Download Windows Virtual PC Beta and XP Mode Beta

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  1. Posts : 51,431
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #1

    Download Windows Virtual PC Beta and XP Mode Beta


    Windows Virtual PC provides the capability to run multiple Windows environments such as Windows XP Mode from your Windows 7 desktop. To download Windows Virtual PC and the Windows XP Mode environment, please follow the steps below. For information on how to set up Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode, check out Running Windows Virtual PC with Windows XP Mode in the Documentation section.


       Note
    Windows Virtual PC requires a CPU with the Intel™ Virtualization Technology or AMD-V feature turned on. This feature must be enabled in the system BIOS. For details on how to enable, visit the Configure BIOS page or check with your computer manufacturer.

    Learn how to configure your BIOS settings to enable hardware virtualization on your PC


    Direct DL
    Windows Virtual PC Beta x86 - Download

    Windows Virtual PC Beta x64 - Download

    Windown XP Mode Beta - Download

    More info and languages - Here
    Last edited by Brink; 05 May 2009 at 09:58.
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  2. weh
    Posts : 297
    Win.7.Ult.x64
       #2

    Question: Is the XP Mode Beta independent of the Win.7 bit-version (x86/x64)? (I realize that the Virtual PC Beta is tied to the Win.7 version.)
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  3. Posts : 51,431
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Only 32bit guest OS's are supported i.e. 32bit XP.
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  4. weh
    Posts : 297
    Win.7.Ult.x64
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    z3r010 said:
    Only 32bit guest OS's are supported i.e. 32bit XP.
    Thank you. I understand that. And I understand how you misconstrued my question. What I intended to ask was, "Is the [32-bit] XP Mode download the same regardless of which Virtual PC environment -- 32-bit/x86 or 64-bit/x64 -- in which it runs?"
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  5. Posts : 51,431
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Yes its the same XP VPC regardless of if you are running x86 or x64 Host.
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  6. Lee
    Posts : 1,796
    Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
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    Here some further info: You will be unable to change the desktop (no wallpaper or changing the colors - MS Blue is all you get). You will want to go into the tools menu when not in full screen to enable the 32 bit screen mode; either wise you get only a 16 bit screen, and Clear Type fonts though enable will not appear as Clear Type. Also in the 16 bit mode screen and window refresh are very slow. Also when in 16 bit mode your internet application will refresh very slowly from page to page. So ensure you turn off the interrogation before going to full mode.

    Another problem: When you turn off interrogation you will loose all of your devices such as HDDs and other interrogation devices that may be using USB to commuinicate with your computer. However, these can be turned on through the USB Tool on the Tool Bar at the top of the Screen.

    Before running XP for the first Time go to setup, and under Network change from NAT to Bridged (that why you can setup sharing folders through the Network), also it helps keep your internet from shut down (trust me on this one).

    Hope this will help - Lee
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  7. Posts : 18,404
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
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    Lee said:
    Here some further info: You will be unable to change the desktop (no wallpaper or changing the colors - MS Blue is all you get).

    That's not true.
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  8. Lee
    Posts : 1,796
    Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
       #8

    Airbot,

    Please give some assistance here, I have tried every way possible to get it to change. Still no luck. What formula did you use.

    Thank you
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  9. Posts : 18,404
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #9

    I didn't try any formula. Control Panel-Display-Desktop-Change the background or color. Or get a wallpaper online and/or save it and right click, Set as Background. Should just be able to do it right away.
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  10. Lee
    Posts : 1,796
    Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
       #10

    Still not happening. I know how to change either wallpaper or color. I again have attempted the normal windows paths, but to no avail. Attempts were make to change the screen using Faststone, Windows Live Photo Gallery, MS Office Picture Manager, ACDSee, along with some other applications that have been loaded into VXP. So thank you for the help. I am not new to computers. Started working with them out of college, BA degree in computer sciences (1972 upgrade to a Master in 1988). :)
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