Windows 95 and VPC Additions under VPC 2007 RC1

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Akuma, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Akuma

    Akuma Guest

    There's an annoying bug under VPC 2007 Beta and RC1 with Windows 95. When you
    try to install the VPC Additions under a newly and clean installed Windows 95
    you get this error:

    Error Starting Program

    The SETUP.EXE file is
    linked to missing export KERNEL32.DLL:IsDebuggerPresent.

    Any ideas about this bug?
     
    Akuma, Jan 4, 2007
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  2. Akuma

    Robert Comer Guest

    It's not a bug. The additions that come with VPC 2007 are not supported,
    and will not install in Win95. You can however use additions from VPC 2004
    in Win95.
     
    Robert Comer, Jan 4, 2007
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  3. Akuma

    Akuma Guest

    If it's not supported, what's the spirit of VPC? trying only newly operating
    systems pfffffffff. The idea was to have OLD OS under a newer OS, that point
    was lost somewhere.
    However even if it's not supported, they could at least give it as an
    warning in the VPC Additions installation so it would be CLEAR not to be
    supported.
    It would be nice for VPC 2007 to include at least ALL the Additions that
    isn't supported anymore as a separate archive or something. Or better more,
    to make the setup program installing the old VPC 2004 Additions cause I don't
    want start installing old versions of VPC, getting the Additions file,
    uninstalling VPC 2004 and reinstalling VPC 2007. It's ANNOYING.
    Anyone knows where I can find the latest VPC 2004 Additions file?
    Thank you in advance.

    Thank you very much anyway Robert.
     
    Akuma, Jan 4, 2007
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  4. Akuma

    Robert Comer Guest

    If it's not supported, what's the spirit of VPC? trying only newly
    It'll still run without additions, and the older additions do work. It's
    just the new additions that wont work.
    I agree with you on that. The problem is the installer is just not
    compatible with Win95, so it doesn't run far enough to tell you.
    The 2004 additions can be distributed, but the file is kind of big to send
    via email.
     
    Robert Comer, Jan 4, 2007
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  5. Akuma

    Akuma Guest

    Don't worry Robert, I did the annoying part :p uninstalled VPC 2007,
    reinstalled VPC 2004, copied the VPC Additions, uninstalled VPC 2004 and
    reinstalled VPC 2007. LOL!, I think this would be solved on some way, it's
    not a good thing to do for a user.

    Thank you again Robert.
     
    Akuma, Jan 4, 2007
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  6. Akuma

    Robert Comer Guest

    Don't worry Robert, I did the annoying part :p uninstalled VPC 2007,
    We'll figure out some way to be able to download it or something...
    You're welcome!
     
    Robert Comer, Jan 4, 2007
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  7. Akuma

    Dave English Guest

    Well said.

    With hindsight, I think someone should have argued this more strongly
    before now.

    Note: I think they are present in Virtual Server 2005 ATM. So
    installing VS 2005, copying & uninstalling that saves having to
    uninstall & reinstall VPC 2007.
    & the virtual disk precompactor ... & the MS-DOS additions ... & the NT4
    network driver please.

    Perhaps the question of how to keep these available could be combined
    with the Additions for Linux in some way.

    I notice now that the VPC2007 .chm help file still describes, for
    example, installing the MS-DOS additions, despite saying elsewhere that
    they are no longer present.

    Regards
     
    Dave English, Jan 4, 2007
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    Steve Jain Guest

    A faster way would have been to install VPC 2004 in a VPC 2007 VM and
    grab the Additions ISO from there.

    The old Connectix trick of holding down the CTRL key while
    double-clicking the setup.exe still allows VPC to be installed in a
    VM.
     
    Steve Jain, Jan 4, 2007
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  9. Akuma

    Robert Comer Guest

    Note: I think they are present in Virtual Server 2005 ATM. So installing
    Good point, I hadn't even thought of that, but I'm not so sure that's going
    to be available when VS2005 R2 SP1 is released.
    Those too...
    I'm not sure that can happen, the Linux additions never were supported or
    distributed with VPC.

    --
    Bob Comer <Microsoft MVP Windows - Virtual Machine>
     
    Robert Comer, Jan 4, 2007
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  10. Akuma

    Robert Comer Guest

    The old Connectix trick of holding down the CTRL key while
    Cool, I had never heard of that trick.
     
    Robert Comer, Jan 4, 2007
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  11. [snip]
    I have to agree, /that's/ really cool. The solution for getting files from
    a .msi-installer is a tool I've come across shortly, "lessmsi.exe". Do
    a google for"Lessmsierables" - you speak french? ;-)

    Regards,

    Kai-Uwe
     
    Kai-Uwe v. d. Ohe, Jan 4, 2007
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