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Can I have one virtal HD with 2 OS (Win7)?

By daniel.maesen ·
I have on one PC 2 OS (Win7) with on each OS a virtual pc with XP on.
Is it possible to use the same vhd that is located on another HD (v:\virual machines\,,,)
I do not wont to install a second vhd with the same stuff on it takes to much space
When I use the *.vmc or *.vmcx from the first OS in the second that results in the intergation components update allways fails
How do I realise this properly?
Thanks

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I'm not sure I really understand what you are asking here

by OH Smeg In reply to Can I have one virtal HD ...

I have on one PC 2 OS (Win7) with on each OS a virtual pc with XP on

I get the 1 PC bit with a Windows 7 and a Windows XP OS but am I reading this correctly

You have a Windows 7 OS and are running XP as a Virtual Machine/Guest Machine?

Is it possible to use the same vhd that is located on another HD (v:\virual machines\,,,)


Depends on what you are using to make the Virtual machine here. Is it Microsoft Virtual Machine or something different?

The rest all depends on what you are using to Host the Virtual Machine here as to why it's not working as you expect it to.

As to loading a Guest OS onto a different HDD though yes you should be able to do this provided that the HDD in question is located in the computer you are using and not on some type of Networked Connection.

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by daniel.maesen In reply to I'm not sure I really und ...

Mayby I was not so clear whith my question, sorry.
I have one PC with 2 OS's on
Win7 on a SATA drive and Win7 on a SSD
The SATA was first de SSD came later
I installed Windows Virtual Pc with Windows XP Mode on it and placed my *.vhd on the V:\drive just in case I had a crash so I didn't have to reinstall de vhd
After bying a SSD I like to have the same situation on the new drive just during the time of transition. So I thought that installing Windows virtual PC and Windows XP Mode on the SSD and telling him that de *.vhd is on the V:\ drive of the same pc would do the trick
Afterwords when all is working on the SSD the SATA will be used for other purposes in the mean time if I am missing something on the SSD I start the SATA and i can help myself quickly I need the XP mode for programming in VB6 Both OS's can access the V:\ drive

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by markp24 In reply to Can I have one virtal HD ...

Hi,

sorry to ask again,

but you want the virtual Windows XP and the Windows 7 host OS to both access a common drive where data can be shared between them, correct?

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You're better off using Virtual PC vs XP mode

by forbes9000 In reply to Can I have one virtal HD ...

I'm far from an xp mode expert, but my understanding is that it is integrated with the Host OS in a way that just regular VMs are not. If you set up an entire VM (not just the VHD) on the V:/ drive you should be good to go.

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