Monday, June 29, 2009

LUA bug for Windows 7 XP Mode setup

There are 2 files that need to be installed for XP mode. Installation of Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu went OK, but VirtualWindowsXP.msi gave an error – your administrator prevented the installation.

To install correctly, I had to Shift+Right Click on the VirtualWindowsXP.msi, and click Run as a different user.

Once it is installed, clicking on Start>Programs>Windows Virtual PC>Virtual Windows XP will bring up this window.

And after some time, we’ve got XP in the virtual machine.

A differencing disk is used. If your computer has several users using XP mode, this could turn out to be a substantial saving on disk space, since only changes to the base XP image is saved in the each user’s virtual hard disk.

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