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How to repair Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 (x64)

  1. #1


    Mr. S.K. Guest

    How to repair Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 (x64)

    Hello,

    Installed and ran Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 x64.
    Forgot if and what I changed to the system configuration, but the result is
    that I can not get Windows XP Mode to run anymore.
    Tried deinstalling (VPC and Update as well), reinstalling, copying working
    configuration files, edited accordingly all to be no help.
    When I start XP Mode, there is a little bit of system activity, but XP Mode
    is not launched.

    How can I truely repair my installation of Windows XP Mode on W7 x64?

    Any insight appreciated.

    Si.Ko.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #2


    RCan Guest

    Re: How to repair Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 (x64)

    Hi Mr S.K.

    > Forgot if and what I changed to the system configuration, but the result
    > is
    > that I can not get Windows XP Mode to run anymore.
    :-)

    > How can I truely repair my installation of Windows XP Mode on W7 x64?
    See if the known troubleshooting steps does help you here :
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...40(WS.10).aspx

    Otherwise finally you can also un/reinstall the KB :
    KB958559 is responsible for the Windows Virtual PC it self and the package
    WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe does only extract the XP workstation VM instance.

    Regards
    Ramazan


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Mr. S.K. Guest

    Re: How to repair Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 (x64)

    Thanks for that.
    I followed the steps to reinstall XP Mode/Virtual PC, but whenever I click
    XP Mode, the mouse cursor just briefly changes to hour-glass, no disc
    activity and that's it. Nothing starts!
    Getting hopeless here.
    --
    -- />



    "RCan" wrote:

    > Hi Mr S.K.
    >

    > > Forgot if and what I changed to the system configuration, but the result
    > > is
    > > that I can not get Windows XP Mode to run anymore.
    >
    > :-)
    >

    > > How can I truely repair my installation of Windows XP Mode on W7 x64?
    >
    > See if the known troubleshooting steps does help you here :
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...40(WS.10).aspx
    >
    > Otherwise finally you can also un/reinstall the KB :
    > KB958559 is responsible for the Windows Virtual PC it self and the package
    > WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe does only extract the XP workstation VM instance.
    >
    > Regards
    > Ramazan
    >
    > .
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    RCan Guest

    Re: How to repair Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 (x64)

    Hi Mr S.K.,

    generally is your hardware capable to run VPC for Windows ?
    On the download page there is a testing tool which identifys the capability
    of your CPU.

    If your VPC service is running, then you should only extract
    WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe and attach it to your VPC.

    Regards
    Ramazan

    "Mr. S.K." <MrSK@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:FCD49126-05DE-44B6-94A5-58B9A62B9FA8@newsgroup

    > Thanks for that.
    > I followed the steps to reinstall XP Mode/Virtual PC, but whenever I click
    > XP Mode, the mouse cursor just briefly changes to hour-glass, no disc
    > activity and that's it. Nothing starts!
    > Getting hopeless here.
    > --
    > -- />
    >
    >
    >
    > "RCan" wrote:
    >

    >> Hi Mr S.K.
    >>

    >> > Forgot if and what I changed to the system configuration, but the
    >> > result
    >> > is
    >> > that I can not get Windows XP Mode to run anymore.
    >>
    >> :-)
    >>

    >> > How can I truely repair my installation of Windows XP Mode on W7 x64?
    >>
    >> See if the known troubleshooting steps does help you here :
    >> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...40(WS.10).aspx
    >>
    >> Otherwise finally you can also un/reinstall the KB :
    >> KB958559 is responsible for the Windows Virtual PC it self and the
    >> package
    >> WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe does only extract the XP workstation VM instance.
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Ramazan
    >>
    >> .
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Mr. S.K. Guest

    Re: How to repair Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 (x64)

    The thing is: I was running it succesfully once, but I guess I destroyed
    something and I do not remember what is was and how to repair it.

    Is there supposed to be a VPC Service? What is the exact name?

    What other system dependencies are necessary?

    Thanks for the help!
    --
    -- />



    "RCan" wrote:

    > Hi Mr S.K.,
    >
    > generally is your hardware capable to run VPC for Windows ?
    > On the download page there is a testing tool which identifys the capability
    > of your CPU.
    >
    > If your VPC service is running, then you should only extract
    > WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe and attach it to your VPC.
    >
    > Regards
    > Ramazan
    >
    > "Mr. S.K." <MrSK@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:FCD49126-05DE-44B6-94A5-58B9A62B9FA8@newsgroup

    > > Thanks for that.
    > > I followed the steps to reinstall XP Mode/Virtual PC, but whenever I click
    > > XP Mode, the mouse cursor just briefly changes to hour-glass, no disc
    > > activity and that's it. Nothing starts!
    > > Getting hopeless here.
    > > --
    > > -- />
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "RCan" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Hi Mr S.K.
    > >>
    > >> > Forgot if and what I changed to the system configuration, but the
    > >> > result
    > >> > is
    > >> > that I can not get Windows XP Mode to run anymore.
    > >>
    > >> :-)
    > >>
    > >> > How can I truely repair my installation of Windows XP Mode on W7 x64?
    > >>
    > >> See if the known troubleshooting steps does help you here :
    > >> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...40(WS.10).aspx
    > >>
    > >> Otherwise finally you can also un/reinstall the KB :
    > >> KB958559 is responsible for the Windows Virtual PC it self and the
    > >> package
    > >> WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe does only extract the XP workstation VM instance.
    > >>
    > >> Regards
    > >> Ramazan
    > >>
    > >> .
    > >>
    > .
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Robert Comer Guest

    Re: How to repair Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 (x64)

    Do you "Sleep" your computer between uses? There's a BIOS problem on some
    PC's where it stops VT from running after that. So check for a BIOS update.

    In the mean time, to see if that's the problem, reboot your PC and then go
    into the BIOS, Disable VT (Hardware Virtualization), save it, turn off the
    PC, turn it back on and go into the BIOS again, turn on VT, save it and
    power off again, then power on a boot like normal and try WVPC.

    --
    Bob Comer

    "Mr. S.K." <MrSK@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:0A598283-A9D3-4C31-98AB-13F907712E5F@newsgroup

    > The thing is: I was running it succesfully once, but I guess I destroyed
    > something and I do not remember what is was and how to repair it.
    >
    > Is there supposed to be a VPC Service? What is the exact name?
    >
    > What other system dependencies are necessary?
    >
    > Thanks for the help!
    > --
    > -- />
    >
    >
    >
    > "RCan" wrote:
    >

    >> Hi Mr S.K.,
    >>
    >> generally is your hardware capable to run VPC for Windows ?
    >> On the download page there is a testing tool which identifys the
    >> capability
    >> of your CPU.
    >>
    >> If your VPC service is running, then you should only extract
    >> WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe and attach it to your VPC.
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Ramazan
    >>
    >> "Mr. S.K." <MrSK@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:FCD49126-05DE-44B6-94A5-58B9A62B9FA8@newsgroup

    >> > Thanks for that.
    >> > I followed the steps to reinstall XP Mode/Virtual PC, but whenever I
    >> > click
    >> > XP Mode, the mouse cursor just briefly changes to hour-glass, no disc
    >> > activity and that's it. Nothing starts!
    >> > Getting hopeless here.
    >> > --
    >> > -- />
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "RCan" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Hi Mr S.K.
    >> >>
    >> >> > Forgot if and what I changed to the system configuration, but the
    >> >> > result
    >> >> > is
    >> >> > that I can not get Windows XP Mode to run anymore.
    >> >>
    >> >> :-)
    >> >>
    >> >> > How can I truely repair my installation of Windows XP Mode on W7
    >> >> > x64?
    >> >>
    >> >> See if the known troubleshooting steps does help you here :
    >> >> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...40(WS.10).aspx
    >> >>
    >> >> Otherwise finally you can also un/reinstall the KB :
    >> >> KB958559 is responsible for the Windows Virtual PC it self and the
    >> >> package
    >> >> WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe does only extract the XP workstation VM
    >> >> instance.
    >> >>
    >> >> Regards
    >> >> Ramazan
    >> >>
    >> >> .
    >> >>
    >> .
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Mr. S.K. Guest

    Re: How to repair Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 (x64)

    Yes, I use Sleep.
    Tried your suggestions: Disable VT in BIOS. Shutdown. Enable VT in BIOS.
    Shutdown.
    Start windows.
    Start Windows XP mode ... still same behavior. App start indication (hour
    glass) briefly, then nothing. No activity, no messages.


    --
    -- />



    "Robert Comer" wrote:

    > Do you "Sleep" your computer between uses? There's a BIOS problem on some
    > PC's where it stops VT from running after that. So check for a BIOS update.
    >
    > In the mean time, to see if that's the problem, reboot your PC and then go
    > into the BIOS, Disable VT (Hardware Virtualization), save it, turn off the
    > PC, turn it back on and go into the BIOS again, turn on VT, save it and
    > power off again, then power on a boot like normal and try WVPC.
    >
    > --
    > Bob Comer
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Robert Comer Guest

    Re: How to repair Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 (x64)

    I don't know what it could be then, though I'd still look for a BIOS update.

    --
    Bob Comer

    "Mr. S.K." <MrSK@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:EFF5A09D-1269-4781-BEE1-75F03116A4DB@newsgroup

    > Yes, I use Sleep.
    > Tried your suggestions: Disable VT in BIOS. Shutdown. Enable VT in BIOS.
    > Shutdown.
    > Start windows.
    > Start Windows XP mode ... still same behavior. App start indication (hour
    > glass) briefly, then nothing. No activity, no messages.
    >
    >
    > --
    > -- />
    >
    >
    >
    > "Robert Comer" wrote:
    >

    >> Do you "Sleep" your computer between uses? There's a BIOS problem on
    >> some
    >> PC's where it stops VT from running after that. So check for a BIOS
    >> update.
    >>
    >> In the mean time, to see if that's the problem, reboot your PC and then
    >> go
    >> into the BIOS, Disable VT (Hardware Virtualization), save it, turn off
    >> the
    >> PC, turn it back on and go into the BIOS again, turn on VT, save it and
    >> power off again, then power on a boot like normal and try WVPC.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Bob Comer
    >>
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    RCan Guest

    Re: How to repair Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 (x64)

    Hi Mr S.K. :-)

    interesting - that would be mean that your is VT ready.
    What is happening in eventlog side, anything which points to VPC ?

    If nothing else had worked, remove completely the VPC components from your
    system as described here :
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...73(WS.10).aspx

    1. If available do an BIOS update to the latest release and check your
    eventlogs if any issues are monitored.
    2. confirm virtualization settings in BIOS
    3. download and run "HAV Check Tool" to confirm that your system is
    correctly configured and is VT capable
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
    4. Finally install VPC for Windows 7

    When you face any issues during these steps please let me know.

    PS : Please check your eventlogs and provide any error information which can
    be related to hardware/VPC issues

    Hope that helps

    Regards
    Ramazan

    "Mr. S.K." <MrSK@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:0A598283-A9D3-4C31-98AB-13F907712E5F@newsgroup

    > The thing is: I was running it succesfully once, but I guess I destroyed
    > something and I do not remember what is was and how to repair it.
    >
    > Is there supposed to be a VPC Service? What is the exact name?
    >
    > What other system dependencies are necessary?
    >
    > Thanks for the help!
    > --
    > -- />
    >
    >
    >
    > "RCan" wrote:
    >

    >> Hi Mr S.K.,
    >>
    >> generally is your hardware capable to run VPC for Windows ?
    >> On the download page there is a testing tool which identifys the
    >> capability
    >> of your CPU.
    >>
    >> If your VPC service is running, then you should only extract
    >> WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe and attach it to your VPC.
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Ramazan
    >>
    >> "Mr. S.K." <MrSK@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:FCD49126-05DE-44B6-94A5-58B9A62B9FA8@newsgroup

    >> > Thanks for that.
    >> > I followed the steps to reinstall XP Mode/Virtual PC, but whenever I
    >> > click
    >> > XP Mode, the mouse cursor just briefly changes to hour-glass, no disc
    >> > activity and that's it. Nothing starts!
    >> > Getting hopeless here.
    >> > --
    >> > -- />
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "RCan" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Hi Mr S.K.
    >> >>
    >> >> > Forgot if and what I changed to the system configuration, but the
    >> >> > result
    >> >> > is
    >> >> > that I can not get Windows XP Mode to run anymore.
    >> >>
    >> >> :-)
    >> >>
    >> >> > How can I truely repair my installation of Windows XP Mode on W7
    >> >> > x64?
    >> >>
    >> >> See if the known troubleshooting steps does help you here :
    >> >> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...40(WS.10).aspx
    >> >>
    >> >> Otherwise finally you can also un/reinstall the KB :
    >> >> KB958559 is responsible for the Windows Virtual PC it self and the
    >> >> package
    >> >> WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe does only extract the XP workstation VM
    >> >> instance.
    >> >>
    >> >> Regards
    >> >> Ramazan
    >> >>
    >> >> .
    >> >>
    >> .
    >>

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