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Where Is Xp Mode Installed?


Windows 7 ultimate x64. I ran the installation for xp mode. At the end of the installation there was a check-box to run xp mode on exiting the installer. I unchecked as i had some other things to do. I am now trying to find how to start xp mode. There isn't anything on the start menu for xp mode so how do i start it the first time?

On a side note - why is the installation package so dumb about where to uncompress its files to?  The installation package was on an internal sata drive with almost 300 gb free in the partition. The c: drive is on a sata drive with 183 gb free in the partition. So where does the install uncompress to - to my x: drive which is an external usb drive. Needless to say the file copying was a bit long.


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Xp Mode Installed With Little Ram By Default

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Posted On: 2010-02-19 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Evga nvidea gts-250 video
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Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Os: windows 7
Motherboard: asus sk8v
Chipset: k8t800

My sound card:
sound blaster live! (Wdm)
Model: sb0200

This issue is:

The speaker icon on the bottom right of the tool bar has a red x indicating the following under the "playback tab": "no audio devices are installed".

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"Logitech"
"Microphone (pro 4000)"
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I think that is my card because:
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Posted On: 2010-01-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I have ran the memtest. I have prowled the bios for any way to better control the memory. I'm left with believing that the problems originates from windows 7 and i hope there is a fix for it soon. I'm gonna try restoring windows to about a week ago and see if my memory returns.


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Posted On: 2009-12-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-03 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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

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Posted On: 2010-08-18 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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