7 WinXp Mode Virtual Apps folder but still get the "This application cannot be run in virtual mode" notification.

Any other ideas or do we have to open XPMode to actually use some of the legacy apps?
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29 Apr 2011   #7

windows 7 64
 
 

To have applications that come with XP show up in the Windows 7 start menu delete the application from the registry keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Virtual Machine\VPCVAppExcludeList.

For example for RDP delete mstsc.exe key from this location. Reboot the VM and you will now see RDP in a Accessories folder under the XP Mode Applications Folder in the Windows 7 start panel.
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02 Jan 2012   #8

Window7 32bit
 
 
VPCVAppExcludeList

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jahl View Post
To have applications that come with XP show up in the Windows 7 start menu delete the application from the registry keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Virtual Machine\VPCVAppExcludeList.

For example for RDP delete mstsc.exe key from this location. Reboot the VM and you will now see RDP in a Accessories folder under the XP Mode Applications Folder in the Windows 7 start panel.
FYI ... this reg setting is within the XP mode virtual machine (not in the Windows 7 registry)
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25 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sulphademus View Post
On your host machine, navigate to c:\users\Username\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\windows virtual pc\windows xp mode applications. This is where your XPMode menus are. Create a shortcut in the VM and paste it out here.

Open the shortcut properties, place quotes around your target (such as "C:\Superapp\app.exe") then prefix it with %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\VMCPropertyHandler.dll,LaunchVMSal "Windows XP Mode" "||9efe0e9d" which is as copied from the shortcuts Office 2002 made when I installed it.

Yeah it takes a few steps but it works!
I did this but when I launch the icon from Windows 7 start menu it's starting other application from virtual machine than I set to the target... please help
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