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Windows 7: How to use XP and 7 at the same time

17 Mar 2010   #1
kittleboy

 
How to use XP and 7 at the same time

Hi my friends,
How can i use my windows xp while i am in 7, without restarting, just to use a program that is run under xp only, ( change in a second ) ?


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17 Mar 2010   #2
Kari

 

According to your sys specs you are running Win7 Ultimate, so the answer is yes, using Virtual PC. You can download free Microsoft Virtual PC and XP mode here.

If you want to use your existing XP setup as a Virtual PC vhd (virtual hard disk), read this thread.

Kari
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17 Mar 2010   #3
kittleboy

 

I forgot to say that i can't run Windows XP Mode ( Because of my CPU );
And I have windows XP installed in drive C, and windows 7 in drive D
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17 Mar 2010   #4
Kari

 

Just follow the link to the thread I gave you, it tells you how to convert the existing XP setup from your C: drive to a vhd.

If you can not use Virtual PC, you can download Sun VirtualBox or VMware Player for free and mount a vhd to them.

The latest VWware player does not need virtualization technology to be enabled in BIOS so also older systems can run it.

Kari
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17 Mar 2010   #5
kittleboy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Just follow the link to the thread I gave you, it tells you how to convert the existing XP setup from your C: drive to a vhd.

If you can not use Virtual PC, you can download Sun VirtualBox or VMware Player for free and mount a vhd to them.

The latest VWware player does not need virtualization technology to be enabled in BIOS so also older systems can run it.

Kari
I have downloaded the latest version of VMware Player;
How should I mount a VHD!! to it?
and what should i do after that?
BTW, which one is better?

- I have a big problem now, i think
Right now i tried to install VMware Player 3, when i clicked on the setup, it brought a page ( Repair or Remove, I had installed it some days ago,but i removed it through "Programs and Features " in control panel ).
Then i clicked on removed, after finishing showed me restart now and restart later, i chose restart now.
After restart, again i clicked on setup, AGAIN, it says remove or repair ?!!!! ( I did it two times, but the results were the same )
What should i do now?
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17 Mar 2010   #6
Kari

 

Sorry it took some time before I could answer, had to take mother-in-law to cappuccino and ice-cream

I just realized there might be a problem. To import a vhd to VMware Player, it needs a the settings file (.vmc). Disk2vhd only creates the vhd file, vmc file is only created when you create a new virtual machine in Virtual PC.

Please wait, I ask our VMware guru Jimbo to join this thread, if somebody can answer this it's him.

I'll be back...

Kari
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17 Mar 2010   #7
kittleboy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Sorry it took some time before I could answer, had to take mother-in-law ti cappuccino and ice-cream

I just realized there might be a problem. To import a vhd to VMware Player, it needs a the settings file (.vmc). Disk2vhd only creates the vhd file, vmc file is only created when you create a new virtual machine in Virtual PC.

Please wait, I ask our VMware guru Jimbo to join this thread, if somebody can answer this it's him.

I'll be back...

Kari
wow, good boy.
I want Ice Cream
Thanks
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17 Mar 2010   #8
Kari

 

Kittleboy, maybe I was thinking too conservative, a MS fan as I am.

I found this: VMware vCenter Converter, Convert Physical Machines to Virtual Machines. It should convert your systems directly to VMware vhd's.

Kari
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17 Mar 2010   #9
paulpp

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Have you tried running the program in cability mode or downloaded the latest windows update that makes more programs cabable with the operating system?
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17 Mar 2010   #10
kittleboy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
Have you tried running the program in cability mode or downloaded the latest windows update that makes more programs cabable with the operating system?
Thanks for answering;
Which program should i have tried in capability mode?!
Yes, I have the latest windows updates for both windowses installed. I myself updated both windowses some days ago.
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