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Windows 7: Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine

02 May 2009   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheKingNL View Post
Will the RTM version support 64-bit guests? Or does Windows Virtual PC not support this? (Like VPC 2007)
Hello the KingNL, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Windows Virtual PC does not support 64-bit guests, only 32-bit ones for now. I would not expect the RTM to either. Maybe in the future, but time will tell I suppose.

This is what I get when I attempt to create a virtual machine with any 64-bit OS.

Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine-no_64-bit_support.jpg




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03 May 2009   #21
TheKingNL

Windows 7 - 7100 - x64
 
 

One other question: when I resize the Virtual PC window with the VM it seems to login again. It prompts me for the credentials again. This is somewhat anoying.. :-)

So, when I go to full screen or when I just increase the size of the window a little bit. I have only tested this with XPM, it might not be the case with another OS in Virtual PC Beta.

Have you guys got the same?
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03 May 2009   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

See if restarting the computer may help with that. After I had restarted, my Vista VM had changed the way it shutdown to what is in the tutorial now.
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03 May 2009   #23
TheKingNL

Windows 7 - 7100 - x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
See if restarting the computer may help with that. After I had restarted, my Vista VM had changed the way it shutdown to what is in the tutorial now.
I have rebooted the XPM more then once and it does not seem to change this behaviour. I will create another VM from scratch and see what happens. Maybe it's only tied to this XPM version of Windows XP.

It's also annoying that there's no shutdown option in the start menu of the VM.
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05 May 2009   #24
Throwman

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Is it possible to run a virtual machine created with VPC 2007 in this new beta? The vmc file extension is not associated with the new version and I can't find any other way to try to open it aside from changing the file extension to vmcx. When I do that and double-click the file, it says:

"Could not register the virtual machine. The virtual machine could not be registered because the configuration file does not exist. You should create a new configuration file for the virtual machine."

The new VPC beta forced me to uninstall VPC 2007 so why would it take away the ability to open VMs created with VPC 2007?
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05 May 2009   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Throwman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have not tested it yet, but you should be able to use any VHD file. When you get to step 6 of this tutorial, select (dot) Use an existing virtual hard disk instead and browse to and select the VHD file.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 May 2009   #26
Throwman

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Thanks Brink, that did the trick. Much appreciated!
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05 May 2009   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Throwman.
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04 Jun 2009   #28
RileyRandom

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

i cant find the vpcwizard :/ idk what build im running i disabled the water mark and cant remember how to check
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04 Jun 2009   #29
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post
i cant find the vpcwizard :/ idk what build im running i disabled the water mark and cant remember how to check
that usually means that the update wasnt succefull...
if you check here
%windir%\system32\vpcwizard.exe
if you type this in the the start menu and still dont see anything, try to install the VPC beta again...
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