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Windows 7: XP Mode install doesn't show in Program Files

21 Jan 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
XP Mode install doesn't show in Program Files

I am following the instructions at:
Download Windows XP Mode

"Once you have installed Windows XP Mode, click the Windows 7 Start button, then select All Programs > Windows Virtual PC > Windows XP Mode to begin setup."

Or, per their email instructions:
Step 1: Download Windows XP Mode
Step 2: Download Windows Virtual PC
Step 3: Update Windows XP Mode (this step apparently unnecessary since I have SP-1)

I downloaded and installed XP Mode .... but there is no Windows Virtual PC in my start menu. I looked in the Program Files > Windows XP Mode and all that's there is a Tutorial folder, two text files and a file named "Windows XP Mode base.vhd"

I read somewhere else that maybe I should have restarted my machine ?? (that's not in the instructions from MS) and I have done that, but still nothing.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2012   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Tcloud,

You might double check using the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help.
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
That's correct and what should only be in the Program Files > Windows XP Mode folder.

You would run XP Mode by opening the Start Menu > All Programs > Windows Virtual PC > and clicking on Windows XP Mode. This is the target path below that the shortcut runs to run XP Mode.

%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\VMCPropertyHandler.dll,LaunchDefaultVM
Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thank you. That worked and it's downloading updates now.

Interesting that I had to download in IE rather than FF as validation hung in FF and never completed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Jan 2012   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. That is strange. Hopefully it'll get sorted in the next release of FF.
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