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Windows 7: VM not working & start menu blank on host

16 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Is this just a plain XP Disk? Also in the Virtual PC settings for the Virtual Machine do you have save credentials enabled? Also do you have XP Mode installed? This will install Integration features as well as XP Mode so maybe you might want to try that... If it does work the USB Drives should be recognised


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16 Jul 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Thanks for the reply Josh.
It is from an XP disk, no XP mode. I have got it to recognize USB devices plugged in, printer, scanner, and a HDD, each have to be attached every start up.
Save credentials isn't available because I've not entered any. Last time I did but the pass and username was not recognized.
The only integration I have so far is mouse movement between systems, and USB usage, can't see my host system with the VM and can't copy/paste/move files between them.


EDIT: Oh yeah, the DVD drive works in the VM too.

EDIT: Ugh!
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31 Jul 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Given up on VM's and XP Mode for now.
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