XP Install forever

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Andre Da Costa, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Hello,

    I am installing Windows XP in Virtual PC 2004 with an allocated amount of
    185Mbs of RAM out of 512, but I notice when I switch Windows to do a
    separate task, XP does not move until I switch back to Virtual PC window.

    For instance, its is now at Finalizing installation - 9 minutes left. When I
    switch to do some else and come go back to the Virtual XP installation in
    about 2 to 3 minutes it still says "Finalizing installation - 9 minutes
    left" and then starts to slowly move, what could be wrong here? Its almost
    VPC 2004 is sensing what I'm doing, like it wants my constant attention and
    Andre Da Costa, Apr 5, 2005
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  2. Andre Da Costa

    GaryM Guest

    Yes, VPC wants your "constant attention and affection" (lol), but it will
    become more self-reliant and less needy if you make sure the "Run Virtual PC
    at maximum speed" option is ticked in the "Performance" section of the
    options. Also remember that installation of an OS in a Guest is the slowest
    operation you'll likely encounter, because performance will nearly always
    improve when you install the Additions after the OS is fully installed.
    Cheers, Andre.

    GaryM, Apr 5, 2005
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  3. Thanks Gary. ;-) It installed perfectly anyway.
    Andre Da Costa, Apr 5, 2005
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