XP Mode Newb Questions

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Karl E. Peterson, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Karl E. Peterson

    Pavel A. Guest

    You can try the free Vmware player 3.0.
    It does support Unity mode, shares folders with host and everything else.
    --pa
     
    Pavel A., Dec 1, 2009
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  2. Karl E. Peterson

    Robert Comer Guest

    Unity is not nearly as nice as XP Mode, and Windows VPC also supports
    shared folders and is free...
     
    Robert Comer, Dec 1, 2009
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  3. Karl E. Peterson

    Robert Comer Guest

    I always installed for all users too... <g>
     
    Robert Comer, Dec 1, 2009
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  4. Karl E. Peterson

    Robert Comer Guest

    Sounds a bit devious. :)

    You know me, I'm the "Whatever works" type. <g>
     
    Robert Comer, Dec 1, 2009
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  5. Robert Comer pretended :
    Well, I'm just about to cave and put VMWare on, because no matter what
    I do I simply cannot get the extensions installed on that old physical
    machine I converted to virtual. <sigh>
     
    Karl E. Peterson, Dec 1, 2009
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  6. Karl E. Peterson

    Robert Comer Guest

  7. Robert Comer was thinking very hard :
    No, that I'd understand. This is the XP system I tried to preserve
    before flattening it and putting w7x64 on.

    Another thread this morning actually offered a few clues. I just got
    done uninstalling VPC2004, VPC2007, Virtual Server, and VMWare from it,
    and am now restarting. Think that'll make a difference? <g>

    (This is the box from the "Integration Components won't Install"
    thread.)
     
    Karl E. Peterson, Dec 1, 2009
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  8. Karl E. Peterson

    Robert Comer Guest

    No, that I'd understand. This is the XP system I tried to preserve
    Oh, that one, I remember now.
    I don't know, I hate installer issues like this, they are ALWAYS a
    pain! One thing I've found is there gets to be a permissions problem
    on a P2V, so resetting all the permissions on disk might not be a bad
    thing to try.

    VMWare probably would work for you, though something is definitely
    wrong in your installer setup stuff, so that's probably going to rear
    it's head again.

    The difference between Unity and XP Mode is kind of fundamental and
    you can't really compare the two, Unity is kind of a desktop sharing
    scheme, while XP Mode is more seamless in sharing just application
    windows. In some ways, Unity is more advanced for multiple
    applications, but it gets in the way for me, so I never turn it on. It
    makes more sense running in VMWare Fusion on a Mac, but even there I
    just don't like it. No problem running VM's in a window or full
    screen with VMWare, once you turn off the tabs and extra GUI gobs and
    such. <g>)
     
    Robert Comer, Dec 1, 2009
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  9. Robert Comer has brought this to us :
    Well, after that round of uninstalls, the stupid thing wouldn't boot at
    And to be fair, the system was *thrashed* before I tried virtualizing
    Really, I just need it to work for a few weeks, as I settle into the
    new operating system.
    You make me want to just grit (my teeth) and bear it...
     
    Karl E. Peterson, Dec 1, 2009
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