Hopeless - Please Don't Tell Me That!

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by In-Thought, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. In-Thought

    In-Thought Guest

    I made a copy of a virtual machine and modified it to work with an
    environment outside our domain. I have locked myself out of this VM and am
    now realizing that it would have been a good idea to have secondary logons,
    which I have attempted to use but without success - apparently, not created.

    Tried a password breaker but this version hangs up in the virtual environment.

    Please tell me there is a way to get into my Virtual XP!
    In-Thought, Jun 4, 2010
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  2. In-Thought

    Robert Comer Guest

    What happens if you disable the integration components and log in with a
    user ID of XPMUser and a blank password? (or the password you set when you
    first installed XP Mode)
    Robert Comer, Jun 4, 2010
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  3. In-Thought

    In-Thought Guest

    How would I go about disabling the integration components?

    I am using VM 2007
    In-Thought, Jun 6, 2010
  4. In-Thought

    Robert Comer Guest

    The easiest way to do it is when the VM is hibernated, go into the settings
    for the VM, left mouse click on "Integration Features" on the left, and
    uncheck "Enable at startup" on the right.
    Robert Comer, Jun 6, 2010
  5. In-Thought

    In-Thought Guest

    Will give it a shot in the morning.

    In-Thought, Jun 6, 2010
  6. In-Thought

    In-Thought Guest

    Waited for the screen to turn black and clicked on Edit and Settings and only
    see "Pointer integration". there is no other reference to integration save

    I am also running HyperV on a Server 2008 machine. Is it possible to
    transfer the VM there hopefully providing better results? I'm new at this and
    will be taking it slow.
    In-Thought, Jun 7, 2010
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    Robert Comer Guest

    I just looked at your first message and it says you aren't running Windows
    Virtual PC, and I am assuming it's VPC 2007, so it's a totally different
    problem than I was thinking, so my mistake. My guess is you're probably
    going to have to either start over or try another password breaker

    And yes, you can transfer an XP VM to Hyper-H, but you need to uninstall the
    VPC Additions, copy it across, and assume it will ask for activation again
    as the hardware is quite different, and then after you copy the .vhd to the
    Hyper-V server, you'll have to create a new VM and once it's started, you
    can install the Hyper-V integration components. Doing this really isn't
    going to help with the lockout problem though...
    Robert Comer, Jun 7, 2010
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    In-Thought Guest

    Roger that!

    In-Thought, Jun 8, 2010
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