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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

17 Aug 2009   #130
Night Hawk

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

I guess I was the fortunate one here running an older AM2 model board that just happened to have the latest bios for it when originally ordering it. Everything was already set to go while I still have to actually build new for a famility member with no possible support for an older socket series.

The real problem at the Intel site there Shawn is the blown out details of how this and that is supposed to do this or that without cutting things to the bottom line explaining what to look for when setting the bios while there are all kinds. Instead they are trying to explain theory! You would think they would consider some type of general reference guide you could follow.


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25 Aug 2009   #131
Leobelbas

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Perfect! Not a hard procedure at all...
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25 Aug 2009   #132
Night Hawk

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

Generally once you have everything set in the bios for some boards while others simply are enabled by default the VPC going on first and after a restart the XP mode it should start right up.

When you rush ahead and install the XP mode before the VPC or forget to restart the system as part of installing the VPC then you run into problems. For running vhds made while using the betas for both in most cases those will run when first backed up and later added into the new Windows Virtual Machines sub folder later.
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29 Aug 2009   #133
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

does virtual pc and xp mode know if you have home premium or something other than proffesional or ultimate? because, when i get windows 7, i want to have xp mode as well, but i got home premium for $50. so, does it run an OS check or something?
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29 Aug 2009   #134
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Warning Box at top of tutorial
NOTE: Windows XP Mode is only available in Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate.
Sorry Wii Master. Virtual PC will work, but not XP Mode. However you should still be able to create a virtual PC machine with a XP ISO file though.
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29 Aug 2009   #135
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

ok. thanks for that, but how do I scan to see if my BIOS can run virtualization technology? I have an AMD Athlon X2 processer and when I click on the link to go to that page, the download button doesn't work.
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29 Aug 2009   #136
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Most newer motherboards have this Virtualization feature and have it enabled by default, so you can just try to install Windows Virtual PC to see. If there is a problem, you will get a error message telling you what it wrong.
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29 Aug 2009   #137
Night Hawk

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
No worries Wii Master. Virtual PC and XP Mode will work on Windows Home Premium if it passes the test here: Hardware Virtualization Technology (checks CPU compatibility and if virtualization is enabled in BIOS)
You may have to correct something there. Shawn. Sorry but I have to catch you on this one.

"Windows XP Mode will only run on Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate editions and requires a virtualization engine, such as Windows Virtual PC." http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx

One reason I couldn't run the Virtual PC 2007 in Vista was I was stuck with the Home Premium edition. This is one reason why I won't settle for anything less then the Ultimate edition this time around.

Unfortunately the MS information there shows that only the Professional and Ultimate editions of 7 will run the XP mode itself for desktop editions. The Professional and Ultimate editions also include the other support needed for the updated VPC as well.
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29 Aug 2009   #138
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oops, correct you are Night Hawk.

I updated that post above. You should be able to create a normal virtial machine with a XP ISO though.
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29 Aug 2009   #139
Night Hawk

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

It's still a disappointment for those who go for the Home Premium editions and find out this is not supported. The previous Virtual PC 2007 also saw a lack there on the Vista equivalent as well. I know that one well!
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