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Windows 7: Virtual PC and Virtual XP

20 Dec 2009   #11

Win 7

Ok, A clean format of Drive C to remove any errors and then a step by step install, reading all instructions 2 times, and low and behold, it works!

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20 Dec 2009   #12

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Nice! :)

Any idea what was wrong first time?
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21 Dec 2009   #13

Win 7

Yes, I think when you first load XP Mode and it is running you have to log off the XPMuser and the system logs you back in right away. That was a step I missed (as far as I can tell). The first time I just shut XP down from the menu above, it hibernated but I did not do that step of logging off and logging back on, so the system would not recognize my command to re-enter. Also I had more than 100 gigs of 'things' on the hard drive. 2 'old systems' and whatever else I am not sure. It was using up 140 gigs of space. Now with the clean format the total system has less than 60 gigs of space used. I was upgrading from Vista but each time I choose 'custom' install and it would back up the old system. Thus a mess.
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