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Windows 7: Windows 7 main os dual boot XP

17 Jan 2010   #71
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you install XP mode, I can give you the instructions on how to attach your physical optical drive to the virtual machine. It's free anyway, why not try it for a spin, uninstall it if you don't like it.

zzz2496


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17 Jan 2010   #72
theog

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17 Jan 2010   #73
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
If you install XP mode, I can give you the instructions on how to attach your physical optical drive to the virtual machine. It's free anyway, why not try it for a spin, uninstall it if you don't like it.

zzz2496
Yes I would like that walk threw I will let you know when i have virtual xp setup on the laptop. Even better if you wanna use team viewer to do it or guide me that way as well so i will also know for future references.

Also can this be done on a levono SL410 Its telling me to enable something in the bios but i dont know what they want me to enable.

Nevermind i found it.

Quick question is there any down fall to enabling your cpu to be able to work virtulization mode?

Also how do i get internet acess to the internet from virtual xp. Do i need to download the ethernet driver?
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18 Jan 2010   #74
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
If you install XP mode, I can give you the instructions on how to attach your physical optical drive to the virtual machine. It's free anyway, why not try it for a spin, uninstall it if you don't like it.

zzz2496
Yes I would like that walk threw I will let you know when i have virtual xp setup on the laptop. Even better if you wanna use team viewer to do it or guide me that way as well so i will also know for future references.

Also can this be done on a levono SL410 Its telling me to enable something in the bios but i dont know what they want me to enable.

Nevermind i found it.

Quick question is there any down fall to enabling your cpu to be able to work virtulization mode?
Nope, let me know if you have that XPMode up and running.

zzz2496
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18 Jan 2010   #75
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
If you install XP mode, I can give you the instructions on how to attach your physical optical drive to the virtual machine. It's free anyway, why not try it for a spin, uninstall it if you don't like it.

zzz2496
Yes I would like that walk threw I will let you know when i have virtual xp setup on the laptop. Even better if you wanna use team viewer to do it or guide me that way as well so i will also know for future references.

Also can this be done on a levono SL410 Its telling me to enable something in the bios but i dont know what they want me to enable.

Nevermind i found it.

Quick question is there any down fall to enabling your cpu to be able to work virtulization mode?
Nope, let me know if you have that XPMode up and running.

zzz2496

Xp mode is up and running
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18 Jan 2010   #76
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

1. Shutdown the VM, open Windows Virtual PC, you'll see "Windows XP Mode" in there, right click -> "Settings".
2. In there, look for "DVD Drive", choose "Access a physical drive (choose your optical drive you want your VM to use).
3. Press OK, start XP Mode, insert your software disk, install away

zzz2496
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18 Jan 2010   #77
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
1. Shutdown the VM, open Windows Virtual PC, you'll see "Windows XP Mode" in there, right click -> "Settings".
2. In there, look for "DVD Drive", choose "Access a physical drive (choose your optical drive you want your VM to use).
3. Press OK, start XP Mode, insert your software disk, install away

zzz2496
Should i create a partition or can i just use the same drive 7 is on? When i insert the software will it pop up both in xp and in 7, and how stable is this virtual xp? any random crashes while running software?

Also if i run it out side of the xp windows but still running in xp mode, will i have to install internet drivers for xp or will i be able to use it with the windows 7 internet.

This program needs to stay stable not disconnect from the internet while its programming a car computer or else it will corrupt the car computer.
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18 Jan 2010   #78
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
1. Shutdown the VM, open Windows Virtual PC, you'll see "Windows XP Mode" in there, right click -> "Settings".
2. In there, look for "DVD Drive", choose "Access a physical drive (choose your optical drive you want your VM to use).
3. Press OK, start XP Mode, insert your software disk, install away

zzz2496
Should i create a partition or can i just use the same drive 7 is on? When i insert the software will it pop up both in xp and in 7, and how stable is this virtual xp? any random crashes while running software?
XP Mode uses a Virtual Harddisk, you don't need to create a specific partition for it. If you install a piece of software in XP Mode, it will be available in XP Mode's start menu, and 7's under "Windows Virtual PC -> Windows XP Mode Applications", and no, it's not running under 7. I use XP Mode as a development server, it ran perfectly fine so far. XP Mode has yet to crash on me...

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Also if i run it out side of the xp windows but still running in xp mode, will i have to install internet drivers for xp or will i be able to use it with the windows 7 internet.
Pardon me?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
This program needs to stay stable not disconnect from the internet while its programming a car computer or else it will corrupt the car computer.
XP Mode will use Windows 7's internet connection. Internet connection will be up to your 7, if it disconnects, then XP mode will also lose connection.

Before you do anything serious, try XP mode for whatever program you use (but don't use real cars just yet).

zzz2496
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18 Jan 2010   #79
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
1. Shutdown the VM, open Windows Virtual PC, you'll see "Windows XP Mode" in there, right click -> "Settings".
2. In there, look for "DVD Drive", choose "Access a physical drive (choose your optical drive you want your VM to use).
3. Press OK, start XP Mode, insert your software disk, install away

zzz2496
Should i create a partition or can i just use the same drive 7 is on? When i insert the software will it pop up both in xp and in 7, and how stable is this virtual xp? any random crashes while running software?
XP Mode uses a Virtual Harddisk, you don't need to create a specific partition for it. If you install a piece of software in XP Mode, it will be available in XP Mode's start menu, and 7's under "Windows Virtual PC -> Windows XP Mode Applications", and no, it's not running under 7. I use XP Mode as a development server, it ran perfectly fine so far. XP Mode has yet to crash on me...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Also if i run it out side of the xp windows but still running in xp mode, will i have to install internet drivers for xp or will i be able to use it with the windows 7 internet.
Pardon me?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
This program needs to stay stable not disconnect from the internet while its programming a car computer or else it will corrupt the car computer.
XP Mode will use Windows 7's internet connection. Internet connection will be up to your 7, if it disconnects, then XP mode will also lose connection.

Before you do anything serious, try XP mode for whatever program you use (but don't use real cars just yet).

zzz2496
Alright im going to give it a go tomorrow or the next day ill let you know how it turns out. Just so im clear.

I load of virtual xp, pop in the cd, install it from virtual xp add the shortcut to the start manager so i can acess it with out having the to access it inside the other window of xp.
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18 Jan 2010   #80
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

When you install XP mode, it installs a "new computer" in your Windows 7, it's not your old XP, it's a new XP, plain vanilla XP from Microsoft, comes prepacked and already activated. So... I suggest you install it, and play around a bit in it, install firefox, install flash, watch youtube, etc. Then after you know what is XP mode, we can continue our discussion.

zzz2496
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