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Windows 7: Uninstalling XP

18 Jun 2012   #11


I respect your advice and will do as you suggest. Just a little apprehensively...!! Thanks again.

I'll let you know if it goes belly-up.

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18 Jun 2012   #12


What could go belly up from uninstalling a program? XP? isn't that what you want?
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18 Jun 2012   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I still haven't gotten around to reinstalling it since 7 went on clean again recently. The VPC itself goes on like any other Windows update. "KB958559-64.msu"

The XP Mode has a separate program installer you see in the Programs & Features. That will automatically download and install the VPC as one package since the initial beta release saw both as separate items until MS incorporated the two together for the updated version as an addition option to see both conbined. You likely downloaded the combo version rather then downloading each separately when going to see it installed.

The VPC is still available as a separate download however from Download Windows XP Mode

The options on the first page bring to that or you can choose to download the XP Mode separately in case the VPC was installed separately, Download Windows XP Mode

Here I had the two of those on plus the VMLite Workstation for XP Mode on the 7 install just cleaned a few weeks ago.
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19 Jun 2012   #14


GregLocker: All went ok... I cannot remember the sequence when installing - if Virtual Machine was separate - so I was just slightly worried in case I had any nuisance shrapnel left over. I did not doubt your advice or I would not have taken it. I hope I did not offend you...!

Night Hawk: Thanks for your input. I am now sure both were installed as a single package. GregLocker's advice worked fine.

Of course, I could have done it without contacting the forum, but you can bet, the day one does is when it all goes wrong...!"
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19 Jun 2012   #15


Not at all, Ed. Glad to help.

I was actually thinking aloud after mulling over whether XP could reach outside of the virtual program, since I am not much of a virtualoso.
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19 Jun 2012   #16


greglocker: great pun...!
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19 Jun 2012   #17
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

It does reach outside the VM with the integrated components! "reach out and touch that drive!"

Originally the beta and first final version of the XP Mode required the separate install and reboot for the Virtual PC. The second updated release incorporated the VPC and XP Mode into one download. That's how that went.

I think MS must of got tired answering installation problems since they never specified the need to restart the system first once the VPC was on before trying to install the XP Mode last. The installation was more involved there then the removal which goes much easier.

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