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Windows 7: How do i uninstall Windows Virtual PC


06 May 2009   #1

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 
How do i uninstall Windows Virtual PC

Its all in the title. I want to uninstall it because im running on a Sony Vaio and apparantly Sony messed up and disabled Hardware Virtualization on their laptops altogether. Its not even in the bios! The only way i heard it can be done is to rewrite the bios which there's no chance im risking. And what makes things worse is that my CPU fully supports hardware virtualization!!

So back on topic, i uninstalled some entry in Add Remove prgrams but that just deletes the XP image. Windows virtual pc is still in my Programs list as u can see here:

http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/p...on/Virtual.jpg

any ideas?

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06 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features and youl see Virtual Windows XP listed. Uninstall that.
Then on the left panel click on view installed updates and uninstall Windows Virtual PC which is listed at the bottom.
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06 May 2009   #3
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XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Just a guess but maybe Optional Features.
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06 May 2009   #4

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features and youl see Virtual Windows XP listed. Uninstall that.
Then on the left panel click on view installed updates and uninstall Windows Virtual PC which is listed at the bottom.
funny i saw it just a few seconds before u posted lol
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06 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

lol, did it help?
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07 May 2009   #6

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

haha, well if i didnt find out, you would have helped :P
but technically, u didnt :P

Dont worry, i'll give u rep
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07 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

lol ok
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08 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 
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Hmmm i guess that would have helped u to remove only the Virtual XP mode..
Did u remove the update too? Check this out. Or try searching for virtual pc and if u find it then u have not yet removed it completely . The follow the steps below

To remove Windows XP Mode
  1. If Windows XP Mode is running, shut it down.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click Windows XP Mode.
To delete a virtual machine
  1. If the virtual machine is running, shut it down or turn it off.
  2. If you want to delete the virtual hard disks, open the settings for the virtual machine and note the location of all virtual hard disks.
  3. From the Virtual Machines folder, right-click the name of the virtual machine and then click Delete. The virtual machine is removed from the folder and the virtual machine (.vmcx) file is moved to the Recycle Bin.
  4. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the location where the virtual machine files are stored. For example, the default location for virtual machine files is the following, where username is the name of your Windows 7 user account: %systemdrive%\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
    Look for and delete files that are named the same as the virtual machine and have the following extensions: .vmc, .vmc, .vpcbackup, .vsv, .vht, and .vud. You also can search for files with those extensions.
  5. Empty the Recycle Bin.
To remove Windows Virtual PC
  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
  3. In the left pane, click View installed updates.
  4. Under Microsoft Windows, double-click Windows Virtual PC (KB958559).
  5. Restart the computer to finish the removal.


Thanks&Regards,
Sheik
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