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Windows 7: VIRTUAL PC HOW DO i GET STARTED???

24 Feb 2010   #1
kaschiro

win 7
 
 
VIRTUAL PC HOW DO i GET STARTED???

Right now I am using win7 ultimate....I am interested playing around with the virtual word(I think?) I tried to d/l vmware player but I was not successful in dl'ing it so I gave up on that...now I see something call virtual box..
I want to run xppro in the virtual mode...This has to be easy sort of, not too confusing..is there any hope or help for me
Kas


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24 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you just want to use a virtual XP machine, see here: Download Windows XP Mode

That's all you need to get going.

Good luck!
~JK
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24 Feb 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaschiro View Post
I tried to d/l vmware player but I was not successful in dl'ing it so I gave up on that
I assume this would be because you did not sign up for an account (which is free). You have to have an account to logon to get to the freely available download.

Using XP Mode is likely the fastest way to get started. Microsoft even has a simple installation video on their website which should have you up and going within an hour.
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24 Feb 2010   #4
kaschiro

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
If you just want to use a virtual XP machine, see here: Download Windows XP Mode

That's all you need to get going.

Good luck!
~JK
Hi,
Thanks to all who chimed in...I did download and install the 2 parts of the program only to find out that my processor does not handle hardware assisted visualization...does that mean I cannot use xp hardware?? or I can use visualization at all even though it is install on the pc..when I click on the program section it looks like win7, should it look like xp??
Kas
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24 Feb 2010   #5
kaschiro

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaschiro View Post
I tried to d/l vmware player but I was not successful in dl'ing it so I gave up on that
I assume this would be because you did not sign up for an account (which is free). You have to have an account to logon to get to the freely available download.

Using XP Mode is likely the fastest way to get started. Microsoft even has a simple installation video on their website which should have you up and going within an hour.
I tried to dl but for some reason it did not like the password or my email address or both and it would not accept them so after an hour of messing around I said nuts and quit!!I am using foxfire as my browser and it downloads everything quite well with no problems
Kas
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24 Feb 2010   #6
kaschiro

win 7
 
 

down loaded virtual box and got everything working
Thanks to everyone who gave an input
Kas
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24 Feb 2010   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaschiro View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaschiro View Post
I tried to d/l vmware player but I was not successful in dl'ing it so I gave up on that
I assume this would be because you did not sign up for an account (which is free). You have to have an account to logon to get to the freely available download.

Using XP Mode is likely the fastest way to get started. Microsoft even has a simple installation video on their website which should have you up and going within an hour.
I tried to dl but for some reason it did not like the password or my email address or both and it would not accept them so after an hour of messing around I said nuts and quit!!I am using foxfire as my browser and it downloads everything quite well with no problems
Kas
I see you're going to try VBox, but you can get vmware player from here without having to sign up at all. FileHippo.com
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