XP Mode as "Server"

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Karl E. Peterson, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Hi --

    You can't load FrontPage Extensions in Windows 7, apparently, so it
    looks like the only choice I have to keep my FrontPage webs local will
    be to stick them in an XP Mode VM. I have this working just fine.

    Question: How to activate this VM at startup? Do I need to just stick
    some minor little application on it, and have that in my startup group?

    Thanks... Karl
    Karl E. Peterson, Dec 2, 2009
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  2. Karl E. Peterson was thinking very hard :
    Apparently, I was out-thinking myself. I figured, why not just install
    FrontPage 2003 on that VM!? Well, uh, when I do, then try to start it,
    I'm told:

    To open a virtual application, the virtual machine must be closed.

    Huh. That seems rather odd...
    Karl E. Peterson, Dec 2, 2009
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  3. Karl E. Peterson expressed precisely :
    OKAY!!! This is seriously cool! :)

    So I close the VM, and fire up FrontPage from the Start Menu under XP
    Mode. Hot damn, it works. The webs on that VM are totally available.

    And, oddly enough, even after I close all instances of FrontPage, the
    webs are still accessible via browser from the host. WTF's up with
    that? Apparently, it's hibernated? But if that's so, then how can the
    web pages be so snappy?

    Inquiring minds...
    Karl E. Peterson, Dec 2, 2009
  4. Karl E. Peterson

    Bill Grant Guest

    The vm does not hibernate immediately. It is on a timer so that you get
    quick response to repeat requests. It only hibernates when the timer runs
    down (about five minutes).

    The other thing you saw happens if you have been using the vm directly. It
    has to log you out so that the remote app can use the machine.
    Bill Grant, Dec 2, 2009
  5. Bill Grant presented the following explanation :
    Yeah, that did ultimately happen. I guess that makes sense. Almost
    like someone thought about this. :)
    Well, it's like one of those "gotta see it" kinda things. I like it.
    Karl E. Peterson, Dec 2, 2009
  6. Karl E. Peterson

    KissThis Guest

    It's called RTFM
    KissThis, Dec 2, 2009
  7. KissThis used his keyboard to write :
    Bite me.
    Karl E. Peterson, Dec 2, 2009
  8. Karl E. Peterson

    KissThis Guest

    Snappy response moron. Why don't you do a little leg work instead of
    KissThis, Dec 3, 2009
  9. KissThis wrote :
    What would ever brighten /your/ day, then? Luser...
    Karl E. Peterson, Dec 3, 2009
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