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Windows 7: XP MODE - a disappointment and not fit for purpose

17 Jun 2009   #11
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

My XP runs fine. Just startup and shutdown take forever.


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17 Jun 2009   #12
Night Hawk

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

It takes about a minute or so for the VPC to initialize. The XP mode comes after like a normal XP startup but already at the logon screen when first seen.
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17 Jun 2009   #13
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
It takes about a minute or so for the VPC to initialize. The XP mode comes after like a normal XP startup but already at the logon screen when first seen.
Mine seem to take longer to start.
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17 Jun 2009   #14
Night Hawk

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

It also have something to do with what you have on it as well as the activities 7 is seeing. You first have to look at how much memory was assigned for what along with the amount of virtual drive space.

When attaching the vhd for two separate installations having backed up the first and attaching the first in the disk management some unallocated space had to filled in. This was on the expandable vhd not fixed to one size for both that and seen with the one for Vista. The partitions were simply expanded for both to see that solved.

Drive space and a virtual paging file? The vhds were 100gb on the 500gb drive used. If you only saw the minimum or a little above that might be thought as well as ? plus ? since each system has a different environment.
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17 Jun 2009   #15
icenine

Windows 7 X64 Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The only thing I find a bit annoying is simply not being able to increase the virtual window itself. The maximize button simply slams the window into the upper side. I'm not looking for full screen but a larger window.

That's odd, I can resize the virtual window just like any other window.
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17 Jun 2009   #16
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

XP mode is slow slow slow for me as well, both in booting and running programs.

Trying to get to network locations usually crashes it as well, i have to use the mapped network drives of mapped network drives to get to that data.

Boo urns for xp mode from me.
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17 Jun 2009   #17
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 icenine View Post
That's odd, I can resize the virtual window just like any other window.
I originally saw a little more flexibility with the first installations before reconfiguring things ending up with multiple installations of 7 on this particular drive. The problem is being seen in the present default installation of the second 64bit 7 while seems normal in the host boot installation there.

The XP/Vista dual boot was first replaced with the 32bit RC on the host/boot drive after it was on the former XP drive later to see a 64bit array with the two and now whatever comes along! I simply see an upgrade each time since it's not the host installation.
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17 Jun 2009   #18
Davy7RC

Vista / 7 RC 7100/Virtual XP
 
 

I tried it also....don't see any difference in speed while browsing from Vista or 7. Startup takes about 15-20 secs, while hibernation is kinda slow; the only thing that sux is not being able to use my webcam; everything I tried failed and everywhere I read said no go for cams....says it's not fast enough for the driver of the cam, or something to that effect. Has anyone gotten a webcam to work with Virtual XP?
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17 Jun 2009   #19
Night Hawk

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

I still haven't been able to initialize the tv tuner card. And most likely that will be a no go for the web cam and any other addon devices.

The whole design and purpose for the XP mode is simply to allow older XP softwares to run in a virtual environment. It was never intended to replace a normal installation where everything is available as seen with a dual boot of both XP and 7. You can still try however.
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17 Jun 2009   #20
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

I've been playing with it for a day or so and for the most part am pleased with it. It is after all a VM, so expecting to see all kinds of devices being compatible and run older 3d xp games is mostly out of the question.

Other than the slow startup (which is expected, it's just as if your booting into a OS, which you are, but within an OS.) it runs good, no complaints. Bumping up the ram helped from the default 256. It should help those that have some ram to spare.

Overall I'm happy with it, and think it will serve its intended purpose for most.
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