Drag 'n' drop?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by William B. Lurie, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. I'm running 2 VPCs....in one, Win98, in the other,
    Win ME.

    Are there any on line instructions, or can someone
    kindly give me a link, to tell me how to Copy and Paste
    a folder from one VPC to the other, and from either
    back and forth to my XP? Do I highlight, Copy, and Paste,
    or do I Drag-and-Drop, or what?

    Thanks.....
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 12, 2008
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  2. Have you installed the virtual machine additions?
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 12, 2008
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  3. No, I have not. Do I have to, in order to move a folder from
    one PC to another? Assuming that I do install them, Colin,
    will that automatically answer my question?
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 13, 2008
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  4. Okay, Colin, here's a Catch-22.
    I went to the VPC, drop-down, to Install Additions.
    It asked me if I wanted to UNinstall them. I said
    Yes, figuring I'd then install them. So it uninstalled
    them, and told me to reboot, and I did that, too.
    Then I tried the Install bit again, and again it went
    through the motions of UNinstalling them.
    So how do I install the Additions, and then what?
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 13, 2008
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  5. First, check the Add/Remove Programs in the guest and see if the additions
    are listed. If they are, uninstall them and reboot the vm. Then download
    and install the VPC 2004 adds, which can be downloaded from
    http://vpc.essjae.com/. Windows ME is no longer a supported guest in VPC
    2007 but it was in VPC 2004. Some users have had to reboot the host after
    installing the 2007 adds in a guest before drag and drop would work.
    However, I don't recall having to that with the 2004 adds so you may not
    have to.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 13, 2008
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  6. Colin, I did Step One. The Additions were there and I
    removed them. I went to essjae and browsed around, and found the
    screen shots for two VPC2004s. but I don't find where to
    download the additions.....
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 13, 2008
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  7. Okay, Colin, some time later. I uninstalled the Additions
    from my 98.
    Then I found this download:

    VPC2004SP1 Additions Download--
    and downloaded it and saved it.
    But please tell me if I got the right download,
    and then how I get this file into my VPC and finally
    (presumably) unzip and somehow install it.
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 13, 2008
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  8. Yes, the VPC 2004 SP1 additions are correct. Unzip it to a different folder
    from your 2007 adds. It is an .iso file and you can capture it with the
    emulated cd drive in the ME guest (right click on the cd icon, select
    Capture Iso Image..., and browse to where you saved the file). It will
    autostart and give you the same dialogue you have seen already. After the
    guest restart you should be able to drag and drop, cut and paste, and use
    shared folders between the guest and host. These functions are only
    available with the adds installed.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 13, 2008
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  9. Colin, since I'm going one step at a time in my VPC, I have
    not yet upgraded it to Windows ME, although I will now if you
    say that it is necessary for me to do so to proceed.

    I prefer not to go online with software that I'd have to add
    to the VPC's Win98 or ME at this time; more complications.
    So what I meant was that I downloaded and saved in my XP machine,
    in a newly created folder named ZIPFILES. I did unzip and I saw
    the .iso file. I gather from your implication that I need these
    files in the Win98 in VPC, and the only way I know to get them
    there would be to burn them to a CD while in XP, which I can do.
    (11 MB is too big for a floppy).

    Please confirm that I'm proceeding as you intended, and add any
    further explanation i you think I need it........and thank you.
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 13, 2008
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  10. William B. Lurie

    Bo Berglund Guest

    You are not....
    The ISO file is what you need, no reason to burn to a CD.

    - Start your virtual machine so it is running in a VPC window

    - Now in the *host* use Windows Explorer to drag the ISO file to the
    small CD icon on the bottom of the window where the virtual machine is
    running and release it there. This is equvalent to right-clicking the
    CD icon and selecting "capture" there but much faster.

    - In any case this will be the equivalent of inserting a CD into the
    drive in the *guest* so if it has Autoplay enabled you should see the
    install dialog pop up inside the guest.

    - Just go from there.


    Bo Berglund
     
    Bo Berglund, Apr 13, 2008
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  11. No, the same applies to Win98. Somewhere along the line I got the idea you
    were using ME, that's all. But the same exact steps apply. The adds do not
    get moved to the guests and then run. The adds are mounted on the emulated
    cd drive in the virtual machine window. The icons in the lower part of the
    vm window are interfaces between the host and guest which are controlled by
    the VPC software and not the guest. Mounting the iso file on the emulated
    cd drive is not the same as copying them to the guest.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 13, 2008
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  12. Oh, okay, thank you Colin and Bob.....No harm in having it on
    a CD anyway. Later today I'll try to follow Bob's more explicit
    directions from my main OS with the VPC running.
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 13, 2008
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  13. BO and Colin:
    I followed above instructions, Bo, and it fired up and installed
    in my Win98 VPC, smooth as silk. Thank you, thank you. I'll see
    if I can take it from there.
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 13, 2008
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  14. And now, an hour or so later, I am pleased to report that
    drag and drop from my main XP into Windows 98 is working
    beautifully. Thank you both again for the help.
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 13, 2008
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  15. Well, another hour, and my next VPC problem.
    Installing my Lexmark 5400 Series printer.
    The CD drive is shown in My Computer as Drive D...., and
    the Lexmark disk reads it and keeps on referring to drive D.
    But it stops part way and doesn't install. The drop down menus
    in my Win98 refer to the drive as Drive E. Any clues how I
    can get it to install?
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 13, 2008
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  16. You're very welcome.

     
    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 13, 2008
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  17. Well, another hour, and my next VPC problem.
    Installing my Lexmark 5400 Series printer.
    The CD drive is E, but the Lexmark disk reads it
    and keeps on referring to drive D. And it stops part way and
    doesn't install. That's in my Win98 VPC. In my Win-ME VPC
    It's a bit worse....it doesn't even browse to that CD drive.
    Any advice?
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 13, 2008
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  18. William B. Lurie

    Bo Berglund Guest

    How is the printer connected?
    If it is a USB connected printer then you *cannot* install it into the
    guest since VPC2007 does not support USB at all.
    Your only possibility then is to install the printer on the *host* and
    then share it on the network, after which the guests should be able to
    use it just like any other published network resource.

    This is just like it would be with several physical PC:s connected to
    the same network and members of the same workgroup. These are able to
    share resources like printers.
    VPC guests behave exactly the same as physical PC:s in this respect.


    Bo Berglund
     
    Bo Berglund, Apr 13, 2008
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  19. Bo, I've never been involved with sharing, but I could learn
    it, I guess. It's already installed and happy on the host.
    But first...you said VPC2007....note that I installed
    the Additonals for VPC2004. Does that change the picture?
     
    William B. Lurie, Apr 13, 2008
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  20. I print that way from my XP vm. I set up an ordinary home network, shared
    the printer on the host, and then browsed to it in the vm. The vm then
    installed the appropriate software for the printer. It is the default
    printer in the guest and that's all there is to it.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 13, 2008
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