Links 2001 - Virual PC 2007

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Jeff, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    I wanted to play a little golf on my pc, and had an old copy of Microsoft
    Links 2001. I installed it in a Windows XP virtual pc, it installs well,
    except when first launching the game it is unable to verify the installation
    media. Keeps saying to insert Links 2001 CD #1. I'm assuming its the copy
    protection and the emulated CD ROM drive.

    How do I get around this? I've tried all the options listed at
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/228985 . Am I SOL?


    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Jul 15, 2008
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    Robert Comer Guest

    Is your host OS Vista?

    If so, launch Virtual PC as administrator. If there is copy
    protection on the disk, Vista blocks some access if you're not running
    the app as administrator.
     
    Robert Comer, Jul 15, 2008
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  3. Drag the vm from the Virtual PC Console onto the desktop. The resulting
    shortcut will have a Run As Administrator on its context menu. Run the vm
    by right clicking the shortcut and choose RAA. Just about all copyprotected
    media have to be run in a vm with elevated rights.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 15, 2008
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