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Windows 7: Virtual Pc

19 Jun 2011   #11
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Many Virtual machines capture the mouse and won't let you get to the menu. Just press ctl alt del and then
cancel. it will release the mouse from the virtual machine and you can do your thing with it.
I use it all the time running a virtual dos and windows 98 machines under vpc.

Rich


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19 Jun 2011   #12
latepor

Windows 7 starter 32bit
 
 
My VM Reboots

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Can you shut the VM down and reboot?
Try changing the resolution and go to Display in Control Panel to change orientation of the monitor.
Yes I can. It was akward because the display had rotated but I managed to shut it down and reboot. Then I looked at my Intel Graphics menu and discovered that Crtl+Alt+left arrow had the effec of rotating the screen, so I correct the orientation of scree. So now I will try do disable this shortcut on the Intel Graphics and hope my VM XP starts to respond to it.

Tks
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19 Jun 2011   #13
latepor

Windows 7 starter 32bit
 
 
Crtl+Alt+Del and Cancel instead Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Many Virtual machines capture the mouse and won't let you get to the menu. Just press ctl alt del and then
cancel. it will release the mouse from the virtual machine and you can do your thing with it.
I use it all the time running a virtual dos and windows 98 machines under vpc.

Rich
Tks, Tks and Tks. Worked!! I could install the Integrations Tools. But unfortunately I could not Logon ( forgot passaword!!!).
Any easy way to recover or kill the VM and start all over?
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19 Jun 2011   #14
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by latepor View Post
I found out that Ctrl+Alt+left arrow rotates my screen. So my question has to focus on how to liberate the cursor that is bound to my virtual XP to get to the menu bar to proceed with the instalation.
There's a typo in Virtual PC message which is displayed when mouse is captured: To "release" the pointer to the host you need to press CTRL + ALT + RIGHT ARROW, not LEFT ARROW as the displayed message tells you to do.

Hopefully someone in Microsoft notices this irritating, confusing typo and corrects it.

Kari

EDIT: an image is better than 1,000 words...

Virtual Pc-vpc_mouse_capture_typo.png


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19 Jun 2011   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good to hear you fixed it Latepor!
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19 Jun 2011   #16
latepor

Windows 7 starter 32bit
 
 
Thanks to the Community

Dear Members,

This was my first search for help in this Community.
And I can say I was pleased and surprised with so many members giving tips, and so goods that I could easily solve the problem. My VM Windows XP is installed.
Itīs not running because I am having a password trouble. I canīt Logon.
I am still analysing the problem and will post about it soon.

Thanks for you all!
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20 Jun 2011   #17
Kari

 

Might be by medication that makes me post as I do ... Or the fact that I'm forced to use on-screen keyboard.

However, now when I tested, both Left and Right Arrow works. But at least by me, the left arrow does not work always. Right arrow works 100% always.

Kari
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20 Jun 2011   #18
latepor

Windows 7 starter 32bit
 
 
Crtl+Alt+Right Arrow

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by latepor View Post
I found out that Ctrl+Alt+left arrow rotates my screen. So my question has to focus on how to liberate the cursor that is bound to my virtual XP to get to the menu bar to proceed with the instalation.
There's a typo in Virtual PC message which is displayed when mouse is captured: To "release" the pointer to the host you need to press CTRL + ALT + RIGHT ARROW, not LEFT ARROW as the displayed message tells you to do.

Hopefully someone in Microsoft notices this irritating, confusing typo and corrects it.

Kari

EDIT: an image is better than 1,000 words...

Attachment 160626
Hi,

It did not work for me. It rotated my screen. My Intel Graphics uses both shorkeys.
But the Ctrl+Alt+Del and after CANCEL worked fine.

Thank you anyway
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20 Jun 2011   #19
latepor

Windows 7 starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by latepor View Post
Dear Members,

This was my first search for help in this Community.
And I can say I was pleased and surprised with so many members giving tips, and so goods that I could easily solve the problem. My VM Windows XP is installed.
Itīs not running because I am having a password trouble. I canīt Logon.
I am still analysing the problem and will post about it soon.

Thanks for you all!
OK. Today after deleting my VM e creating it again I could logon.
It looks OK. I can access my Desktop and my Laptop. Iīve already installed the AVG antivirus and updated the OS using Windows Update.The Microsoft VM is fantastic!!

Thanks you all.
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