Options for moving XP to Win7/8; considering VM

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  1. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
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       #11

    Initial test of Virtual PC + XP Mode worked for this puppy. No automation problems. And didn't have to uninstall Office97 from Win7 - got confused about the embedded links added to Win7 Start Menu. Have some shortcut & permission issues to work out later, but I'm a happy camper. Will definitely look at VirtualBox/VMware for myself to try some Linux that I've been curious about.


    Thanks!
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  2. whs
    Posts : 26,210
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #12

    Here is some of my diddling with Linux.

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/278957-vmware-player-install-setup-zorin.html

    https://www.sevenforums.com/chillout-room/276418-having-fun-zorin.html#post2275421

    Zorin is nice although I now use Mint Mate most of the time. Here is a set of 9 tutorials. The download is a PDF control sheet for accessing the individual tutorials.

    https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=475a0...A6D4035%211856
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  3. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Thanks. I had downloaded Mint & Zorin a couple of weeks ago, but been too busy to mess with it yet. Been fooling with Easy2Boot & now need a mini Linux for Explorer-type usage when using Partition Wizard/Acronis. Kind folks there told me about Puppy & another to try, so I'll be busy. Weird. Started out as a firmware programmer years and years ago entering code by hand into hardware front panels to boot - and now I look for a gui instead of dir lists.
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  4. whs
    Posts : 26,210
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #14

    It's fun to experimemt with those systems in VMware Player. Especially Mint Mate is so nice to customize.
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