Windows Virtual PC Beta

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by jorgensen, May 1, 2009.

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    jorgensen, May 1, 2009
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    Bo Berglund Guest

    And where do you find "Windows Virtual PC Beta" on this download page?
    All I can see are the various downloads for Windows 7 RC, but no
    Virtual PC appears...

    Windows 7 Beta and RC have been discussed here recently and if you
    refer to "Windows Virtual PC Beta" as the function to install legacy
    applications in Windows 7 in a headless VirtualPC XP guest, then there
    is no separate download for this as far as I can see...
     
    Bo Berglund, May 1, 2009
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    jorgensen Guest

    It's not there, but have been moved to this section.

    Applications->Windows Virtual PC->Windows Virtual PC Beta and Windows XP
    Mode Beta
     
    jorgensen, May 2, 2009
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    Bo Berglund Guest

    Thanks, I found it now.
    Unfortunately it's useless for me since my DELL PC does not support VT
    and it seems to be *required*. :-(

    BTW concerning MS File Transfer Manager:
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    Whenever I start a download from MSN FTM opens up with a bunch of
    message dialogs complaining about missing sessions etc. I have to
    click a number of dialog buttons to get to the actual download.
    When I am finally there the "Current Transfers" window displays a list
    of my old already finished downloads, which are listed as canceled
    rather than completed.
    (Right now: Windows 7 beta, Windows 7 RC, Windows Virtual PC beta,
    which are all 100% completed downloads...)

    I think that FTM does not correctly handle completed downloads, but I
    see no way to manually remove these entries from the list to prepare
    for the next download.
    Is there anyone here who can advice what to do about it??
     
    Bo Berglund, May 2, 2009
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    Bo Berglund Guest

    Forté Free Agent, Thunderbird and others...
     
    Bo Berglund, May 4, 2009
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    Robert Comer Guest

    I have installed the beta on Windows 7 RC. I am running XP SP3 in the VM.
    You install the integration components...
    Could be the video driver on your host that's slower, hard to tell.
    The 16-bit is a byproduct of the integration components, if you
    disabled them in the settings for the VM, you can get 32-bit color and
    probably better performance. There seems to be something going on
    with video performance and the integration components on some PC's
    right now. (but not all)
    But since it now uses a modified RDP protocol, that's not a limitation
    any more for supported OS's. (it's not limited to the S3 chipset
    anymore.)
    Yep. I personally like the seamless apps the best myself.
    I personally use Agent, but you could use OE6 in Windows XP mode
    (seamless). <g>
     
    Robert Comer, May 4, 2009
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    Robert Comer Guest

    I have installed the beta on Windows 7 RC. I am running XP SP3 in the VM.
    Gak, not sure what I was writing there I just wanted to say they're
    called integration components.
     
    Robert Comer, May 4, 2009
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  10. I love the way Agent works, no lags or delays like forums...I can just
    pull down my newsgroups and read and reply.
     
    Steve Jain [MVP], May 4, 2009
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    Robert Comer Guest

    Space bar works for navigation in Agent too. (next page / next
    message if at the bottom of the message)
     
    Robert Comer, May 4, 2009
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    Dave Warren Guest

    I use "space" to navigate in Agent too. I navigate exclusively with the
    keyboard, using "Space", "x" and "backspace" while reading.
     
    Dave Warren, May 4, 2009
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    Bo Berglund Guest

    If you start in a specific NG with a number of unread messages, SPACE
    moves to the next unread message in the NG.

    Once you reach the end of unread messages SPACE will move to the next
    NG in the groups pane and the next SPACE will select the first unread
    message there.

    Works quite nicely also in Free Agent (which I use).

    I never used BackSpace before but it looks like it will backtrack the
    messages you have already read.
     
    Bo Berglund, May 4, 2009
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    Dave Warren Guest

    The behaviour of the "Space" bar depends on your current focus.

    Alternatively, go to Options --> Navigation --> Navigation, enable the
    "Single-Key Read views next unread message body" option and space should
    act consistently rather then contextually

    Agent is at it's heart an offline reader, not an online reader, it
    doesn't assume you're online at all times. While you may be online all
    the time, not all of us are, I'm online 98% of the time, but Agent is
    the #1 application I use while flying where wifi is not yet available.
     
    Dave Warren, May 5, 2009
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    jorgensen Guest

    Also, what do we use for newsgroup access in Win 7? WinMail from Vista
    Windows Live Mail is the way to go for Win 7.
     
    jorgensen, May 6, 2009
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    Jane C Guest

    Thunderbird here for newsgroups. Outlook for email :)
     
    Jane C, May 6, 2009
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  17. SeaMonkey (Mozilla suite) rules. Web, email and newsreader all in a single
    application with a Windows menu to switch between them.
     
    David Wilkinson, May 6, 2009
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    robinb Guest

    windows live mail works- in fact that is what I am typing in
     
    robinb, May 7, 2009
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