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Windows 7: Virtual PC installation disaster!

14 Jan 2015   #1
RedLenin

Windows 7 64 and 32 bit Home Premium
 
 
Virtual PC installation disaster!

After installing Virtual PC (I'm on Windows 7 64bit and wanting to run some old software which only works with a 32 bit OS) the computer now ONLY boots from the virtual drive. I've no idea how this has happened!?!?!?
How can I get it to boot from C:\ instead of from the virtual drive?


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14 Jan 2015   #2
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedLenin View Post
After installing Virtual PC (I'm on Windows 7 64bit and wanting to run some old software which only works with a 32 bit OS) the computer now ONLY boots from the virtual drive. I've no idea how this has happened!?!?!?
How can I get it to boot from C:\ instead of from the virtual drive?
The process to get your computer to boot from a virtual hard disk is if not complicated but at least something you cannot do accidentally; it involves enough steps which you have to do on purpose. My guess is you have just installed another Windows to another partition or drive.

The correct procedure for installing Windows on a Virtual PC virtual machine is told in this tutorial: Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine.

Let's start with a screenshot of your Disk Management. Make a screenshot of your Disk Management and post it here, see this tutorials for help: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

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