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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

06 Oct 2010   #230
sphred

win7 profesional 64bit
 
 

that makes perfect sense i thought i might be able to do it through tools. thanks


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06 Oct 2010   #231
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Sphred.

Yeah, if it was a VHD that you created within Windows Virtual PC, then you could of just moved the VHD to the SSD, and changed the "Hard Disk 1" location in the virtual machine's settings to the new location of the VHD.
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08 Oct 2010   #232
sphred

win7 profesional 64bit
 
 

I like to play around with things from CNET and other places. Can I do that here and know that if I mess something up I can just delete and reinstall? This was why I wanted it as a sandbox of sorts.
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08 Oct 2010   #233
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sphred,

Sure, you would need to leave Windows Virtual PC installed, but you can uninstall Windows XP Mode and reinstall it and possibly Windows XP Mode Update to have a fresh Windows XP Mode again. It's not secured like a true sandbox though since Windows XP Mode does integrate some with your installed Windows 7. For example, being able to have shortcuts of installed program in Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 to run as if they were running in Windows XP Mode.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Oct 2010   #234
sphred

win7 profesional 64bit
 
 

Thanx I figured that since it was integrated, but it's nice to hear it from someone who knows. Will have to keep sandboxie for the funny stuff I guess.
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08 Oct 2010   #235
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Sphred.
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29 Oct 2010   #236
boxterduke

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

How can I run XP Mode without being a local admin on the host (physical) PC
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29 Oct 2010   #237
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello BoxterDuke,

You would have to have the administrator right click on the Windows XP Mode shortcut in your Start Menu, and Allow your user account at least Read & execute or above permissions to be able to.


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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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06 Nov 2010   #238
jnd53

Win. 7 Pro 64
 
 

I have XP Mode working; I have a HTPC, the frontend software that I have been using for a long time, is no longer supported. I was able to load it in the xp mode and is working except for 1 big detail. I have a button that when depressed starts media player classic, problem is I have it set to start the mpc in windows 7 pro 64bit. IT starts no problem but it starts inside xp mode which of course will not run. I need to have mpc start in win 7. I tried mapping the C drive but that did not work either. The program still starts inside xp mode. Is there a way to start a program from xp mode desktop but run on the win 7 side? I use 2 monitors 1 for the frontend software 2nd for viewing.
Any Help is greatly appreciated...............
Jerry
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06 Nov 2010   #239
Kari

 

Hello Jerry, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Because of the limitations of Remote Desktop Protocol, you can not start a program in remote client (virtual host) from remote host (virtual guest, XP Mode in your case). I just answered a similar question a few days ago, read this.

Kari
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