Virtual PC 2007 and Win 7 public beta. Drag and drop won't.........

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by David, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Virtual PC 2007 running on Winxp SP3.

    Windows 7 , yesterday's public beta installed and running virtually.

    Additions installed correctly ( mouse pointer moves across both desktops )

    When I attempt to drag a file from the host desktop to the Win 7 desktop
    an empty folder , not the file, arrives with a long numerical name and an

    " An error in Virtual PC has occurred (d1)."

    Any help appreciated.

    Other than that , Win 7 beta runs fantastically in VPC, ( sadly no Aero )

    David, Jan 12, 2009
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    Serian Guest

    I have the same error with vpc2007 sp1 on winxp sp3

    Serian, Jan 12, 2009
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    MLyons10 Guest

    I'm experiencing this same problem under Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 as the
    host OS.

    Some sort of file gets copied, but it doesn't copy properly and it does give
    me the error. I setup the install of the OS as Windows Vista as that was the
    closest option. Windows 7 hasn't been added yet. If Windows 7 gets added
    they should add the option to change this so I can upgrade the Vista setup.

    I hope this gets resolved soon. In the meantime setting up a shared folder
    does work to transfer files...

    MLyons10, Jan 14, 2009
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    Bo Berglund Guest

    Using wndows networking to connect to a shared folder is the
    recommended way of transfering files between host and guest (as well
    as between any of the PC:s on the network, virtual or real).
    The reason is that there are many limitations to the Shared Folders
    and Drag-drop functions in VPC2007. It cannot handle deep folder/files
    trees, it cannot handle large files etc etc.

    Recommendation is to *not* use the VPC2007 shared folders feature if
    your files are big and also not to share a folder which has a deep
    tree below it.
    Bo Berglund, Jan 14, 2009
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    MLyons10 Guest

    Thanks for the clarification. In my experience though, they weren't large
    files, or files with deep trees... This simply is not a limitation of
    Virtual PC 2007, but rather an issue with the way it interacts with Windows 7
    at this point in time. Sharing via shared folders works, but this is not the
    only issue with running Windows 7 under Virtual PC, just one of the more
    useful limitations.
    MLyons10, Jan 14, 2009
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    robinb Guest

    if you go to the forums set up for windows 7 those who are using virtual
    machine are having the same problem and so am I, suggest to network instead.
    I networked my 7 computers to it including the host and it works fine this
    Some also said that the vm additions for windows 7 are just not working

    robinb, Jan 14, 2009
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    Bill Grant Guest

    Windows 7 is still in beta, so there are no VMAdditions aimed at Windows
    7 specifically.

    Bill Grant, Jan 15, 2009
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    robinb Guest

    it does work very well networking it, I was frustrated with the drag and
    drop and just set up the network and now I can share between 7 computers
    robinb, Jan 15, 2009
  9. David

    robinb Guest

    to tell you the truth even in beta since Microsoft had to know so many
    people would set it up virtually, they should have been prepared and made vm
    additions for Windows 7 available for these testers. This way we would get
    the full experience for testing

    robinb, Jan 15, 2009
  10. And waste valuable developer time creating VM Addtions for a beta OS
    that will have changed and invalidate the VM additions before they're
    ready for release?

    You don't get the full experience testing it in a VM anyway. You're
    not testing it against specific hardware or drivers, just a static VM.
    Steve Jain [MVP], Jan 15, 2009
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    MLyons10 Guest

    Yeah, the networking does work well. The drag and drop is not a big deal and
    isn't really needed. I can live without it to be honest. I do agree that
    the Virtual PC team should have made the investment to add Windows 7 as a
    guest for the Beta given that many users are going to install this in Virtual
    MLyons10, Jan 16, 2009
  12. Is it lack of updated additions causeing the annoying "black screen issue,"
    where the VPC window for any Windows client on a Win 7 host will
    periodically need to be minimized/raised to eliminate the client's black
    Milhouse Van Houten, Jan 16, 2009
  13. sure, but you still need to have stable OS code to work with to create
    the VM additions. Should MS have delayed the Win7 beta for a month(s)
    until there were Win7 additions created and tested?
    Steve Jain [MVP], Jan 16, 2009
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