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Windows 7: How do you start Windows Virtual PC w/o XP Mode

09 Nov 2009   #1
Cluent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
How do you start Windows Virtual PC w/o XP Mode

I would like to start Windows Virtual PC w/o XP Mode in order to install a different OS (Vista). But I can't seem to find the program!

If I go to Start/All Programs/Windows Virtual PC/Windows Virtual PC it just opens up the folder where the file Windows XP Mode.vmcx is stored (//Users/%User%/Virtual Machines).

What's going on?


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09 Nov 2009   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Cluent:

I did what you are trying to do several months ago and don't recall all the details.

I think there is a switch in the bios to enable VT.

Your processor certainly supports it.

Look here:

Windows Virtual PC

If you don't want to use XP Mode, you may have to download "Virtual PC" from MS?

http://tinyurl.com/yedxqff
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09 Nov 2009   #3
Cluent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I am already running Windows XP Mode without a problem. I can't figure out how to start Windows Virtual PC in order to install another virtual operating system.
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09 Nov 2009   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Have you concluded that you don't need to download anything?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir...c/default.aspx
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09 Nov 2009   #5
Cluent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I downloaded and installed that. Without it, you can't run XP Mode. My problem is that the program icon which is supposed to open Windows Virtual PC instead opens a folder! (!!!)
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09 Nov 2009   #6
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Is that true regardless of whether you are running Windows XP or Windows 7?
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09 Nov 2009   #7
Cluent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I am running Windows 7.
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09 Nov 2009   #8
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Earlier in this thread (post 3, 45 minutes ago) you said you were running XP. I am just trying to determine if the odd folder behaviour occurs in both XP and Windows 7.
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09 Nov 2009   #9
jim0933

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

When you navigate to the folder: "C:\Users\YourName\Virtual Machines" and look on the menu bar, you'll find an option "Create Virtual Machine" as shown in the attached image file. That is where you'll go to create a Vista VM or any other such as Linux, etc.




Good luck.

Jim Pickering


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09 Nov 2009   #10
Cluent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Earlier in this thread (post 3, 45 minutes ago) you said you were running XP. I am just trying to determine if the odd folder behaviour occurs in both XP and Windows 7.

The only XP I'm running is Windows XP Mode.
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