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Windows 7: How to install w7pro xp virtualization


25 Jun 2010   #1

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How to install w7pro xp virtualization

Is there an easy step by step method of installing XP VIRTUALIZATION available-- I need it to transfer some of my stuff from old XP COMP.

Thanks,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Ralph

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26 Jun 2010   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

This tutorial tells you how to download and install Virtual PC and XP Mode: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

Come back if you have any issues or questions.

Good luck with installing!

Kari
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26 Jun 2010   #3

windows 7 professional
 
 

Hi Kari,

Thank you for the INFO --- Before getting started, perhaps , I can ask a few questions:

1- I understand that this this is a lengthy process---Any idea how long?
2- Are there any pitfalls along the way which can harm my computer ?
3- I noticed in the tutorial , that the process can be uninstalled--Is that easy and what happens if in the installation , I kind of mess up and want to stop --will that present a problem --

I am pretty good at getting around a computer, but not great ----Is the degree in difficulty such that I need a computer GURU?

Thank You,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Ralph
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26 Jun 2010   #4

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Downloading and installing Virtual PC and XP mode is not going to take very long, file size are quite moderate. To install it, it's a straight forward procedure, like installing any other software. VPC and XPM can not harm your computer, neither does the installation of them.

Just follow the instructions and install order mentioned on the download page. The third file mentioned on download page is needed only if your computer does not support hardware virtualization.

Both XP Mode and Virtual PC can easily be uninstalled.

Kari
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30 Jun 2010   #5

windows 7 professional
 
 

Thanks Kari--- I did it , thanks to you---

One more little item -- I can't seem to change the resolution in XP mode -- the slide for moving the resolution in settings does not move --I was able to move it to get the best pic for my eyes on Windows 7. however- the res that works for me on Windows 7 is 1280/766, but that is not good on XP.

Seems that the Res is the same for both Windows 7 and xp mode-- If I cant change the xp Res , is there another way to get the pics bigger in xp?

Now that I see the XP mode in action , it is sort of similar to Windows 7 , so the advantage is to only be able to use the old programs-\\

Thanks again,,,,,Ralph .




Downloading and installing Virtual PC and XP mode is not going file size are quite moderate. To install it, it's a straight forward procedure, like installing any other software. VPC and XPM can not harm your computer, neither does the installation of them.

Just follow the instructions and install order mentioned on the download page. The third file mentioned on download page is needed only if your computer does not support hardware virtualization.

Both XP Mode and Virtual PC can easily be uninstalled.

Kari
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30 Jun 2010   #6

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

When integration features are disabled, you can change the resolution from display properties as usual. If integration features are enabled, you can change the resolution of XP Mode simply by resizing the XP Mode window.

Kari
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30 Jun 2010   #7

windows 7 professional
 
 

Hi Kari,

Thanks again --Is there any reason for INTEGRATION features to be enabled?

Thanks You --- Ralph

When integration features are disabled, you can change the resolution from display properties as usual. If integration features are enabled, you can change the resolution of XP Mode simply by resizing the XP Mode window.

Kari
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01 Jul 2010   #8

windows 7 professional
 
 

Hi Kari,

With all these changes , I may have messed things up ---I can't get to SETTINGS , so that I can disable INTEGRATION, etc --\

When I right click on xp mode via Virtualizion from ALL PROGRAMS and click on properties , I no longer see SETTINGS - I get something that says heading WINDOWS XP MODE Properties , but ther is nothing indicating settings --

Also in XP MODE , The heading at the top center with ACTION on the lleft - No longer has TOOLS -- anda click on tools led to SETTINGS -

I have made lots of progress with your and I sure hope you can help on this one -- Thanks,,,,Ralph
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01 Jul 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Integration features allow for instance direct access to host's drives, clipboard sharing i.e. copy and paste works from host to guest and vice versa, better support for external USB devices, etc.

This Wikipedia article about Virtual PC is easy to read and understand, it explains this far better than I could.

There are three ways to enter XP Mode settings:
  1. From Virtual machines folder (located in your user folder), click (choose) XP Mode and click Settings:

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  2. Right click XP Mode in the same location as in above example, and choose Settings:

    How to install w7pro  xp virtualization-xpm_settings_4.png
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  3. From the Tools menu in XP Mode window:

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You told that the Tools menu does not appear on your XP Mode. That is a mystery, I really don't know how that could happen. Could you post a screenshot of your screen with XP Mode running?

Please notice that XP Mode must be shut down, not hibernated, to change some of the settings.

Kari


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08 Jul 2010   #10

windows 7 professional
 
 

Hi Kari,

Missing TOOLs is solved -- No longer a mystery-

I solved it by Luck --- It appears that my resolution in Windows 7 is quite low( this gives me my desired picture ). But in fooling around to get better a higher resolution , I peaked into the XPM and suddenly I saw the previously missing TOOLs in the XPM toolbar menu-- I immediately went to properties and then SETTINGS and disabled INTEGRATION and I Adjusted the XPM resolution to get my desired picture --

Anyway, this may help someone in the future, as this was probably a first --

I think it is important to say that you, personally and this FORUM are the best that there is in Windows 7--

Thank you,, Ralph
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