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Virtual Machine stuff

Postby Captain Sisko » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:27 pm

I built a PC for a family friend and he took delivery of it about 2 months ago.
Was having issues as he wanted Win XP (not sure why) as well as Win 10 but XP didnt want to install on the new PC.

The interim solution was to install Win 7 and have XP mode too

There are no real issues yet just a few queries

1- Integration Features allows the XPVM to either be sandboxed in its' own world or see the hosts resources such as additional storage.

I can import the .vhdx into disk manager and then see the files on the XPVM within windows 7 in explorer. so files can be backed up or just back up the whole .vhdx.
The only slight niggle is sometimes when a folder is created in the VM it doesn't show up in windows 7 (if the vhdx is imported to allow 7 to see the drive in explorer) so you can createand store files within the VM but not access them within Windows 7

Any idea why that is?
Or shouyld 7 and XP mode be ditched to make the leap to Win10?

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Re: Virtual Machine stuff

Postby Ekona » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:24 pm

What the hell is he trying to run that wants XP?
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Re: Virtual Machine stuff

Postby Captain Sisko » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:38 pm

I have no idea!!! but he does photography in his spare time so was prob some photo or backup program he likes using.

His old PC was from the year 2000s a socket 478 P4 and didn't even have SATA on the mobo
A more interim one to a Core 2 with a 965/975 chipset would have been ideal buthe left it toolate and had to do a quantum leap

And I just realised I was a dumb f***ker I could have dual booted 7 and 10, which migh be a good answer.

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Re: Virtual Machine stuff

Postby Mr.Clark » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:25 pm

Captain Sisko wrote:Or shouyld 7 and XP mode be ditched to make the leap to Win10?
This.

XP mode was handy when 7 was new and no-one was using Vista.

But that was six years ago.

It's time to move on and embrace current technology.

Unless it's never going on the Internet, in which case fill your boots with bodgy solutions...

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Re: Virtual Machine stuff

Postby kingweed » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:08 pm

Or get a mac :P

No help what so ever but tell him to stop being a retard

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Re: Virtual Machine stuff

Postby Captain Sisko » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:53 pm

I think hes ditching the VM stuff and going to Win 10 fully instead now

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Re: Virtual Machine stuff

Postby Mr.Clark » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:07 am

Only 18 months after Windows 10 came out and three years after XP went end of life...

Still. Better late than never.


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