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Windows 7: XP Mode

11 Apr 2010   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
XP Mode

I have a small pc with MSI Win PC Atom 1.6 MHz Intel 945GC 1 x 200 pin Intel GMA 950. I have 2 gb of memory. I know it is NOT "Virtualization" capable, however recently Microsoft released this information:

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Now, Microsoft has eased some of that pain, announcing a new version of XP Mode that no longer requires hardware virtualization to run.
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Microsoft is hoping the easing of XP Mode requirements will encourage more businesses to adopt Windows 7 over Windows XP as their mainstream OS.
I have downloaded the 3 files now supposedly that will all the use of XP on machines not having hardware virualization, but when I run the first of the three files, I get the following"

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Update installation failed, Error information - 0x80072EE7(0)
I was wondering had anyone else was having this problem and if there is a solution?

Thanks


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11 Apr 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

What version of Windows 7 are you using? Windows XP Mode is only available in Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate.
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11 Apr 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Uhh...you do not want to run a virtual machine on this computer...
That CPU will just die under the load. You would be lucky if you can still move the mouse.
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11 Apr 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Uhh...you do not want to run a virtual machine on this computer...
That CPU will just die under the load. You would be lucky if you can still move the mouse.
That too!
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12 Apr 2010   #5
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I have Win 7 Ultimate

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Uhh...you do not want to run a virtual machine on this computer...
That CPU will just die under the load. You would be lucky if you can still move the mouse.
I am curious as to why Virtual Machine would cause that kind of problem with this computer?
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12 Apr 2010   #6
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Just to see if I could get Virtualization to work I installed Win7 Ultimate on another PC.
This PC has 2gb of memory, a Gigabyte G41M-ES2L Intel G41 Socket 775 Motherboard and an Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 2.2 GHz 1 MB 800 MHz CPU.

The install went fine and everything seems to work, so again I tried to install XP Mode. When I ran "WindowsActivationUpdate.exe as Administrator I got the same Error as before.

Quote:
Update installion failed Error information - 0x80072EE7(0)
I am guessing all the "0's" are zeroes.

Since I got the same error message, I am guessing that Microsoft has not made it as easy they make it sound.
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12 Apr 2010   #7
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

First let me say something. . .Forget XPMode. Cannot say that enough. It is without a doubt the worst VM going. Get a copy of either Virtual Box (free) or VMWare's Workstation, or Player. I have a fairly high powered system (see specs), and XPMode just crawls. Finally got so fed up with it I removed it from my computer, and swore that it would never see the light of day again, and that was after three attempts to make it work.
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12 Apr 2010   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
First let me say something. . .Forget XPMode. Cannot say that enough. It is without a doubt the worst VM going. Get a copy of either Virtual Box (free) or VMWare's Workstation, or Player. I have a fairly high powered system (see specs), and XPMode just crawls. Finally got so fed up with it I removed it from my computer, and swore that it would never see the light of day again, and that was after three attempts to make it work.
After having used virtualization technologies extensively at work and having a ton of experience before seeing XP Mode, the first thing that hit me was it's extremely slow performance. I cannot agree more strongly enough that using other apps is the better way to go. I prefer VMWare Player because it's got a nice utility for converting that free XP Mode install that you are entitled to use when you own either Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate. And with Unity mode, you end up with more or less 2 start menus and have full access to everything on the VM right form within your host machine.
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12 Apr 2010   #9
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Some good information there Mr. pparks1; didn't know about the ability to us VMware's to run the XPMode. Will have to give that a try. Do you have any suggestions as to how to do it other than running Player.
Thanks.
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12 Apr 2010   #10
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
I am curious as to why Virtual Machine would cause that kind of problem with this computer?
The Atom processors are low grade, think old P4 and Celeron processors those beat an Atom in performance. An Atom is also a single core (unless the dual-core versions are already being sold I don't know) have you tried running a virtual machine on a single core 1.6 GHz processor? I have and it was not fun. It was like watching a slide show with every move of the mouse.
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