Is anyone able to run XP mode in a Win 7 Virtual Machine Harddisk?

By mktck ·
I installed Win 7 in a Virtual environment. Before anyone jump to conclusion, I am running it in Virtual Server 2005 R2 and my enabled my VT in bios. I installed XP mode Beta with Windows Virtual PC Beta into it. But I was unable to load XP mode. Error says: "Cannot start Windows Virtual PC Host Porcess."

I can't see anything much in the Event log about this error. Any ideas?

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I already told you in your other post ! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Is anyone able to run XP ...

Just because you can't be bothered to read what I've given you, doesn't mean you can just start another question!

Duplicate posts waste the time of the TR Peers, jumping from post to post to compare, and most likely answering the same question twice for the same person.**23&messageID=3075655

Getting Started with Windows 7 XP Mode
To install XPM, you'll need the right combination of hardware and software. Your hardware must include a CPU and motherboard that supports Hardware Virtualization Technology, sometimes known as VT-d, AMD-V, or Vanderpool. Most middle- and high-end systems sold in the past two years should be safe, but not all, and even some quad-core CPUs don't support the necessary technology. Even if your system supports hardware virtualization, you may need to find the option in your system's BIOS that switches it on. If you're not certain whether your system supports Hardware Virtualization, visit this Microsoft Web page [ ] and download and run a CPU-identification utility from Intel or AMD that can tell you. The same page tells you how to switch on the necessary technology in many standard BIOSes. [Editor's Choice (05/06/09): We orginally reported that motherboards less than two years old should be safe, but later found that this was incorrect. We regret the error.]

Your operating system must be Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Windows 7 Ultimate. The currently downloadable Release Candidate installs Windows 7 Ultimate, so the RC version is ideal for testing XPM. Next, you'll need to install a small 5MB update to the RC version, which you can find by visiting this Microsoft update page [ ], where you can download Windows Virtual PC.

Finally, from the same Web page, you'll need to download Windows XP Mode, which is a 445MB installer that expands into a 1GB virtual XP system. With both downloads, make sure to download the 32-bit or 64-bit version, depending on whether you're running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7.

Your next step is to run the small Windows Virtual PC installer and, when prompted, restart your system. After that, you install Windows XP Mode. The installer will present you with a screen that says your XP Mode username will be "user" (you can't change that) and prompts you to create a password. On the same dialog, you should mark a checkbox labeled "Remember credentials (recommended)" so you won't be prompted to retype the password when XPM starts up. The next dialog will prompt you to turn on Automatic Updates, which you definitely should do, so that XPM will update itself without your intervention. Finally, after about ten minutes of background activity, a virtual Windows XP desktop will open in a window.

Excerpt from PC-MAG:,2817,2346464,00.asp

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The question is different.

by mktck In reply to I already told you in you ...

I dunno why u so unhappy. The question is different.

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Check this link

by Jacky Howe In reply to Is anyone able to run XP ...
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Excellent link but anyone succed yet?

by mktck In reply to Check this link

Hi, thanks for this link. I ran securable on my Windows Server 2003 hosting the Virtual Server 2005 R2, it gives a positive result, but when i ran it on the Win 7 VM, it gives negative. i guess i have to use the HyperV windows 2008 server i have at the remote location. U have been a great help, but have anyone actually successfully run XP mode in a VM Win 7 yet?

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No Problems

by Jacky Howe In reply to Excellent link but anyone ...

thanks for the Thumb.

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