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Windows 7: Windows 2000 in VM Under Win 7??

19 Jan 2010   #51
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

These you can try:

1. Try safe mode, if you remember your "Administrator" account and its password, use it, then when inside, check your user profile, reset the password if need be.
2. Once you can get into your working Windows 2000 installation, install VirtualBox Additions (it's the supplement package every VMM have, drivers, etc).
3. In the "Settings" => "Network", choose "Bridged Adapter", this way your VM will be connected directly to your LAN, bypassing your Windows 7's network stack.
4. For the "Host Key", you can change it in File->Preferences->Input. Highlight the "Host Key" box, press your desired key (use rarely used keys, like right shift, or F12, etc)

When you installed the VirtualBox Additions, your mouse will be captured and released automatically, as if the VM is an application window.

zzz2496

Edit: This is done INSIDE the VM, OK?


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19 Jan 2010   #52
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I've changed the release capture key to F12, and that works. That solves that issue.

I changed the networking to Bridged. I can log in, but have no network resources connected. The little network adapter icon on the status lines constantly flashes.

When I tried opening Firefox to see if I had network connectivity to the gateway/internet, it starts, and immediately crashes and terminates.

Correct me if I'm mistaken, how do I access the drive C: on the host OS? Shouldn't I automatically have a "network" drive representing that? That's how the XP mode worked.

It appears then, I still have no network access, although maybe I'm closer than before. I still can't stuff into or out of the VM.

I should try the other VHD under the Windows Virtual PC to see if it functions any differently now that the DEC stuff is gone.
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19 Jan 2010   #53
huisinro

windows 7
 
 

did you add a network adapter? shut down the vm, go to VirtualBox right panel, click Network node, and add PCNet-Fast III adapter.
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19 Jan 2010   #54
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Yes, that network adapter was added by default when I created the machine.
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19 Jan 2010   #55
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Jeffs,

Get back to "Settings"->"Network", click the little "Advanced" arrow, change the adapter type to Intel PRO/1000 MT Server for a start. Once done, start the VM, check Device Manager, see if the new NIC pops up. If not, shutdown, go back to "Settings"->"Network"->"Advanced", change to PCnet-FAST III. Every change on Network adapter type, always check your device manager. Once it's detected, adjust the settings as if it's a stand alone computer connected directly to your LAN.

Oh, VirtualBox doesn't automatically create "C: on host" kind of shortcut, you can register a "Shared Folder" (it's it "Settings"). Personally, I don't use shared folders, I use the VM as if it's a real computer, and I access SMB shares over "virtual network". It's safer that way.

zzz2496

Edit: I type too slowly...
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19 Jan 2010   #56
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

The PCI-FAST III seems to "work", in that it shows that it's OK in the device manager, but there is still no network connectivity. if I go to ping and try to ping the gateway, I get device unreachable. Firefox still immediately crashes when it opens.

It's also odd that when I enter my login password, it's being accepted immediately, as if the network is working and the domain is letting me in (even though all the devices aren't connected)

I see the shared folders options.

You know, if I had NO network connectivity, it wouldn't matter. I just need to be able to get data out of this VM onto the host. Call this sort of a "live backup" where I have my old machine "on my new one". I'm not really going to use the Windows 2000 VM for anything. The only time I'm going to start it is if I realize I left something "on the old machine". Shared folders, if they don't rely on networking, might be just fine if they allow me to move data off the VM to the host C: drive. Although, I would like the networking to work... and still want to pursue this... It doesn't change what I need the VM for.
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19 Jan 2010   #57
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Jeffs,

Can you make screenshots of network connection folder? By the way, if I understand correctly, this Windows 2000 machine is connected to a Active Directory Domain? If so, next I need you to try to login locally (login to this computer on the domain selection drop down box). Once you're logged in in local computer, then make the screenshot. Don't forget to take "ipconfig /all" data too, it'll help a lot.

I feel that we are edging to the final solution, let's get this over with FAST . I'll monitor this thread every 2 minutes. I'll keep an eye on your posts.

zzz2496
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19 Jan 2010   #58
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

If I understand correctly, you want me to log into the machine as "(PC115) This Computer"?
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19 Jan 2010   #59
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

YES

zzz2496
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19 Jan 2010   #60
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

How does one capture a screen image of the VM window? PRINT-SCREEN doesn't work. It's as if that window isn't there.
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