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Can Xp Mode Base Vhd File Be Moved?


I told it to put the vhd drives on the physical "d" drive where there is more space. I had no idea this new-fangled windows virtual pc would ignore my clear instructions and waste space on my system drive, dropping files and folders from the virtual stuff on c: instead of d where i told it. I guess i'll do a system restore, put the old file in the c:program files folder from the last backup and then go through my usersdarryl folders (all of them) to find stuff the test install i just did got dropped on my physical system. Maybe i'll see if i can run virtual pc 2007 or sun's virtual box or something that listens to clear instructions! 

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Files Are Not Moved To Recycle Bin

My hard disk has two partitions: one is for software and the other is for data (documents, pictures, etc. ) When i delete a file from the software partition, windows asks: "are you sure you want to move this file to the recycle bin?" But when i delete a file from the data partition, windows asks: "are you sure you want to permanently delete this file?" When i view the properties of my recycle bin, neither partition has a check mark in "don't move files to the recycle bin.

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Posted On: 2010-04-19 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I run windows devices and it said my dell -studio 1555 had troubleshoot issues, i tried fixing them as it said my base system device needed a update but it couldn't find one and couldn't find a online solution.


Posted On: 2010-01-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-05 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-10 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I want to skip the step of renaming it each time. I want to just associate the files with the zip viewer. In fact i don't need to associate it, just open-with a single time: i know if i can do it once, it will always be an available option on the right-click context menu of the files.

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Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

How To Get Programs From Old Windows File Into Win 7 Programs File ?

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Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Xp Mode

Why can't microsoft assist with a windows 7 issue that has not been resolved in the three weeks since i installed the os? Microsoft support has not yet found a resolution to my efforts of getting xp mode to work on my computer.

1. I have installed windows 7 professional in 64 bit on a new 1tb hard drive.

2. Virtualization is turned on inbios.

3. I am running a 3. 22 intel cpu. My ram is 4gb.

4. I have downloaded, installed and uninstalled xp modeand windows virtual pc at least a dozen times over the past three weeks.

5. I am the administrator and only user of this machine.

Yet every time i attempt to install xp mode, i always get a pop-up window that says: "the virtual machine configuration could not be created. User does not have sufficient access right. " The windows 7 forums have not helped. Does anyone at microsoft have any ideas how to fix this program?

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Posted On: 2010-03-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Classic Mode

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I really just want my os to be clean and simple to use like in classic mode. Just tell me how to set w7 back to the clean and simple classic mode that made my computer so easy to use please. Otherwise i see no real reason to justify spending $200 on yet another 'you gotta have this' piece of software that really only offers a small handful of features that i will use.


Posted On: 2009-10-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Virtual Xp Mode

I'm testing running the virtual xp mode machine off it's own nic instead of natting. First i installed via nat and all works well but when downloading on either machine, one slows. So i decided to install a separate nic, told the virtual machine that was it's connection, and now it's running off of it's own ip, etc. The problem now is that it seems to have slowed the opening of programs on the virtual machine. Are there other settings i'm not configuring to make the virtual machine respond like it's suppose to?

Posted On: 2010-02-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Xp Mode Problem

I bought windows 7 professional, because my kids have games that need xp to run. I dl'ed and installed xp mode and virtual pc, installed zoo tycoon 2 for my son and i'm getting a no video memory error message. If i'm getting this error message when trying to run zoo tycoon 2, how in the world am i going to be able to run autocad 2005? Did microsoft sell us a bunch of lies? After reading some interesting articles about xp mode i'm now discovering that my anti-virus doesn't even provide me any protection while in xp mode.

Can anyone out there provide me some real answers as to why i need xp mode and how i can get it to work?


Posted On: 2010-03-04 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-22 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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I got an information from one web site about windows 7 god mode.

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The trick is also said to work in windows vista, although some are warning that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of vista, it can cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.
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Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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I have read many postings across the internet and the various microsoft offerings and none have solved the issue at hand.microsoft state that when an xp application is invoked seamlessly or xp mode is invoked i should be able to share the native printers that have been set up in windows 7.
This is not so.

It is not possible to "see" the native printers from with xp mode, nor is it possible for the invoked applications to print, nor is it possible to add a printer to the xp mode. I am running on a toshiba t130 which is equipped with a non hardware assisted virtualization processor. I have pressed ahead with the installation of windows 7 and the xp mode etc on advise from toshiba and microsoft. This now represents a significant investment of time and money bot of which are in short supply. Please do not now tell me that hav is essential - contrary to current documentation etc.

Questions :-
1. I have no tools tab on my installation of the xp mode within the virtual machine. Is this because there is no hav present on this machine? Obviously all the tutorials etc refer to this.
2. If this is the case please can someone direct me to correct document for the windows 7 virtual pc and xp mode where hav is not available. - I do not actually believe that any such documentation exists.

3. Please can some one explain how to add a printer to xp mode. I have been through a zillion forums where every one states this is as easy as falling off a log - but to my extreme frustration no one actually explains how this is done. Indeed at this time i do not believe that it can be achieved.

4. In the absence of any ability to print directly from applications invoked from the xp mode what alternative process is available.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Xp Mode Too Slow

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Mastercam dealer told me that is the computer not running fast enough because the program run much faster on a old regular xp machine. In fact the task manager in xp mode, shows me only one core processor (although the computer has dual core, which is visible in w7 task manager) which is used 100% anytime i do any small task in mastercam.

Has the virtual xp mode just an emergency use under w7 and is it known to be slower? Will i get better result from xp if i downgrade from windows 7 to xp pro?


Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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3 microsoft vista configuration course accredited and even this has got me stumped. I have tried repair etc. I had ie8 when using xpand vista and it always and so does this come up when open, bottom left "with errors on page". Same protection on both pc and laptop prior to migration.


Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .