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Windows 7: Problems Installing XP Mode in Windows 7

08 May 2009   #1

windows 7
virtual disk could not be attached to virtual machine

I have enabled virtualization in my BIOS. I have downloaded and installed windows virtual PC and then as instructed downloaded and tried to install windows XP mode. However XP mode will not install properly and i get this message "virtual hard disk could not be attached to the virtual machine. Please check the values provided and try again". I have uninstalled XP mode many times an d each time i try to re install i get same message. Can anyone help?

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09 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

you might need to unnistall....
can you unnistall the update
and reinstall the VPC beta and XPM and restart?
if not you might need to change some values...
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14 May 2009   #3

windows 7
Using dual boot Win 7 and XP for now

Thanks darkassin

for the suggestions, however i had become impatient as i had to run some XP apps asap. I therefore did a dual boot of Win 7 and XP for time being to allow me to run my apps. I will try you ideas soon.

thanks again
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15 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate 64Bit

Does your system meet the required specifications? What file system is your HD using? How much free space?
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18 May 2009   #5


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorgeorchilles View Post
Does your system meet the required specifications?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ralex View Post
I have enabled virtualization in my BIOS.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorgeorchilles View Post
What file system is your HD using?
Seeing as it is Windows 7, I'd assume NTFS....
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorgeorchilles View Post
How much free space?
That might be applicable....
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19 May 2009   #6


hy guy s i really need your help s , i have an Acer laptop and support Virtualization technologie but is locked ...

In the bios can t find any indication where i can turn on .or to unlock

Pls Help me....

Thank s advance
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19 May 2009   #7


What Acer laptop?
Have you contacted Acer technical support and / or their forums to see if there is a BIOS update allowing access to change settings for enabling Virtualization?
What hardware is on the laptop?

These are basic questions we need answered before we can even begin to guess how to help....
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20 May 2009   #8


I have an Acer Aspire 5735z-T3200 with
an Intel dual core T3200 which is supporting Intel VT
but there is no Option in the BIOS to activate this feature.

Yes ...
I have spoken to Acer and they told me that this
option is hidden in the BIOS because of there
marketing concept and they will not release a
BIOS with the feature enabled. .

Processor & Chipset Intel® Pentium® dual-core mobile processor with up to 1 MB L2 Cache, supporting Intel® 64 architectureMobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset
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