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Windows 7: XP Mode, sharing files on guest machine

19 Dec 2010   #61
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

OK I used the Start menu and logged out. It reported it was ending the program and presented me with a black screen and a Logon to Windows XP box. The shutdown button is disabled and the only cours of action is to Log on or to X out of it at the top right corner. When I clicked that it stated it was hibernating the machine.
So it appears I can't win here.


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19 Dec 2010   #62
Kari

 

A bit frustrated, yes, but that's not your fault

Yes, expanding any Virtual PC virtual machine to full screen "hides" the toolbar, showing it only when the pointer is moved to top middle. This full screen toolbar has no Tools menu. Use XP Mode in windowed mode.

XP Mode full screen toolbar:

XP Mode, sharing files on guest machine-xpmode_fullscreen_toolbar.png

Default action when you close XP Mode is to hibernate. To change this, do as I told in my earlier post:
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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.
Kari


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19 Dec 2010   #63
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Well I have that sorted now I think Kari. Thankyou.

I have learned how to shut down XP Mode and that the WIN 7 Network Adapter was already set to the Realtek one, although it had an abbreviated name, it appears to be similar to the XP Mode listed one.

I took a screen shot of the Win 7 network settings screen and had difficulty in inserting it in this post here from my Mac but managed I think to attach it somehow, so hope it is sent with this.

The possible problem I found is that in the Realtek Family Controller Properties on the Win 7, under the Advanced tab, that the Network Address was Not Present.

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19 Dec 2010   #64
Kari

 

That's completely another value, has no meaning in this. the right one of your two properties windows clearly show the precence of network adapter, and that your host is connected. That's OK, in other words.

Now follow the steps on posts 2 and 6 in this thread, or the tutorial here to stat sharing between host and XP Mode.

Kari
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19 Dec 2010   #65
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Kari,
When I type in ipconfig /all and press enter as instructed, the results screen flashes on and off so quickly, that I cannot read it, and there is no evidence it even happened, like a button or tab on the task bar.
How do I get it to remain on screen please ?
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19 Dec 2010   #66
Kari

 

Did you open command prompt and type ipconfig /all there, as told in tutorial?

To open command prompt in XP Mode, click Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt:

XP Mode, sharing files on guest machine-xpmode_command_prompt.png

To expand and scroll command prompt window in XP Mode:

XP Mode, sharing files on guest machine-xpmode_command_prompt_2.png

Kari


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19 Dec 2010   #67
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Many thanks Kari. I was in the wrong place for that.

Now I need to know the last bit. Can you plase tell me where to find Network location type in XP Mode ?
8. Select the network location type you want for the virtual machine to have the settings for that location automatically applied. (see screenshot below)
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19 Dec 2010   #68
Kari

 

That choice does not exit in XP. Ignore.
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19 Dec 2010   #69
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

OK I went and stuffed up again. OOops !
I tried to pick the network connection with the network setup wizard. Now they do not see each other, when before I used the wizard the Win 7 PC was able to see the XP Mode.
How do I erase the changes I made with the Wizard please ? (If this is possible at this hour of the morning)
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19 Dec 2010   #70
Kari

 

Did you run wizard on both host and XP Mode? Can of them see the other at the moment?
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