will Win 7 in virtual machines run XP mode?

By mktck ·
I am running Win 7 in a virtual server. I tried loading XP mode but it failed. Is this possible in a virtual environment?

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I think it will depend on the virtual environment ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to will Win 7 in virtual mac ...

What Host are you running the virtual system in?

What do you mean by XP mode? Are you meaning the XP Compatibility system?

Whatever - HOW did it fail? What actually happened?

This article might shed some light on your situation:...,2817,2346719,00.asp

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XP mode in Win7. Win7 is VHD.

by mktck In reply to I think it will depend on ...

I have Win7 running inside Virtual Server 2005 R2. I installed XP mode and Windows Virtual Machine, both beta, but XP mode can't seem to load.

I think a more direct question is, will a Virtual Machine able to load another Virtual Machine.

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It's not the OS that matters here - it's the CPU ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to XP mode in Win7. Win7 is ...

Did you read the article at the link I gave you?

You have to have a particular CPU - one that is compatible with Windows 7 XP Mode.

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That is not it either

by The Scummy One In reply to It's not the OS that matt ...

there needs to be enough resources allocated to both the Win 7 vm and the xp mode VM. XP mode requires a minimum of 512 MB of RAM to run as well as the processor. This would not include the resources for the Win 7 OS or the host OS.

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Virtual in Virtual

by mktck In reply to That is not it either

This is the first time i try running a virtual machine inside a virtual machine. Will there be any issues on this?

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Apparently you arent capable

by The Scummy One In reply to Virtual in Virtual

of paying attention. Yes, there will be issues unless you have a really beefy machine.

Each VM requires enough resources to run, as well as the previous host system.

So, if you have a host of Windows XP, running a VM for Win 7, running a VM of XP -- it will eat about 2GB for minimum requirements on RAM. However, the VM's will not automatically allocate the Win 7 resources to include XP mode. And that is if your processor can even handle it.
So, you will need to allocate resources to everything yourself.

Personally, I wouldnt even bother without a 64 bit system and a min. of 8GB RAM to allocate.
In the past I had 2 running VM's of XP in an XP host with 4GB RAM and it ran sloooow (all of them) -- mainly due to the toll on the processor.

Give it up -- get a system that will run it properly, or dont worry about XP mode. Doing a VM in a VM just seems a bit absurd for the most part.

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Shall try it on another server

by mktck In reply to Apparently you arent capa ...

The reason why i m not testing it on a proper machine is because i do not have another machine to test. I have another server running Hyper V in the States, I shall try it there. Thanks.

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How many levels of virtuality does it take ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to That is not it either

Before you are classed as a Numpty Bampot?

Why does he not just run XP in virtual mode?

Why not go the whole hog and have Server running virtual Windows7 running virtual Windows XP running virtual W2K running virtual W98 running virtual W95 running virtual WfW 3.11 ...

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I am Numpty Bampot

by mktck In reply to How many levels of virtua ...

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