Windows 7 Thread, Can I convert a VirtualPC to XPMode in Technical; I'm replacing 7 teacher desktop machines and the new ones are Win7 Pro.
I've sucessfully used Disk2vhd to convert the ...
26th July 2011, 02:18 PM #1
Can I convert a VirtualPC to XPMode
I'm replacing 7 teacher desktop machines and the new ones are Win7 Pro.
I've sucessfully used Disk2vhd to convert the Y6 old XP machine to a VirtualPC but I'd like to make this VM the default XPMode one.
Anyone done this - is it possible?
27th July 2011, 09:02 AM #2
Should be possible, kind of. The XP mode stuff is just a VHD but with special extentions installed. Your XP image will obviously not have access to these bundled extentions so stuff like seamless windows and VM to host app publishing would not work.
Your best bet may be customing a default XPM VHD then distributing that to each PC.
27th July 2011, 11:07 AM #3
That's the bits I'd like it for
Your XP image will obviously not have access to these bundled extentions so stuff like seamless windows and VM to host app publishing would not work.
27th July 2011, 11:39 AM #4
Can you not put the windows xp mode on the windows 7 and then mount the vhd as a virtual os like you did with virtual pc on windows xp. We used this when I was on some of the microsoft courses to run windows xp, windows 7 2003 and 2008. I admit running so many virtual machines on a pc made it very slow but it did work.
27th July 2011, 11:49 AM #5
30th July 2011, 02:24 PM #6
I found some stuff in the book I was reading on Holiday regarding what you are trying to do. Basically you can install the integration features, apply the update to allow remote app and then sysprep the image. Then you put the VHD where you wan't it and use a script called CreateVirtualMachine.wsf which is supposedly available from MS.
I have no idea if this works as I have just read about it.
Thanks to ChrisH from:
SimpleSi (31st July 2011)
30th July 2011, 03:10 PM #7
If not, is it is just data you need? How about just adding the drive from your existing VHDs to the default XP mode one and customising from there.
30th July 2011, 06:49 PM #8
A patch to enable RemoteApp support can be downloaded here:
Install that on the machine you've created, along with the normal Virtual PC integration components, and it basically does the same thing as the XP Mode image.
Thanks to AngryTechnician from:
SimpleSi (31st July 2011)
10th August 2011, 04:04 PM #9
24th February 2012, 11:08 AM #10
One modification (after doing another machine)
Try installing integration features via tools menu - IF it doesn't seem to work - then try going by a virtual CD drive that should be in My Computer.
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