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Windows 7: best installation for XP mode

25 May 2012   #11

windows 7 64bit build 7600

the .vhd in step 4d Brink is the Windows XP Mode base.vhd and its size stays at 1,184,240KB so its not a problem,

during set up it saves the Windows XP Mode.vhd to
C:\Users\myname\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines, and its size increases which is a problem if your hdd like mine is a fairly small ssd.

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25 May 2012   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Ah, that one. You could move the VHD file to another location of your choice, then:
  • Close Windows XP Mode if opened.
  • Open the C:\Users\(user-name)\Virtual Machines folder
  • Right click on Windows XP Mode.vmcx, and click on Settings
  • Click on Browse, and select the VHD at it's new location
  • If Parent Disk (base) is empty, click on Create, and select whatever base VHD location you had there before, or create a new one where you like.
  • Click on OK when finished.
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26 May 2012   #13

windows 7 64bit build 7600

i have no .vmcx in my virtual machines folder Brink, i have

windows xp mode.vhd, windows xp mode.vmc and windows xp mode.vmc.vpcbackup

none of those give a settings option when right clicked.

edit: forget that i was looking in the wrong place, found it now.

a massive thanks to you again Brink your an absolute star mate.
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26 May 2012   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it moved to where you wanted. :)
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