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Moving XP Mode VHD to Virtual PC - will a XP Pro SP3 key work for activation?

Question: Moving XP Mode VHD to Virtual PC - will a XP Pro SP3 key work for activation?

Hello,
I need to move a virtual machine from XP mode in Win 7 to a VM in virtual box under Windows 10. And I have to activate the XP license. I only have keys from my old XP SP1 or SP2 which are not accepted.
So my question is: will a new XP SP3 key work? Then I would go and buy a SP3 box from a used software dealer or will this key also not work and I can save my money?
Best regards and thx in advance...
Dieter

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Win7 x64 Command & Conquer Generals does not work in any compatability mode or with XP virtual OSOthers had reported this working but I could not get it to work at all both games just crash at startup with a Technical Difficutlites dialog box displayed.  I think it may have something to do with graphics mode switching problems, but can't really tell.SPECS:Alienware Area51 m15x  4Gb Ram, 200Gb 7200RPM internal hard-disk.  8800GTX graphics card. Processors: Intel(R)Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X7900 @ 2.8 GHzNote: Command & Conquer III Tiberium wars works fine in Win7 x64 no compatability mode required.UPDATE:  I got the game working by using XP SP3 compatability mode and running as administrator.  Re-installed the game again.apparently it gets confused sometimes if you have more than one CD drive, picked the correct drive this time and it is working now.

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Got an inspiron 13 7000 series yesterday and the on screen keyboard will not work in tablet mode.  The selection for the screen keyboard goes away when I fold into tablet.  Anyone know how to make screen keyboard work in tablet mode?

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I am a developer who does work for the VA and a DoD contractor. I am under orders to change-out my Intel MB for an AMD Threadripper one. I don't make the rules - I just have to follow them.

I am on W10 Pro x64...

How do I move my license from my existing MSI MB and Intel CPU to a ASUS MB and AMD CPU?

Is it even possible?

Dave

Answer:Moving Activation to a new MB

Use Activation Troubleshooter in Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

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I've installed Windows 10 in VirtualBox before upgrading to Windows 10 from 8.1 on my 2 PCs. How can I activate the clean install test copy of Windows 10 in the VM? I have a retail product code for Windows 8 but this doesnt work. I also don't want to affect the activation when I do upgrade my PCs. I could install Windows 8 in the VM using my retail key then upgrade the VM copy to Windows 10 - but what would happen when I upgrade my main PC since Microsoft would see two activation requests for the same key?

Answer:Virtual Box & Activation

Steve C said:

I've installed Windows 10 in VirtualBox before upgrading to Windows 10 from 8.1 on my 2 PCs. How can I activate the clean install test copy of Windows 10 in the VM? I have a retail product code for Windows 8 but this doesnt work. I also don't want to affect the activation when I do upgrade my PCs. I could install Windows 8 in the VM using my retail key then upgrade the VM copy to Windows 10 - but what would happen when I upgrade my main PC since Microsoft would see two activation requests for the same key?




Hi there

You must have an Activated version of the old OS in order to get an activated copy of W10. You CANNOT initially do a CLEAN install of W10 -- you MUST do the UPGRADE first then the Clean install will work. You have to apply all the latest updates to the OLD OS too before upgrading.

When doing the initial W10 upgrade DO NOT ENTER ANY KEY. !!!!!!

A VM is equivalent to a REAL machine as far as licences are concerned so you will have to have TWO licences.

What though does work -- you can clone the VM several times since it's Identical hardware !!!.

To solve your dilemma -- I'd upgrade your REAL machine first. Once that is working -- forget VBOX - use VMWARE player (Free) -- the easy way to create a VM is to use the FREE conversion tool which will create a VM from your running system. (The OLD OS). Now do the upgrade again.

Alternatively upgrade your OLD system first to W10 - do your clean install and NOW create... Read more

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I have a PC with Windows 10 Pro. I activated this Windows with a product key that I got over the phone from Microsoft because it was not possible to activate Windows 10 after upgrading from Windows 8.1.

In my Windows 10 Pro settings it says under Activation "Windows is activated using your organization's activation service." (What does that mean?) At least in this Activation window it is not possible to link my Windows 10 license to my Microsoft account although I am using this Microsoft account to log into the computer.

Now comes the interesting part. Something is wrong with my motherboard - it sometimes does and sometimes does not recognize my RAM (I'm sure it is the motherboard because this happens with my old RAM and also with new RAM that I bought because I thought the old RAM might be faulty). I therefore bought a new PC. This PC does not have any Windows installed.

Will I be able to move my Windows 10 license from the old PC to the new PC, and do I have to do this in a specific way?

Thanks for your help!

Greetings - desertman

Answer:Moving to new computer - activation question

Open a command prompt (admin) (Win + X will bring up a list and Command Prompt [admin] will be in the list).

In the window run:
slmgr /dlv

Please post the results here. It sounds like you are activated with a KMS type activation which is reserved for corporations using volume licensing and there should have been no way Microsoft would have given you that.

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Answer:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.

Hi,

 

The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.

 

Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.

 

Best Regards,

Niki
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I have quite a few old games that worked under Windows 7 but no longer work on Windows 10. Compatibility mode does not work either and I have tried many different combinations with compatibility with no luck. Even the Microsoft utility to help with compatibility fails. What I have done is install my old Windows 7 OS as a virtual machine which went well. Even though I have the original install CD with valid product key, the activation fails. The error says the server does not accept the key even though it is a valid one. I have tried calling Windows support but I am not getting a live person to talk to. When I go thru the support online for Windows 7, it just points me to Windows 10. It's as if Microsoft will not allow me to install an OS which I paid for. I have also sent Microsoft my issue with compatibility mode but I get no response. I am not looking for support for Windows 7 itself I just want to activate it. The good news is that I can run my old games which I have tested since I am in the 30 day grace period to activate Windows 7.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Virtual machine activation

If your Windows 7 is retail you should be able to activate it with a phone call. When you call the Microsoft number for activation I think the technique is to just wait until somebody comes on the line.

Of course, if it is OEM, including OEM System Builders, you cannot transfer the license to another machine, even a virtual one.
 

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I guess that few of you have ever experienced this problem, certainly Microsoft themselves were of no help so I am looking for other insights and sincerely would appreciate any constructive comments from anyone who's walked this path before.

Last year I bought a Macbook Pro to replace my ailing HP laptop. Unfortunately many of the applications that I relied on (MS project, visio, et al) would not work on Mac. I decided to migrate my windows install from the HP to the Mac using VMware. The migration worked fine using vmware's utilities and I was all set. As expected, windows started complaining that it was no longer genuine but provided an option to "Get Genuine Now" which took me to a Microsoft website which downloaded some small piece of software, figured out which license I needed to buy and after paying the required amount, got my new key and duly authorized my license.

Everything was fine and problem free for about 3 months or so at which point Windows again started reporting that it was not genuine. I contacted Microsoft who confirmed that I had an invalid license key, despite my email confirmations proving that i had just purchased it. The email receipt was of no value to anyone. They suggested I buy yet another license key, which I certainly did not see any value in doing as UI had already paid for one.

Anyway the system is now reporting that it cannot activate and is telling me I only have a couple of days left.

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Answer:MAC Virtual Machine Windows 7 Activation

Hi Swahull, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You have bought a valid Microsoft Windows 7 licence directly from Microsoft and have the confirmation email & receipt to prove it. If this your situation and the phone support of Microsoft or Microsoft Store are of no help, there's IMO only one reasonable thing to do: contact Microsoft using their Microsoft Community, former Microsoft Answers.

Posting this in right section increases your possiblities to get direct help from MS staff. In your case the correct section would be Microsoft Community: Install, Upgrade and Activate.

As a personal rule of mine I do normally not guide other members to other forums for help but in this case I honestly think it would be your best shot.

Kari

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I have an iMac which is running Win10Pro (non-oem as the original product was Win8 Preview which I eventually upgraded to Win10Pro non-Insider) via Parallels Virtual Machine. I'm buying a barebone system (Intel NUC) soon and, as I need Windows for it and as I don't use the aforementioned Windows via Parallels that much, I'd like to move that Windows to the SSD of my new NUC.

Is this possible? What is the procedure? I've moved Windows between HDs before (via Macrium Reflect cloning) without hiccups but I cannot do that with a virtual machine setup (or can I). Another way to do this I guess would be to create install media (as I don't have one) and then re-install it to the SSD.

Please help!

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I have an iMac which is running Win10Pro (non-oem as the original product was Win8 Preview which I eventually upgraded to Win10Pro non-Insider) via Parallels Virtual Machine. I'm buying a barebone system (Intel NUC) soon and, as I need Windows for it and as I don't use the aforementioned Windows via Parallels that much, I'd like to move that Windows to the SSD of my new NUC.

Is this possible? What is the procedure? I've moved Windows between HDs before (via Macrium Reflect cloning) without hiccups but I cannot do that with a virtual machine setup (or can I). Another way to do this I guess would be to create install media (as I don't have one) and then re-install it to the SSD.

Please help!

Answer:Moving Windows from a Mac Virtual Machine to a PC SSD

You can use macrium with a VM just the same. I went the other way and transferred from laptop to VM running on Fusion on my MBP.

Install Macrium on your VM and create an image to a (non HFS) drive or partition. Make the Macrium recovery USB and boot your NUC from it then restore the image.

Depending on how your VM is set up (BIOS or UEFI) you may find it easier to download Windows 10 install media from MS and install Windows (any version, don't bother to activate it) to the NUC first so the correct partitions are created and then just restore the C drive from the image.

If you link your existing log-on on the VM to a MS account you should be able to transfer the license. At least this worked for me.

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So I want to know if using windows 10 as a clean install in a virtual drive may effect the success of activation windows 10 during an upgrade from windows 7?

I don't want to take any risks but I do feel its needed to try out windows 10 before upgrading. I want to know how much will break on it and what not.

Answer:Can I try out Windows 10 with virtual install without activation issue

Most users haven't had any problems at all so your fears are probably exaggerated but if you do an upgrade and have problems you can always revert to your previous installation within the first 30 days. I believe doing what you are proposing may cause future issues with upgrades but I'm not sure. I certainly wouldn't risk it.

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I have Windows XP Pro on a Boot Camp partition of my Mac Book Pro. I have gone through the arduous process of creating an .iso file and have installed Win7 into a new virtual machine. It is a clean install since there was nothing else there. Now I cannot get past the activation screen, where I re-enter the Product Key, whether the activation check box is filled in or not, I get an error.

Any ideas about 1 - what is the source of the problem?
2 - how to deal with it?

Thanks.

Answer:Student Upgrade on New Virtual Machine - Activation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Henjy


I have Windows XP Pro on a Boot Camp partition of my Mac Book Pro. I have gone through the arduous process of creating an .iso file and have installed Win7 into a new virtual machine. It is a clean install since there was nothing else there. Now I cannot get past the activation screen, where I re-enter the Product Key, whether the activation check box is filled in or not, I get an error.

Any ideas about 1 - what is the source of the problem?
2 - how to deal with it?

Thanks.


Follow this

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp
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Hi,

I have just taken an image of my computer and used Norton Ghost to convert it to a VHD file. After going through a mini-setup type configuration wizard in which I do not have any option to activate Windows or input a valid product key, it leaves me at the logon screen.

My first and main problem is that when I try to log on, it tells me Windows is activated. I used BartPE to overwrite logon.scr with cmd.exe and ran %systemroot%\System32\oobe\msoobe /a. The activation window appeared and told me that my copy of Windows was already activated. I have manually edited the registry as told on Microsoft.com to "deactivate" my copy of Windows to no avail.

As well as this, I was wondering whether it is possible to transfer the domain of my physical computer onto this virtual machine as well. I accept that this is probably not possible as I would assume that the virtual machine would need the exact same hardware as my physical computer, but if it is I would like to know how.

Thanks,

Richard
 

Answer:Activation of Windows XP Professional Image on Virtual PC??

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Okay, so here's the deal:

I built a computer, which left my old one without a hard drive. My mother has an outdated computer we picked up a while ago. After explaining just how outdated it was, I decided to move her hard drive into my old computer. The problem is that after I did that, Windows told me that it needed to be activated again. I called by phone, and the answering service said that my product key had already been used for installation, which makes sense because it was on a different computer...I guess.

So I go to change my product key, which requires the key that came with the computer. This key I entered, and surprise, it said that it's not valid, and the only number it offered for me to call to get a new product key is incorrect.

So what am I supposed to do here exactly? What's the -proper- way to go about getting a new product key from M$?

Note: The computer is SEVERAL years old, so contacting the manufacturer may not be advisable, because I don't know if we're going to be able to find the payment information.

Answer:Moving a hard drive from one computer to the next...activation problem

Your best option is to reinstall XP from scratch and enter a matching unused product key right away during the installation. Moving a system drive into another computer requires a clean installation to work properly anyway, the motherboard and devices are different and if you don't reinstall you'll face stability issues.

An XP Home product key won't work with an XP Pro installation & an OEM product key won't work with a retail installation. If you already have a retail XP CD you can order an additional product key for that version. If XP was preinstalled on the old system (your mother's hard drive) then what you have there is an OEM installation and you can't legally transfer it in another system and reactivate : once it's been installed on a computer it's married to that computer. You'll need to buy a new XP CD (this is a link to the cheaper OEM version, what I said about OEM versions above applies).

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I was reading through a list of tweaks and one suggested that if your system has more than one harddrive performance can be improved by moving the virtual memory to a seperate drive from the operating system. I've tried it, and although the logic sounds convincing I don't notice any benefit.Should this give any boost to performance, and if so is it worthwhile for the average home user?Are there any disadvantages.Thanks

Answer:Does moving the virtual memory improve performanc?

No disadvantages but little obvious advantage without some sort of sensitive benchmarking tool.On a machine with plenty of RAM you probably won't notice much.Having said that, mine is on a secondary hard disk!

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Hello,
I like the virtual desktops you have added in windows 10, but there is one anoying problem for me to use them. I was using virtual desktops in debian where I could switch between the desktops and move application from one to another using shortcuts. I accept the shortcuts Win + D, Win + Ctrl + Left/Right, but I am missing shortcut for moving application from one desktop to another.
Could there be created shortcut (for example Win + Ctrl + Shift + Left/Right) the active window to left/right desktop?
Also it could be nice to create new desktop dynamicaly when application is on the last desktop and shortcut for the move to the right is pressed. And remove the last desktop when last application is moved to the left (or maybe even if it is closed). But the shortcut itself is more important to me.
Thanks

Answer:Shortcut for moving application between virtual desktops

Originally Posted by Tomas Ausberger Hello,
I like the virtual desktops you have added Windows Central isn't run by Microsoft. And I agree. It's a pain having to reach for the mouse each time.

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I'm using Win 7 x64 as a host in Virtual Box.

I installed win 8.1 retail as a guest OS using it's license.

I've had to move the VDI file a few times, ect and now the license say exceeded unlocks or something.

So I called and put the numbers in and it activated.

My question is-I want to install this as my primary OS in a NON virtual environment. I obviously will stop using it in the virtual box but am I out of luck now?

I had no idea moving the VDI and creating a new VM entry was causing it to reactivate or whatever it did. There was no warning, ect.

Has anyone experienced losing a license due to Virtual Box?

Answer:Virtual Box and activation problems exceeded unlock code

Hi Fooey,
You received that message BECAUSE you kept swapping/moving the OS.
Its standard MS operating proceedure to Temporarily block Keys because of this behaviour.
Irrelevant whether its W7/8/10, (primary or Virtual).

NO your not out of luck any Retail key can be moved to any computer.
Roy

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I'm using Win 7 x64 as a host in Virtual Box.

I installed win 8.1 retail as a guest OS using it's license.

I've had to move the VDI file a few times, ect and now the license say exceeded unlocks or something.

So I called and put the numbers in and it activated.

My question is-I want to install this as my primary OS in a NON virtual environment. I obviously will stop using it in the virtual box but am I out of luck now?

I had no idea moving the VDI and creating a new VM entry was causing it to reactivate or whatever it did. There was no warning, ect.

Has anyone experienced losing a license due to Virtual Box?

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I'm using Win 7 x64 as a host in Virtual Box.

I installed win 8.1 retail as a guest OS using it's license.

I've had to move the VDI file a few times, ect and now the license say exceeded unlocks or something.

So I called and put the numbers in and it activated.

My question is-I want to install this as my primary OS in a NON virtual environment. I obviously will stop using it in the virtual box but am I out of luck now?

I had no idea moving the VDI and creating a new VM entry was causing it to reactivate or whatever it did. There was no warning, ect.

Has anyone experienced losing a license due to Virtual Box?

Answer:Virtual Box and activation problems exceeded unlock code

Hi Fooey,
You received that message BECAUSE you kept swapping/moving the OS.
Its standard MS operating proceedure to Temporarily block Keys because of this behaviour.
Irrelevant whether its W7/8/10, (primary or Virtual).

NO your not out of luck any Retail key can be moved to any computer.
Roy

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Okay, so two weeks ago someone put their foot through my Acer laptop screen. Rather than had it fixed, I decided to remove the 2.5 inch hard drive, and transplant it into my HP Pavilion Desktop.

The Acer was running Windows 7 and the desktop Windows Vista. I bought a 2.5inch to 3.5inch hard drive bay converter, removed the 3.5inch HD (4 years old with Vista) and replaced it with the 2.5inch HD (6 months old with Win 7 64 bit).

All the drivers were updated and I had a sparkling new desktop running Windows 7. The laptop carcass was then disposed of.

All well until I found a date ticker saying that I needed to activate the O/S. There was a product code already in the form, so I hit the Activate button. The reply came back that it was not valid. I certainly did not change it from when it was in the laptop.

What can I do? I obviously do not want to pay for a new O/S, since I had bought the Acer laptop with Win 7 and it is still only on one computer.

What are my options? Can anyone assist?

Many thanks,

Hal.

Answer:Activation required after moving hard drive from laptop to desktop

The reason its unactivated is that the late Acer laptop had a factory win7 activated via Acer oem activation- this type of activation is a brew of several components one of them being an oem marker in the bios. When you moved the hard disk to the HP, the bios marker and some other components went missing.

Theres no option other than buying a new license. The Acer license was tied to that computer, its not transferrable. However, since you already have vista, you can buy an Upgrade win7 license which is considerably cheaper than the full retail license. FYI, you can also do a clean install of windows using the upgrade disk.

BTW, that product code is not the product key, hence the error.

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Hi,

I need to be able to create and distribute secure Windows 10 VMWare virtual machines. I will be encrypting and restricting the VM's using Workstation Pro.

I will be providing them to contractors at my company and once they complete their work I need to be able to re-use the activation key and trash the VM they were using.

I am concerned that once the contractor finishes their work, I won't be able to remotely access their VM and manually uninstall the activation key.

Will I be able to simply re-use the key by doing online/phone activation or does anyone have another solution that could work for my scenario?

Thanks in advance,
Sean

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Answer:lenovo edge laptop mode doesn't work. it just goes to stand mode or tent mode

Hi Cynewulf
 
Have you checked the rotation setting
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Help! The last few days have been awful. My computer has been experiencing several problems.

The first is that the internet constantly freezes.
The second is that I get an error message of "Virtual Memory Too Low"
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Any ideas on how to alleviate some of my problems? Any and all help is welcome!

Thanks!
 

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Hi,

I want to use XP mode on Virtual PC but getting error message like ,,your cpu doesn't support virtuliziation,, Really, need your help. I run Windows 7 x64 bit Ultimate edition

Answer:XP mode and Virtual PC

hi,

You can try vmware workstation but it's not free. However, you should make a search for a special patch to allow Virtula Pc to run Xp mode on laptop with Cpu that doesn't support virtualization. I had the same issue on my a500 getting error ,,your hardware doesn't support virtualization. I found this patch and can run it, now:

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1606/xpmode.jpg

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Question: XP mode virtual pc

I have just installed the XP mode/virtual pc onto my machine HP (2540p) and it seems to work ok,a question i need answering if you please.
The M$ site says i should install anti virus/malware and firewall because the suite i have in Win 7 does not protect the virtual pc.
When i download via the virtual pc will that download be into said virtual pc or go into my normal Win 7.It seems,according to M$,that i need antivirus/malware and firewall because my Win 7 suite will not protect the virtual enviroment.
Again when i install the software off the dvd via the virtual pc will it go there and not the Win 7

Answer:XP mode virtual pc

Think of it as a separate PC accessed from your windows 7 PC.
This separate PC needs all the protection you would have applied to a XP PC.
Otherwise it can be taken over by virus and malware
If malware gets into your XP mode of course it then has access to the hard drive and get infect windows 7 as well.
Any data you download on this PC will use storage space on the hard drive of your machine programs will have entries in the XP registry not the windows 7 registry and therefore often cannot be used in windows 7 only XP mode.

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I installed this in my Win 7 yesterday just to take a look really as I already have a working XP in VMWare, but since doing so the system seems very sluggish, slow to fire up, leisurely loading of apps and so on. I've got 3GB RAM and only 50% disk utilisation, and Task Manager doesn't indicate that memory is overloaded at all but I'm very likely to dump it pro tem if this continues as previously the system was very responsive.

Has any other XP Mode user experienced any slowdown after installing it?
 

Answer:MS Virtual PC and XP Mode

Earthling said:





I installed this in my Win 7 yesterday just to take a look really as I already have a working XP in VMWare, but since doing so the system seems very sluggish, slow to fire up, leisurely loading of apps and so on. I've got 3GB RAM and only 50% disk utilisation, and Task Manager doesn't indicate that memory is overloaded at all but I'm very likely to dump it pro tem if this continues as previously the system was very responsive.

Has any other XP Mode user experienced any slowdown after installing it?Click to expand...

I have Win7 too and installed XPMode without problem, you mean your computer being slower since you installed or when you run the VM.
 

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As in,when dealing with computer hardware,what is a virtual mode?

Answer:What is Virtual Mode

virtual modehttp://tinyurl.com/4res44rhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtua...http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtuali...

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Question: Virtual PC XP mode

I have virtual XP mode installed and for some reason when I start it now it is asking me for a user name and password. I have never set a password or user name for it.
Can anyone suggest how to over come this?
Thanks

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Question: Virtual PC/XP Mode

I installed Virtual PC/XP mode to run Visual Basic which doesn't work at all in Windows 7 and it works great to run VB except I don't have permission to access my real "C" drive from the virtual pc mode, I have to save to the "fake" C image file that runs Virtual PC and the only way I found to transfer files from Virtual PC mode to Windows 7 is to upload them to the internet in Virtual PC and then redownload them in Windows 7.

Surely there must be a setting to allow me to write to my real C drive from Virtual PC, I can see it from Virtual PC (Listed as a network drive called "C on PC) except I don't have write permission, how to I allow writing to my C drive from Virtual PC?

Thanks

Answer:Virtual PC/XP Mode

OK If I allow full permissions on my C drive it works but I don't wan't people on the real network to be able to access my C drive, so how do I make my C accessible only to the Virtual PC and not to others on the real network?

Thanks

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I know little about PC's and have only just discovered I can run Windows XP on a virtual machine in Windows 7 . Are there any limitations to this , or can I just install all my XP software , antivirus , and drivers , as with a normal XP operating system ?

Answer:Win 7 Virtual XP Mode

Hopefully you have W7 Professional or Ultimate as I believe Virtual PC is only included in these versions.
If so then yes you can install all your applications in the Virtual Machine

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Question: Virtual XP Mode

Everything was working great until I updated. Then got a message that said, "that my XP mode could not be restored because of either host processor type mismatch or lack of hardware-assisted virtualization support in the system." I restored the system to prior update, but I still get the same message. Any ideas?

Answer:Virtual XP Mode

Have a look at this it may help.

Error message about hardware-assisted virtualization for Windows XP Mode in Windows Virtual PC on a computer that is running Windows 7

Try enabling virtualization in the bios to see if it solves it.

Sorry if this is no help.

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while on battery mode windows suddenly goes to sleep mode.Please help
Attaching Energy-report.html File but cant understand it.

Answer:Sudden sleep mode activation

How do you have your Power Settings set up?

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hello, i have a Tecra 550Cdt using windows 98se, i would like to activate the DMA mode for my harddisc drive, if i enable DMA, after rebooting windows it stops showing the windows bootup logo. I have to stop the laptop with the power button. In that instance i can hear a distinct click from the harddrive.

I am using the standard disc controller driver 5-5-98 from microsoft and changing to the Toshiba extended IDE controller driver 6-5-98 only helps to activate the DMA mode for the CD rom, but not for the hard disc.

I Have done a long search on other forums and there are some other people experiencing the exact same problem. I have verified the pinout the IDE ribbon connector cable (PCB FAL2H0 HDD Flex Cable Conn. B36080141012) and the IDE HD pin no. 21, DMARQ is not connected to the motherboard.

Could this be a design problem? Is There a software workaround or is a modification of the connector possible?

Answer:Tecra 550cdt DMA mode activation

Hello Florian

As far as I know this unit is about 8 years old, delivered with Windows 95. Every notebook is designed and preinstalled to work well and stabile. The hardware infrastructure and preinstalled software must work ?harmonic?. As far as I know every setting in software and OS are configured to work without any problems. So much about design problem.

Back to your question: as far as I know if you want to use DMA (faster information transfer) mode the chipset and OS must support this. I believe that in your case the notebook hardware don?t support that. Please be sure that the right chipset driver is installed. That?s all.

In my opinion you expect a little bit too much from this ?oldie?. ;)

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There are times when sleep mode is not activated (control panel / power options / power saver / change plan settings / time out settings for "turn off display" or "put computer to sleep").

Recently I saw that a notification of Windows Update was raised and that stopped the computer from going to sleep. What other events can cause the computer to be delayed from this great power saving feature? I usually run about 110 watts on my desktop, but in sleep mode I only use 3.5 watts.

How can these interruptions to going to sleep be identified and quieted, so that "we" go to sleep consistently?

Thanks,

Answer:inconsistent sleep mode activation

See this: Find out what program is interrupting Windows Sleep mode - CNET

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New system: Asus P8Z68-V, i7-2600K, Windows Pro 64-bit, Norton 360

Every time I try to download XP mode, I get:
"Windows validation required"
Then it goes to "Downloads Windows Activation Update."
It runs the update and says the system is already updated
It returns to "Windows validation required." Again and again.

I have tried Firefox and IE8. Same problem with both.
I just moved from Home Premium to Pro. I'm annoyed big time.

What's the solution?

Answer:XP Mode Activation Update Problem

This is probably the fault of Norton - it may be disabling the background validation.
First try resetting your IE Security settings to default, and rebooting - then if still not successful, try validating Windows at www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate and see what happens - you may be pointed towards the Diagnostics page www.microsoft.com/genuine/diag which can tell you what's going wrong a lot of the time, otherwise post back with details of what happens, and an MGADiag report.

(and yes - I do realise that it's an old thread, but since no-one has responded, it may help others in similar situauions, even if the OP has fixed the problem)

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Hi GuysCan any body help out !I need to take my PC in and out of safe mode and have forgot the code to enter from the start - run pop upsAny Idea's

Answer:Safe mode - activation and deactivation

F8

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My XP is activated but won't boot. Error message says "You can't log on until you activate Windows." Yet when I go forward, it tells me my Windows has already been activated. In trying to get to Safe Mode by using F8, I cannot get it to boot at all. Very Frustrating.
Any ideas?

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I use a VPN service. Configure for Windows 7 with no changes to my router(Uverse) I have no issues connecting. However I am trying to use the same VPN connection on the Virtual XP window with-in windows 7 and I am unable to connect in that world. I keep getting a "error 619". I can connect to the internet so I do have a network connection. I also turned off the firewall in the XPmode thinking that was the issue and no changes. I thought I needed to open the ports in the Uverse router but that did not help either.

The main ports my VPN uses is 1273 and 47

So If I Connect in windows 7 it works I disconnect it and open virtual xp. That is where the problem is....

Any ideas Seven Folks?

fschris

Answer:VPN in windows 7 using Virtual XP mode.

I'm pretty sure Virtual XP automatically configures the network connection to use NAT.
Set up your Virtual XP machine (in Virtual PC interface) to use a bridged network adapter.

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Question: Virtual Safe Mode

Probably a long shot as I'm getting to the stage where I think I might have to buy a new PC; but ....

Anyone got any suggestions as to why my PC seems to think it is in Safe Mode, when it clearly is not? And better still any suggestions to correct it?

If I try to install certain applications I get "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation.". If I try 'run as', and elect to run as 'owner' (which should make no difference because I'm logged in as 'owner' anyway !) I get a different message, "this service cannot be started in safe mode".

Since a) I am the admin and I haven't set policies, and b) it isn't in Safe Mode, this is a little confusing.

If I run Computer Management and try to start Windows Installer, then once again it moans about being in Safe Mode. I have tried a few suggestions from the Net which claimed to allow installer to start in Safe Mode, but they didn't help any.

Any suggestions welcome.
 

Answer:Virtual Safe Mode

The situation has been made considerably more urgent by the fact that I have just paid for two years updates on my firewall/anti-virus applications, and the moment I try to install the update, the PC refuses to let me.

Does no one know where the PC looks to check if it is running in Safe Mode, and which can be corrected ?
 

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Microsoft will be downloading W10 Professional on my PC because I current use that version of W7.
I no longer need Virtual PC & XP Mode so shall I be able to remove it completely when I get W10? I assume they will be on my version? Perhaps not?

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I am currently testing Windows 7 on a seperate drive and I want to install win7 Virtual XP Mode. Now i have checked my processor and it is capable of virtualisation technology but I can't find a setting on my AM2 motherboard BIOS which I thought would be capable as it's not to old. I have tried emailing abit but have got no response thus far. Anyone know of another way to tell if my motherboard supports this VT mode.

System:

Processor
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5400+

System BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG
Mainboard : AN9 32X series(C51XE-MCP55XE)
Total Memory : 3GB DDR2-SDRAM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
 

Answer:Windows 7 & Virtual XP Mode

Source; Paul Thurrott's Windows Weekly podcast.

All modern AMD processors support virtualization.
Strangely enough though, NOT all Intel processors support it.

So you should be good to go. I don't think there are any specific settings. Like SSE2 instructions for example, it just supports it or not.
 

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Because of an old dos based program that I use at work I still need to use XP mode to get a command prompt.

I use Virtual PC, XP mode.

This works fine except that the cmd window only runs in a small window.

I have tried going to options and run it as full screen and when clicking OK it does ask if I want to apply this to this window only or future windows.

This all seems normal but the window does not change.

When going back into options the display options is still at "window", like it is not applying the change.

Any ideas?

Thanks

James
 

Answer:Win7 using Virtual PC XP mode CMD

Which version of Windows are you using?
 

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I have Win7 premium 64 bit OS. I have a few old windows programs which cannot load in this OS, so I've downloaded Virtual PC and XP mode from Windows and installed them. The programs can be installed and run fine this way, except for printing.

Because I have an old printer which uses a parallel cable, but my motherboard does not have a parallel port, I have a Rosewill PCI parallel card. I previously ran Win XP this way and printing was fine. (And, BTW, I am printing this way through Win7 now.)

In XP mode I have installed the Rosewill drivers. The device appears in device manager and is reportedly working normally. It is set to LPT1. The printer was installed without problems. It is listed as the default printer, and it says it is on LPT1. Printing even a test page does nothing.

So, how do I get this to work? Can anyone think of anything else I can try?

TIA.

SMK

Answer:Printing from Virtual PC XP mode

Does the Windows XP VM see the printer? It just doesn't print?

Your Windows XP VM will also require the printer drivers.

Can you not just copy over the files to the Windows 7 side and print?

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My technet subscription indicates Virtual PC & XP Mode details as follows:

File Name: mu_windows_virtual_pc_x64_435190.msu
File Name: en_windows_xp_mode_x86_x64_439180.exe

Date Posted (UTC): 10/7/2009 9:25:20 AM
 

Answer:Virtual PC/XP Mode new release?

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Download-Windows-XP-Mode-RTM-via-MSDN-and-TechNet-123756.shtml
 

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Because of an old dos based program that I use at work I still need to use XP mode to get a command prompt.

I use Virtual PC, XP mode.

This works fine except that the cmd window only runs in a small window.

I have tried going to options and run it as full screen and when clicking OK it does ask if I want to apply this to this window only or future windows.

This all seems normal but the window does not change.

When going back into options the display options is still at "window", like it is not applying the change.

Any ideas?



Thanks

James
 

Answer:Win7 using Virtual PC XP mode CMD

I did this a few weeks ago on a Win 7 computer. It says it works for XP, though I don't know about a virtual XP
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/1998...dows-command-prompt-wider/?PageSpeed=noscript
 

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I have a Pavilion p7-1226s desktop computer.  I am trying to install Virtual PC and XP Mode on the computer.  I was runing Windows 7 Home version.  When I tried to install the Virtual PC, I got an error "will bit work with Windows 7 home, need 7 Pro"  I upgraded to 7 Pro and now I get an message "the update is not applicable to your computer". What does this mean and where do I go from here?  

Answer:Win 7 Prof 64, Virtual PC, XP Mode

Most of what I could find on  Windows 7 and virtual WinXP is fairly old.  It might not be possible anymore as Windows has moved on.  I had done what you are asking several years ago and Microsoft had to give permission thru the interface for the WinXP to be downloaded into the virtual environment.  It might be possible with VMWare but you would need a WinXP install media  of some sort to get it into the virtual environment.BTW: the implimantation needs the hosting PC to turn on "virtualization"

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I got  a ThinkPad R61i, which is about 16 month old. I ran the Microsoft tool to check if it supports Virtualization and it displayed a message it does not. Is there a way to mod the BIOS or update it to enable the ability to run XP Mode and Virtual PC. I am running now Win 7 Pro x 64

Answer:Running XP Mode & Virtual PC

which CPU are you on? The Santa Rosa chipset with T7xxx, P8xxx and T9xxx would support virtualisation. But not the 5xxx series CPU. 

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I've installed XP Mode but i'm trying to find out if this is actually detremental to my SSD. Can anyone comment on SSD's running Virtual Machines (XP Mode) in Windows 7? I dont want to suddenly increase the writes to my SSD and shorten it's life span.





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Answer:XP Mode Virtual Machine on SSD?

I am trying to do the same thing. I have a SSD as my boot C: drive, and a 500GB D: drive.I went to the Microsoft site and downloaded the virtual client and the XP image ... it allowed me to install on the D: drive.Problem is that it did not put anything in the Start menu.I will play with it .. and post if I find a away to get it working.

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Ok, i'm being kind of a baby about this but when you find something that works and you like it, why change.

I just installed Windows 7 on my computer. I want to put my Roxio Easy CD&DVD Creator 6 on my computer because its the best program for burning ... it has the creator classic. Microsofts website says to download the Windows XP & Virtual PC Mode and I will be able to run it.

Has anyone done this????
 

Answer:Windows XP & Virtual PC Mode

You need to have Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate, and then you can download XP Mode.
 

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I have new Acer AMD Phenom II 2.8 Mhz bought Early Nov 2010
I installed Virtual PC and XP Mode then loaded a Lotus 123 Millenium CD with Approach databases which I have used for years in various home PCs
First installation of Approach databases worked like a charm from seamless desktop icons.
After 2 weeks, at start-up Desktop Approach application icons were Grayed out and inoperative. I uninstalled re-installed - no-way, I have been unable to restart the application and lost my files????
Virus protection by Norton seems to be clean.

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Dear Forum, While my keyboard disables automatically as soon as I rotate the display beyond 180 degrees, I have had some issues when rotating the display back into laptop mode. It seems clear that this is not a hardware problem - as I can enable the keyboard simply by putting the computer to sleep and starting it up again (in laptop mode), without modifying the position of the screen. Does anybody else have similar issues, and do you know how to fix it?













Solved!

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Answer:Yoga 13. Keyboad activation in laptop mode.

hi CBM,
 
Your problem might be similar to this thread.
 
Can you try the solution that is to disable this service called "ymc" or Yoga Mode Control by doing the following:
1. Press Windows+R > type services.msc and press enter
2. On the list of services, scroll down to ymc, right click > properties > click Stop > set Startup Type to Disabled
3. Try to re-create the issue and observe if the problem reoccurs.
 
 
Let me know your findings,
neokenchi

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Question
Activation of some services in Safe Mode Windows 10 x64.

Dear Lady/Gentleman,

Kindly I ask your attention.

I had some hardware issue, what resulted in software issues too.
I bought a new Windows 10 version and new hardware, the graphic card still has to exchanged. That's why I'm still busy at Safe Mode.
So that I can go online, to find answers and whatever.
I managed to activate Sound, without the system shutting down

http://www.hawkdive.com/2015/03/how-to-enable-sound-in-safe-mode.html


It works well, for so long as the Sound isn't the issue. The Sound is onboard, no extra Sound card installed.
What I would like to do is the next:
- Expand Safe Mode options at the Windows Start Manager Menu;
- Expand Safe Mode options, when already started in Safe Mode.
When Safe Mode is started, it's no garanty that everything is functioning well on Windows.
It could be that somebody need to use Safe Mode, whatever the reason is, lets say hardware testing, aso.
What could mean, it will be possible to de-install hardware drivers.
That will not be always possible. Strange, isn't it?

And what irritates, is that Edge isn't usable in Safe Mode and tries to force to use Edge, to do some actions on Windows 10 that need to be done. I fortunately had installed different browsers, so I could go online. But when I have to go online by a program
or whatever, than it will not be associated with the nother browser by default.

Could it be possible tot set anothe... Read more

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Just purchased new 64 bit desktop with Windows 7 os and need to run older 32 bit applications.
Have found help files and discussions about installing Win Virtual PC and XP mode to run these apps.
Would like to verify Virtual PC and XP mode will run on this machine and confirm installation process.
Any help would be appreciated.
Directions for install that I found.
Install Windows6.1-KB958559-x64
Restart pc
Install WindowsXPMode_en-us

Desktop specs
Inspiron 3650
Service 2P028M2
I7-6700 Processor (8M cache, 4 GHz)
16GB & 2 TB hd

Answer:Using Virtual PC and XP mode on new 64bit desktop pc.

Have you tried running them in Compatibility Mode for Win XP, rather than messing with Virtual PC?
Don't know how you plan to load those apps (eg from CD/DVD or download), but find the installer.exe or setup.exe (whatever it's named) for the app and right-click its filename or icon. Select Properties and then click Compatibility tab. Set it to Win XP and then run the installer.
After it installs, you may have to right-click the icon for the actual app itself and set its Compatibility Mode to XP too.
And remove your Service Tag from your post ASAP. You should treat the Service Tag as confidential and never post it in an open forum like this.

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I have a new DELL 8500 with Windows 7 Pro. I have downloaded and installed the XP Mode. I can open the virtual machine and do some things there, but am unable to get the networking straight. I've searched and read *many* threads in this and other forums on this site, but am unable to resolve my problem.

I have another computer running XP Pro. I can connect the Win7 and the XP Pro computer, share files, map remote drives, and just about anything I want to do. My problem comes when I try to do similar things with the virtual machine in XP mode. I've tried a number of settings and gotten only partial success by having both real computers in HOME mode, going to the settings page on the Virtual XP and setting up two adapter connections:
adapter 1: Shared Networking (NAT)
adapter 2: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.

When I open the virtual XP Mode window, I can *sometimes* drill down to looking at Workgroup in microsoft windows network in Entire network and see the virtual machine and my XP pro machine in the workgroup. At other times I get a message that says "the list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available". On at least one occasion, Workgroup displayed the virtual machine and my XP Pro machine. When that happened, I was able to do a "map network drive" and get the drives mounted into the virtual computer. Those mapped drives seem to get remembered, and I can open them and use them just as if they are part of the drive structu... Read more

Answer:Map network drive in Virtual XP Mode

I have a little more info, and a partial solution -- but it is still not working right. It turns out that all of the shared drives on my WIN7 computer show up in the virtual machine in the category "other". I can do a "map network drive" and select them. They are not part of WORKGROUP in MS windows network, but are part of MS terminal services. For instance, my WIN7 drive D: is listed as \\tsclient\D and I can use that to do the mapping in the virtual system.

I am still getting error messages at attempting to access WORKGROUP.

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Since the last Microsoft update my Virtual XP Mode will not integrate my applications and hence allow me to use it. It comes up with a message to shut it down & try again. However, the task bar functions only allow you to hibernate it - which doesn't shut it down. Microsoft Virtual XP Help pages tell you to use CTL+ALT+END - but this doesn't work.
I'd be grateful to here from anyone with a suggestion as to how to shut it down as opposed to just hibernate Virtual XP Mode.
Thanks
Tallboy

Answer:Shutting down Virtual XP Mode in Windows 7

Stop Virtual PC process (vpc.exe) from Task Manager > Processes, it might be better to reinstall XP Mode which will hopefully sort out your problems.

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I am running XP mode virtually under 7 & have yellow exclamation marked "Other devices" "Virtual PC Integration Device" showing in device manager. Could this be my graphics card?

Answer:Virtual XP Mode Unknown Device

Credit Kari @ Sevenforums for the following (Reply #3): http://www.sevenforums.com/virtualization/87349-virtual-pc-integration-device-missing.html>>It is completely normal, not a problem. There are no drivers to this Virtual PC Integration Device.When you boot a Virtual PC machine, your host (Windows 7) thinks you are creating a Remote Desktop Connection. Some really confusing terminology: You use a Client computer (host machine, Windows 7) to connect to a remote Host computer (virtual guest machine, XP Mode). For these two computers / machines to be able to communicate, Windows creates a so called VPC Bus (Virtual PC Host Bus Service) between the two computers, in your case between the Windows 7 and XP Mode.Each time these buses are created, they can be seen in virtual machine's Device Manager. They need to be there, but because they are not device drivers per se, you'll see the exclamation marks. Let them just stay there, don't try to remove and / or disable them.If you right click one of these Virtual PC Integration Devices and choose Properties from context menu, you will see that the Device Status is "This device is working properly".More about remote Desktop Connection: open the Windows Help & Support, type Remote Desktop to search field and hit Enter. Choose Remote Desktop Connection: frequently asked questions. <<

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I have Win7 RTM loaded and just upgraded my PC (New CPU and Board) and want to blow my system away and reload. Does anybody know if you can just copy the "Windows XP Mode" folder from C:\Program Files and not have to reinstall XP Mode? I don't want to have to reload everything in Virtual XP if I can just save a few folders and put them back after I reload 7.
 

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Is this possible? Thanks for any information!

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So, I've got a new Dell M4800 laptop with the 500GB "Hybrid" drive w7/64.  I don't know if it has ANYTHING to do with anything, but...
The other day I walked away from it for about an hour and came back and it was frozen.  I still had mouse control.  Couldn't open any new programs or close anything, no task manager.
Tried for about 10 minutes to get it to do something useful, but it was just stuck.  Ended up having to hard reset it.
 
After rebooting, I checked the Event Viewer and saw the last thing running was Disk Defrag.
 
Now, possibly unrelated, but maybe not, I just tried running my XP mode and it won't load.  I checked the directory, and the VHD file is 0 kb.  From what I understand, I think it's gone.
There's still an XP mode saved state (last hibernation) file .VSV, but I don't think that will help me.
 
So, can anybody tell me if they believe Disk Defrag could have bombed because of a hybrid drive?  Is this something to worry about?
Is it likely that Disk Defrag is the culprit in losing the XP mode VHD?  And is it really gone? 
 
Why is Disk Defrag running automatically anyway?  Is this a default Windows setting or something that Dell may have setup on the machine?
 
Thanks everyone.
 
 

Answer:Defrag, Hybrid HD, Virtual PC (XP Mode)

Windows xp mode and disk defrag are both heavy loads on a computer. So running both can make a system crawl or crash. Disk defragmenter is set to a schedule to run by default automatically. Here's instructions to turn it off/on or schedule...http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3292-disk-defragmenter-schedule-turn-off.html
As far as your wisndows xp VHD file it does sound like it's toast. From the windows start button | all files | Windows virtual pc | windows virtual pc. In there is where you create or delete the VM's. Just select the VM in there if there is one and delete it. Then you can try going back to Windows xp mode and see if it rebuilds the default xp. Be aware though by default windows xp mode only uses 256mb of ram. You can customize it aftwards for better performance and give it 1024mb if your system has enough ram to allocate to it.
Moreover, if you are installing drivers, programs etc into windows xp it is wise to enable the "undo disk" feature. Inside Windows Virtual pc management you select the VM and go to the properties. In there you can change all the settings. Undo disk is a powerful feature as you have a choice to update or delete your changes. Get a virus, install a malware, browser gets hijacked? No problem just delete the changes and you are back to a clean VM from your last save.

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I would like to be able to do a full system backup, to include XP Mode on my Dell laptop running Windows 7 Professional with Virtual PC and XP Mode.

EaseUS support (re my enquiry about EaseUS Todo Backup) tell me that their "product will backup all the data on your system and boot partition when doing system backup. If the Virtual PC is on your system partition, our product will back them up together".

I don't know if Virtual PC is on my system partition, or where else it could be. And I just cannot grasp the concept of a Virtual PC.

Does the EaseUS support reply mean that, if I make a system backup of Windows 7, the program will at the same time back up (and subsequently will it restore?) the Virtual PC and full XP Mode - ie OS, programs and data?

Alternatively, if I have to clone my Windows 7 hard drive and subsequently restore from the clone, would that also restore the Virtual PC and XP Mode ??

Would appreciate some simple explanation. Thanks!
Dell XPS 13
500 Gb 4 Gb RAM
Windows 7 Pro - Virtual PC & XP Mode
WD External 1Tb Hard Drive
 

Answer:Solved: Back up XP Mode on Virtual PC ?

Virtual pc is an emualtor prrgram that emulates
the basic hardware of a PC.
It is used to load an image file that contains your XP mode installation.
Virual PC is just a program like any other program on your computer
and the XP mode installation is just a file.
When you backup your drive,it backs up all the data,
including programs and files,so XP mode will be backed up also.
Everything that is in the original backup image will be restored
when the drive is restored.

Simple answer,yes,it will also backup and restore XP mode.
 

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Hi all,

I have win7 pro and virtual pc wint 7 V6.1 build 7600 and up until yesterday it was fantastic.

I used to launch the virtual pc XPMuser and up comes xp as expected. No worries.

Today it now prompts me with a box befre it goes into xp headed 'windows security' "enter your credentials"

It has never done this before. If i hit cancel it starts xp mode ,but then xp wants a user name and password too. I put in a blank one and i can continue into xp mode.

the big issue i have is that none of the hard drives are mapped - in other words i cannot see an entry like 'C: on therealpc' any more. The only entries are local drive C and of course I have no files there.

I have been into settings, integration fetures and drives is selected. I have unchecked it, restarted and then rechecked and restarted - same. nothing.

I'm at my wits end

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

oh, and apart from using it like I normally do, nothing has changed from my end.
 

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I got a Canon Printer which have no Vista support from official site which I wish to use it in W7. I know it's an old AIO printer but sometimes the scanner comes in handy, but problem is I only get hold of XP driver for it. I tried installed the Virtual XP mode beta and I try to setup my printer, but my driver setup won't go through, it said it can't detect my printer.

So just want to ask is it actually possible to install XP-only device in Virtual XP mode so I can use the device in W7 environment ? I didn't use much of Virtual PC so I am not quite sure. Thanks for any help !

Answer:XP-only driver/device in Virtual XP Mode ? Possible ?

Tell me the name of the driver file and let's see if we can force an install in Win7/Vista. Better yet, just send it to me.

I am new to vmachines, but it seems reasonable that the vmachine cannot use a device that the host cannot attach.

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I have repeatedly installed and uninstalled the 2 bits of software. I have installed in a clean boot, without any firewalls or virus protection and as administrator and always end up in the same way. I have run the havdetectiontool with a clean bill of health
When the loading of the software is complete and I am invited to exit setup or start XP mode, choosing start Xp results in a blue screen and a mini dump.
I had it running correctly previously, but had to reinstall Windows 7 Pro since which it will not function. I have only noticed that when first installed the menu offered run for the first time option and signalled "success on completion. It does not
offer the option now.

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Is There A Vista Mode For The Windows 7 Virtual PC. I Know There Is Only XP Mode For Windows 7 Virtual PC But Is There Vista Mode.

Running 64 Bit Windows 7.

Answer:Vista Mode For Windows 7 Virtual PC?

Hi and welcome to TSF not as far as I know xp mode is the only one,there is a compatibility mode

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so i start up windows XP in the windows 7 XP mode virtual machine and it gives me the following Dump, it's happened twice now and both dumps are attached. any help is greatly appreciated =)

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Hello.I have reached the conclusion that I need to format my laptop: acer travelmate 2414wlmi.and reinstall windows xp, however I am not sure if this is possible as the os does not load in either normal mode or safe mode.I picked up a virus a few days ago that redirected me repeatedly to *Blocked Russian URL*, a problem I've seen that others have had. But now that I have access to an external hard drive to save my work, windows does not get past the welcome screen in normal mode, and is only usable for about a second in safe mode. Is there anything I can do to save my work?Any help would be great. ThanksEd

Answer:Windows does not load in safe mode or normal mode. Need to save work and format.

Depending on the type of hard drive you have you can use one of these adapters to connect to a friends computer and get your data off.  If you do make sure your friend runs a scan on your drive before removing any data.Good luck!Alan <><  [attachment deleted by admin]

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PLEASE HELP!
My internet will not work in regular mode, only safe mode with networking. My trading platform works perfectly in regular mode so I know my connection is ok. I have done HijackThis and have come up with this report..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:19:52 PM, on 10/10/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Big Wayne\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Canon Camera Access Library 8 (CCALib8) - Canon Inc. - C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Internet Security Password Validation (ccISPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPwdSvc.exe
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Answer:[SOLVED] Internet explorer will not work in regular mode, only safe mode w/networking

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Originally Posted by wleger2981


PLEASE HELP!
My internet will not work in regular mode, only safe mode with networking. My Norton is out of date as well, but as soon as I get back up and running I will install a newer version..ANy help on this matter is greatly appreciated..




Please do not post your Hijack this logs here. Due to Forum Rules we cannot assist in malware removal here. Have you tried a different browser (Chrome, Firefox etc)? When you say IE only works in Safe Mode with Networking, Do you mean you boot the computer normally and use IE (safe mode) or are you booting the computer into Safe Mode with Networking? In other words you can't boot normally?
If you feel you are infected, please click on the Virus/Trojan link in my signature and post there for more help.

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Answer:Windows Xp Home, After Sp2, Safe Mode Doesn't Work, Normal Mode's Fine?

Try running Ewido online scan and post the results overhere.

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I had run my Anti-Virus (Avast ) and it found nothing,
I just now opened it (in safe mode) to obtain the official name/version and found it to display a large red banner declaring I am unprotected and the Avast service turned off.
None of those controls on that panel work 
 
Am assuming some infection did this as I did not turn it off!
When I clicked Scan it displays "Unable to start scan. There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper"
 
This is an Asus G73JW Laptop
Windows 7 SP1
I use
Avast Internet Security
Spybot S&D
CCleaner
 
Any Idea as to what I have run into here?
 
Thanks,
 
 
 

Answer:Fine in Safe mode, but in normal mode, icons and Startmenu don't work

Have you performed a System Restore recently?
 
Download your version of Avast, but don't install it yet.
 
With the computer offline use the Avast uninstall utility to uninstall your current installation.
 
Once you have uninstalled the old version, install the version you downloaded.

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Answer:Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work

can you revert to an old save point in system restore?
 

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Hi!

My 4-year old Gateway laptop (running Windows Vista Home Premium) just froze last night. Tried restarting it, and every time I get to the Windows icon I get a frozen mouse on the login screen or a blank screen. Sometimes, it makes a sound like someone is pressing one key on the keyboard with the Windows icon in the background. When I shut down and restart in safe mode, I am able to use both mouse and keypad. I am able to login in safe mode and safe mode with command prompt, but not safe mode with networking (same result as starting in normal mode).

I have used the install cd, and tried all of the options on the repair menu. Nothing has helped - neither startup repair, nor system restore. No memory errors were detected, either.

Acc. to the system restore menu, the last windows update was early last week (and I have been to use the computer without any issues until late last night). Also, I have McAfee AV, and it ran without detecting any issues 24-hours before the problems began.

Any ideas on what I should try to fix this problem, other than reformating the harddisk? I am not very tech-savvy, so if you want more info, I'd appreciate you walking me through the process. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Mouse and keypad frozen in normal mode, but work in safe mode

Hi Horan. Welcome to TSF!

Since you are able to boot into SAFE MODE with COMMAND PROMPT, do that and then at the prompt type "sfc /scannow" (without the quotation marks) and let it run. After it completes that, make a note of any messages and then reboot your system and see if that helps.

Also, what happens when you just use the touchpad and don't plug in a mouse? Any difference or does it still lock up?

Good day!

Mike

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Answer:Internet Explorer will work in Safe Mode with Networking but not in normal mode

what firewall do you have

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Phenomena: accidentally disabled the display adapter and after the XP loading screen you get nothing. Dead monitor. Safe mode hangs each time and "VGA Mode" does nothing different.

Solution: Here is Spikes original solution (thanks Spike) with a note for step 5. Also beware of "found new hardware" wizard etc popping up at system startup interfereing with these instructions. I recommend pressing alt-f4 a few times after startup to make sure any startup programs get closed and then doing these instructions. Good Luck.

Log in. If you log in automatically, all well and good. if not...

1, use the up and down arrow keys to go to your user, and hit enter to select. if you normally have to enter a password, then do it now, and hit enter again.

2, press and hold the windows key, and tap 'R' (this is the keyboard shortcut to the run box)

3, type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and hit Enter (this opens device manager)

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Answer:Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work

The shortcut keys in Device Manager apply only to English OS, of course.
 

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Answer:how does activation work?

Hello Kingturbofox,

If you have a retail copy of Windows 8, then you will be able to install and activate it with no problem on the new computer.

If it doesn't activate online as usual, then you could activate by phone instead.

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Hey,

So, if i install Windows 10 on a flash drive from my PC and then install it on another. Can I use my activation key to activate Windows again?

Answer:Will my activation key work on another PC?

Installing more than one copy of Windows with one license violates the EULA and is pirating.

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I heard Windows 10 upgrade from 8.1 doesn't give you a retail key.

Answer:Will activation work?

Swapping disks is perfectly ok. Activation should be automatic as MS's record is keyed to your MBO.

You don't have to clean install, you can use disk imaging to move everything from one disk to another.

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AHCI vs IDE - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

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Answer:Will my activation key work on another PC?

Installing more than one copy of Windows with one license violates the EULA and is pirating.

This tutorial contains information about moving your license/activation from one computer to another:
Activation Troubleshooter - Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Please post the exact warning. It should mention a particular App.

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Edit (changed title from "lenovo engineers please read this" to improve search relevance for other customers)

Answer:Trackpoint moving while in tablet mode X230T

FinancialWar,
 
Thanks for the feedback - we did this on the Twist, but as far as I'm aware, we haven't needed to do this on other models.   I'm retitling this X230T - which model do you actually have?
 
Your post suggests this is an issue for X200t, X201t, X220t, X230t and so I'd like to understand is this a logical extrapolation as the mechanical design is similar, or if you have personally experienced this symptom on all 4 models?
 
It would be helpful if other customers commented so we can see how common this might be.
 
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Answer:Stuck w/Windows Product Activation or Safe mode!

Is it possible for you take the option to activate over the phone? If you can it does not take long and the phone number is an 0800 one.

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Alright,

I have a big problem... I've installed windows XP and once the Windows page loads, it asks me right away to activate windows before starting a session... So I can't get into a session... The only option I have is to reboot or shut down. Now, I've tried pressing F8 and CTRL ALT DEL and also CTRL F11 while rebooting and nothing will get me to safe mode.. What can I do? My goal is to re-install Windows but how will I be able to do that without safe mode?...
 

Answer:Windows XP activation loop + cannot access safe mode... HELP

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Answer:No booting modes (Safe Mode, Normal Mode, etc.) work!...

If you have a Windows XP CD you may be able to fix it. For details see: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx

Good luck.
 

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Answer:BSOD 8E while booting into normal mode, Safe mode fine. Disable automatic restart doesnt work.

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Answer:Problem with Virtual XP Mode after hardware upgrade...

Solved it with an XP system restore!
 
Hadn't thought about that in the context of a virtual machine.

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Also, the Windows 7 host machine's internet is working fine.

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Answer:XP Mode virtual machine cannot access internet

If available, run system restore in XP using a point where Internet worked.

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Answer:Yoga 2 11. Virtual keyboard in Tablet mode

Dear Robyot
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Do you have a restore point already created so that you can restore your machine to this latest restore point ?
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hi.
I am back with W7 after an excursion to W10, that had too many annoyances and needs some TLC from MS.

Anyway, upon my return I find that I cannot access the internet (BT) my BTHUB3 states that it is connected, all the settings I check all seem to be correct. I can connect from the same PC using Virtual XP Mode (As I am doing here!).

There would seem to be an external/system block somewhere, I had a similar problem within W10 that turned out to be a setting in Bitdefender TS 2015 'Block internet connection sharing' which was somehow ticked and once turned off internet connection resumed. On this PC the option is still off but am still not able to connect.

Another PC on my home network can connect to my PC and can also connect the internet, so there is no reason I can see why my W7 cannot!

But it won't

Answer:Back to W7. Network not working but is on the Virtual XP Mode

Well, I would like to say that I found the problem, but I can't. For some unknown reason the internet was working again this evening after a few re-boots this afternoon that made no difference!

Oh well, I'm a happy bunny again

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