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Windows 7: Can't drag/copy or paste

03 Feb 2010   #1

windows7 pro 64 bit
Can't drag/copy or paste

I'm banging my head trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I can't drag and drop, or copy and paste files into or out of virtual pc.
First, I tested wih the app compatability programs on the MS virtual-pc download page. It was all thumbs up.
Then I downloaded XP Mode - virutual pc on my new desktop w/ Win7.
Everything was copestetic.
Next, I tried to move a simple text file from my desktop to the virtual pc.
No go.
I dug around in Tools and found settings, then found Intergration Features. I checked all the boxes, including "Enable on startup", Turned Off and rebooted.
Still no success.

What am I doing wrong? What did I do to deserve this?

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03 Feb 2010   #2


this might sound stupid... did you reboot after installing virtual pc?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2010   #3


and 2nd... did you install the additions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Feb 2010   #4


Like Brady told here above, you have to first install the integration features and then enable them.

First, install integration features:

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When XP Mode has rebooted, enable newly installed integration features:

Can't drag/copy or paste-ic_2.png

After one more reboot you can copy and paste between 7 and XP Mode using bidirectional integrated clipboard. You can not drag and drop between XP Mode and host system.


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03 Feb 2010   #5


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03 Feb 2010   #6

windows7 pro 64 bit

after posting, i realized that i was going into hibernation rather than shutting down. after rebooting several time, i found i could copy and paste - though i do miss the drag option.

one more thing. can i take an old virtual pc 2007 from a non-Win7 evironment, paste it into Win7,and get it to copy and paste inside of Win7? i have a vpc that has an app in it that i can't easily get my hands on. it's running on win2003.
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