VPC shortcuts doesn't work

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Carlos

Hi group,

I use Virt PC 7.
I try to use Windows XP as a virtual machine on Win 7. (not XP mode)
Then, If I press the Windows key, is is not activated
on XP, but it activates on Windows 7.

It is similar for all shortcuts, they never open inside XP,
but yes on Win 7.

thanks very much in advance,
Carlos
 

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VanguardLH

Carlos wrote:

> Hi group,
>
> I use Virt PC 7.
> I try to use Windows XP as a virtual machine on Win 7. (not XP mode)
> Then, If I press the Windows key, is is not activated
> on XP, but it activates on Windows 7.
>
> It is similar for all shortcuts, they never open inside XP,
> but yes on Win 7.
>
> thanks very much in advance,
> Carlos
Are you sure the VM window (for the guest OS) currently has focus (i.e., is
the top-most window) when you use the Winkey? If you haven't installed the
VM additions into the guest OS, you need to click on the VM window to give
it focus just like any other app in Windows. If you installed the VM
additions, you still need to ensure the VM window has focus by moving the
mouse inside the VM window.
 

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Carlos

Solved. After installing VM additions the problem was persistent. But after
turning all off, waiting and starting all again, all things are ok

thanks, Carlos

"VanguardLH" <[email protected]> escribió en el mensaje
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> Carlos wrote:
>

>> Hi group,
>>
>> I use Virt PC 7.
>> I try to use Windows XP as a virtual machine on Win 7. (not XP mode)
>> Then, If I press the Windows key, is is not activated
>> on XP, but it activates on Windows 7.
>>
>> It is similar for all shortcuts, they never open inside XP,
>> but yes on Win 7.
>>
>> thanks very much in advance,
>> Carlos
>
> Are you sure the VM window (for the guest OS) currently has focus (i.e.,
> is
> the top-most window) when you use the Winkey? If you haven't installed
> the
> VM additions into the guest OS, you need to click on the VM window to give
> it focus just like any other app in Windows. If you installed the VM
> additions, you still need to ensure the VM window has focus by moving the
> mouse inside the VM window.
 

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Carlos

oh no,

Win + L

does't work, it makes Win 7 run instead of Win XP



"Carlos" <[email protected]> escribió en el mensaje
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> Solved. After installing VM additions the problem was persistent. But
> after turning all off, waiting and starting all again, all things are ok
>
> thanks, Carlos
>
> "VanguardLH" <[email protected]> escribió en el mensaje
> news:[email protected]

>> Carlos wrote:
>>

>>> Hi group,
>>>
>>> I use Virt PC 7.
>>> I try to use Windows XP as a virtual machine on Win 7. (not XP mode)
>>> Then, If I press the Windows key, is is not activated
>>> on XP, but it activates on Windows 7.
>>>
>>> It is similar for all shortcuts, they never open inside XP,
>>> but yes on Win 7.
>>>
>>> thanks very much in advance,
>>> Carlos
>>
>> Are you sure the VM window (for the guest OS) currently has focus (i.e.,
>> is
>> the top-most window) when you use the Winkey? If you haven't installed
>> the
>> VM additions into the guest OS, you need to click on the VM window to
>> give
>> it focus just like any other app in Windows. If you installed the VM
>> additions, you still need to ensure the VM window has focus by moving the
>> mouse inside the VM window.
>
>
 

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Carlos

hmmm ... , unhappily not all works well,

I sarted today Win 7 and
WinXP within VirtPC 7,
and Win + L works not on Windows XP, but yes in Windows 7



"Carlos" <[email protected]> escribió en el mensaje
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> Solved. After installing VM additions the problem was persistent. But
> after turning all off, waiting and starting all again, all things are ok
>
> thanks, Carlos
>
> "VanguardLH" <[email protected]> escribió en el mensaje
> news:[email protected]

>> Carlos wrote:
>>

>>> Hi group,
>>>
>>> I use Virt PC 7.
>>> I try to use Windows XP as a virtual machine on Win 7. (not XP mode)
>>> Then, If I press the Windows key, is is not activated
>>> on XP, but it activates on Windows 7.
>>>
>>> It is similar for all shortcuts, they never open inside XP,
>>> but yes on Win 7.
>>>
>>> thanks very much in advance,
>>> Carlos
>>
>> Are you sure the VM window (for the guest OS) currently has focus (i.e.,
>> is
>> the top-most window) when you use the Winkey? If you haven't installed
>> the
>> VM additions into the guest OS, you need to click on the VM window to
>> give
>> it focus just like any other app in Windows. If you installed the VM
>> additions, you still need to ensure the VM window has focus by moving the
>> mouse inside the VM window.
>
>
 

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Steve Jain

"Carlos" wrote:

> Hi group,
>
> I use Virt PC 7.
> I try to use Windows XP as a virtual machine on Win 7. (not XP mode)
> Then, If I press the Windows key, is is not activated
> on XP, but it activates on Windows 7.
>
> It is similar for all shortcuts, they never open inside XP,
> but yes on Win 7.
>
> thanks very much in advance,
> Carlos
I'm assuming you are referring to Windows VPC for Win7, not VPC2007.
You're seeing the default behavior. If you want to pass windows key
combinations to the VM from the settings of the VM go to Keyboard, then
select the appropriate behavior you want.
 

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Steve Jain

"VanguardLH" wrote:

> Steve Jain wrote:
>

> > (not XP mode)
>
> Unless the OP is lying or mistaken, I took him at his word that he was
> NOT using XP Mode in Windows 7.
> .
My interpretation was it was not XP Mode, but an XP VM in VPC 7. I have
several of those.
If it is VPC2007, then the palce to look would be under
File-->Options-->Keyboard for the Windows key combination behavior
 

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