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Windows 7: Boot from CD in XP Mode?

20 Nov 2009   #1
BDThree

Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
 
 
Boot from CD in XP Mode?

I'm trying to restore a Norton Ghost 10.0 image to the XP mode. (Something I would have done in the old virtual PC program).

Does anyone know how you can boot from the image? I need to be able to point to a large (16 gig) .v2i file that is stored in my documents.

Thanks,
Bill


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20 Nov 2009   #2
Kari

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Hi BDThree, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Open Virtual Machines folder (C:\Users\Your_username\Virtual Machines), right click Windows XP Mode and choose settings. Choose DVD Drive from the right pane and browse to the image you want to mount.

Kari


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03 Jan 2010   #3
oldman1881

win 7 pro
 
 

it seems not working.
i tried iso and even a bootable cd, still can not work.
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29 Jan 2010   #4
oldman1881

win 7 pro
 
 

Any one tried the way before?
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30 Jan 2010   #5
Kari

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OK, did some extensive testing. It seems that booting from ISO image is only possible when creating a new virtual machine.

So if you have an XP image, create a new virtual machine and set it to boot from ISO as told above.

Kari
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30 Jan 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If the ISO is a bootable ISO, then you should be able to boot from it in a VM in Windows Virtual PC.

Here's how:

Windows Virtual PC - Boot from a CD in Virtual Machine


Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Jan 2010   #7
Kari

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Very useful information, Shawn. Thanks!
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30 Jan 2010   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Kari.

Now I just need to create a tutorial on it some time tonight or tommorrow when I can get free long enough.
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30 Jan 2010   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

I did not find a way to boot a virtual machine with existing OS from ISO, it looked like it was possible only if there was no OS in vhd. Now I know it's possible.

Now when you told about this BIOS trick it seems obvious. Like I said, a useful tip.

Kari
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