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Windows 7: How much space does XP need?

13 Mar 2010   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
In case you need some instruction, a while ago I wrote a little tutorial on how to deal with Virtual Box (which I recommend) and Virtual PC. You can download the PDF from here. It was written for Windows7 as a guest (the Beta at the time). But it works just as well for XP.
I recommend you allocate between 500MB to 1GB of RAM and 15 to 20GB of dynamic disk space( it will only use what it needs).


Thanks whs, I'm going to have a look at that.
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13 Mar 2010   #22
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

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Give Microsoft Virtual PC a try, I've used it and never had any problems. I haven't tried it in windows 7 though. If it's XP sp3 you don't have to enter a product code, you can try it for 30 days without having to activate it.
isnt virtual pc the thing you use to run XP mode? if so i cant use it as my processor is incompatible
Yes and No, Virtual PC 2007 is what you used in the days before windows 7.
Download details: Virtual PC 2007
It lists Vista but not windows 7 but I bet it will work OK.
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13 Mar 2010   #23
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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Give Microsoft Virtual PC a try, I've used it and never had any problems. I haven't tried it in windows 7 though. If it's XP sp3 you don't have to enter a product code, you can try it for 30 days without having to activate it.

That's not the experience I had, see my post above.
My understanding is that prior to sp3 you had to enter a product code or the install wouldn't continue. So if you had XP, XP sp1 or XP sp2 you had to enter a key during the install. XP with sp3 integrated lets you continue without having to enter a key. You then get a 30 day trial. I haven't tested it I'm just going by what i have read online.
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13 Mar 2010   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Give Microsoft Virtual PC a try, I've used it and never had any problems. I haven't tried it in windows 7 though. If it's XP sp3 you don't have to enter a product code, you can try it for 30 days without having to activate it.

That's not the experience I had, see my post above.
My understanding is that prior to sp3 you had to enter a product code or the install wouldn't continue. So if you had XP, XP sp1 or XP sp2 you had to enter a key during the install. XP with sp3 integrated lets you continue without having to enter a key. You then get a 30 day trial. I haven't tested it I'm just going by what i have read online.

This is what you have done or it's what you have been told?
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13 Mar 2010   #25
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I cliped and pasted this from the "Overview of Windows XP Sercive Pack 3" PDF file I downloaded direct from this microsoft web page.
Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Overview

As in Windows Server 2003 SP2 and Windows Vista, users can now
complete operating system installation without providing a product key
during a full, integrated installation of Windows XP SP3. The operating
system will prompt the user for a product key later as part of Genuine
Advantage.
As with previous service packs, no product key is requested or required
when installing Windows XP SP3 using the update package available
through Microsoft Update.
Note
The Windows Product Activation changes in Windows XP SP3 are
not related to the Windows Vista Key Management Service (KMS). This
update affects only new operating system installations from integrated
source media. This update affects the installation media only and is not a

change to how activation works in Windows XP.
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13 Mar 2010   #26
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

ok iv got it working in a VM now, BFK or someone who uses virtualbox, is there a way to get it to fill the screen in Fullscreen Mode? it seems to occupy a tiny window
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13 Mar 2010   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
ok iv got it working in a VM now, BFK or someone who uses virtualbox, is there a way to get it to fill the screen in Fullscreen Mode? it seems to occupy a tiny window

Not that I've found yet mate.
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13 Mar 2010   #28
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

iv got it i changed the screen resolution to my monitors maximum seemed to have sorted it out
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13 Mar 2010   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
ok iv got it working in a VM now, BFK or someone who uses virtualbox, is there a way to get it to fill the screen in Fullscreen Mode? it seems to occupy a tiny window
It will not do full screen. But with Win7 as guest I could set it to equivalent of 16" screen (on a 22" real screen). The setting was in Win7. But I remember that with Ubuntu I could not get it bigger than 14".
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13 Mar 2010   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I cliped and pasted this from the "Overview of Windows XP Sercive Pack 3" PDF file I downloaded direct from this microsoft web page.


As in Windows Server 2003 SP2 and Windows Vista, users can now
complete operating system installation without providing a product key
during a full, integrated installation of Windows XP SP3. The operating
system will prompt the user for a product key later as part of Genuine
Advantage.
As with previous service packs, no product key is requested or required
when installing Windows XP SP3 using the update package available
through Microsoft Update.

Note
The Windows Product Activation changes in Windows XP SP3 are
not related to the Windows Vista Key Management Service (KMS). This
update affects only new operating system installations from integrated
source media. This update affects the installation media only and is not a
change to how activation works in Windows XP.



Thanks, maybe the disk (XP SP3) I have is a slipstream someone did or something, but it would not finish the install without a key being entered first.

@severedsolo did you HAVE to enter a key to finish the install?
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