Cannot run XP Mode after installation

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Ben, May 19, 2010.

  1. Ben

    Ben Guest

    I upgraded my Windows 7 Home premium to Professional on my new Dell machine
    in order to take advantage of XP mode. I went through the 3 stage process of
    downloading the relevant virtual pc and xp mode files from the Microsoft site
    and I can see that XP mode now appears under programs in the start menu. The
    problem is that when I click on XP mode from the start menu I simply get a
    message box to say that the setup file must be downloaded and installed for
    this feature to work. I have gone through the download process and rebooted
    about 3 times but I still get the same message. I can see that when i click
    the download button the process only takes a couple of seconds which may
    imply that it has dowloaded once already and therefore not bothering to
    duplicate it. I'm not sure how to check whether it has successfully
    installed or not. I looked under the Unistall Programs section in Control
    Panel to try and uninstall and try again but I could not see any reference
    there to XP mode. I don't know what to do next and would be grateful for any
    Thank you
    Ben, May 19, 2010
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  2. Ben

    Steve Jain Guest

    XP Mode (if its installed) should be listed under Programs and Features.
    Windows VPC will be under the "Turn Windows features on or off"
    YOu might want to try using FireFox for the download, I've seen situations
    where IE won't download it.
    You could also try the direct download for them:

    XP Mode:
    Steve Jain, May 19, 2010
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  3. Ben

    Ben Guest

    Thank you. I think that should work.

    Ben, May 19, 2010
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