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Windows 7: Do I need seperate anti virus for XP mode?

10 May 2009   #11
cortez

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ranjan2001 View Post
OK done that, it now run in 32bit mode when I changed it in the settings but strangely I cant install the nvidia driver it gives me this error with nvidia XP driver version 180.50.
i don't see the need to install the driver, just go with 32-bit mode, use ClearType and maximize the screen to get the best display resolution. ok, back on topic...


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10 May 2009   #12
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If your XPM is like mine, it wont have installed an nvidia driver, instead its installed a generic s3 driver, presumably to reduce resources.
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10 May 2009   #13
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

but there is more to it than that...
its because thats all that is emulated....
im guessing hardware in very hard to emulate unless your hardware (gpu in this case) has a sort of virtualization technologies like intel and amd have (and that the VMM can use)...
and technically you are right that if another more modern card was emulated there would be massive overhead and then not everyone (even with AMD-V or Intel-VTx) would not be able to use the vm...

and also its because thats what VPC 2007 had emulated..
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10 May 2009   #14
Lee

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

Good info here; some questions I had were answered (primarily the 32 bit video mode). To answer one of the questions started on this thread (didn't see anyone answer this) Virutal PC for XP will only run XP in the 32 bit OS. Sorry that is just the nature of the beast.
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11 May 2009   #15
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cortez View Post
i don't see the need to install the driver, just go with 32-bit mode,
One of my application needs GPU processing power (Open GL 2.0) I cant enable this option till the driver is installed.

So it means I cant use XPM with full power, its good only for "able to use old software" anyway I am just testing win7 but things look good & stable I will convert to the final version when launched.
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11 May 2009   #16
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ranjan2001 View Post
One of my application needs GPU processing power (Open GL 2.0) I cant enable this option till the driver is installed.

So it means I cant use XPM with full power, its good only for "able to use old software" anyway I am just testing win7 but things look good & stable I will convert to the final version when launched.
nope the closest thing to that is Virtualbox....
but then you need a separate windows xp disc...
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11 May 2009   #17
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
nope the closest thing to that is Virtualbox....
but then you need a separate windows xp disc...

VirtualBox can read VHD drive. Maybe can you use the VHD which come with XP mode
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19 Oct 2009   #18
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Good info here; some questions I had were answered (primarily the 32 bit video mode). To answer one of the questions started on this thread (didn't see anyone answer this) Virutal PC for XP will only run XP in the 32 bit OS. Sorry that is just the nature of the beast.

Yes.
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19 Oct 2009   #19
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Its important to remember that a virtual machine is just that, its virtual...meaning pretend.

It doesnt access your hardware directly but rather the hypervisor emulates hardware that the virtual machine uses.
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09 Nov 2009   #20
designer515

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
If your XPM is like mine, it wont have installed an nvidia driver, instead its installed a generic s3 driver, presumably to reduce resources.

Swarfega,

Is there any way to update the generic s3 driver inside XPM?

This is really killing me and I am kind of bummed that Win 7 XPM virtualization doesn't allow you to override the 2001 S3 Trio32/4 driver.

Thanks
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