Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: XP Mode, sharing files on guest machine

19 Dec 2010   #51
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Problem: I tried changing the network connection to NIC to confirm I was giving you the true picture. I lost my internet as mentioned but have also lost the toolbar at the top of the desktop now. So do not know how to get back to the network settings in XP Mode to change it back. I'm lost again.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Dec 2010   #52
Kari

 

Notice that the tutorial I linked in my last post shows how to install and enable integration on a Windows 7 virtual machine running on Virtual PC, but as XP Mode is just another Virtual PC machine, the procedure is exactly the same. Just follow the tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #53
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote:
Have you installed the integration components? If so, are integration features enabled? (Windows Virtual PC Integration Features - Install, Enable, and Disable)
I do not know how I can do this now without the toolbar at the top of the desktop with the Tools menu.
I do not want to have to start this process all over again. Is there some other way I can get to the Networks area to change it back to NAT which I think has caused the problem ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Dec 2010   #54
Kari

 

Is your toolbar gone missing again? That's one thing I can not understand...

To fully be able to network XP Mode with the host / workgroup, you need to use the host's network controller and integration components have to be installed and enabled.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #55
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Yes I had the desktop Toolbar at the top and everything was working in that regard. But I think it was when I changed the network setting to the Realtek NIC it seemed to go wrong.

I was also playing with paint and trying to learn about saving images etc while I as waiting for you to post again and crossed out of it wrongly again. When I next saw the screen it was without the toolbar, and I do not know how to get it back. There should be a way around it as the toolbar was visible and working OK before. It is just a setting somewhere that needs to be changed back.

Can I get to XP Mode Network Settings another way ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #56
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have tried to take an image of my XP Mode desktop now but it will not include the small blue toolbar with only

Drawing pin image, Action, USB, Ctrl+Alt+Del minimize/maximize/close

There is a just whole lot of blue with Recycle bin, IE, Win Media Player in top left corner and
Start at bottom with the task bar empty, except for a few items in the bottom right corner.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #57
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I remember only having 2 choices in the box when I clicked the tools button, so Integration features must have been installed already, as I think this webpage says somewhere is automatic with XP Mode installation.

2. To Install Integration Components
NOTE: You would only have this option if you have not installed the Integration Components in this specific virtual machine yet. If you have, then you will have the option to either Enable Integration Features or Disable Integration Features instead.A) Click on Tools on the virtual machine menu bar, and click on Install Integration Components. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You may need to press CTRL+ALT+Left Arrow to move the mouse pointer out of the virtual machine to click on the menu bar.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #58
Kari

 

One more try. This is how to make a Virtual PC virtual machine (for instance XP Mode) and the host computer to see each other to share folders.

First, shut down (do not hibernate) XP Mode. Follow steps 4 and 5 in this post to learn how to change the default closing action of XP Mode.

When XP Mode is closed, change the network adapter to that of your host computer, Realtek you mentioned?

Run XP Mode. Do exactly as told in this tutorial to connect it to your network. The screenshots in the tutorial are not from XP Mode but the procedure is exactly the same.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #59
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I'm sorry Kari, I sense the frustration in your post. I have been trying to solve this for days.

Quote:
When XP Mode is closed, change the network adapter to that of your host computer, Realtek you mentioned?
Do you mean change the network adapter on the HOST PC WIN 7 to "Realtek.....", after XP Mode is closed ?
If this is so please tell me how to do this in Win 7 ?

I have 2 choices I know of for getting out of XP Mode. The X at the top right hibernates XP Mode.
On the Start menu, I have LOG Off button which I also think hibernates it.
Is there another way to close it down Please.

Kari both post links you have sent me require me to use the Tools drop down menu, in the top toolbar of XP Mode. But I do not have this toolbar anymore, unless this action above will get it back on the XP desktop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #60
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

HAH! Found part of the answer !!!

When I click fullscreen in XP Mode I loose the Toolbar at the top of the desktop. BUT when I exit fulscreen I get the Toolbar back. How could this be ??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 XP Mode, sharing files on guest machine




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Sharing Files between 2 computers on a network if one is in sleep mode
My computers, one downstairs and one upstairs, see the other computer in the home group, when they are both on and I can access files between them. Is there a way to access the other computer depending on whether we are upstairs or downstairs when the other computer is not on and is in standby or...
Network & Sharing
VIRTUAL MACHINE ~ Can Guest OS become Infected Through Host OS ? ? ?
VIRTUAL MACHINE ~ Can Guest OS become Infected Through Host OS ? ? ? If I setup and use a virtual machine running/containing both a Host OS and a guest OS ... do they remain completely separate entities when operating one or the other? My main concern is Virus related ... if for instance...
Virtualization
Possible Guest Account with Internet Sharing?
In Windows 7, is it possible to create a guest account which has the permission to share internet connect like Ad-hoc? Basically I want to use the laptop (with wifi) as a hotspot sharing the ethernet cable internet connect using a guest account only. Any way to do this? Thanks
Network & Sharing
Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.
G'day all! (first post here!! :P) Ok..so this is my situation: I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so...
Drivers
Guest Network Sharing
How can I enable Windows Network Sharing to allow guests to connect without entering a password? Can I give guest read only rights while giving specific accounts read/write rights?
Network & Sharing
sharing files on a win7 machine with XP machines
When I share a folder from my windows 7 machine, my XP machines are unable to access those folders; I get NOT ACCESSIBLE errors, the only folder that works is USERS, which isn't a whole lot of use to me, as all my data is on another drive. The windows 7 machine is able to see all shared files and...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:21.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App