Windows XP from Virtual PC


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Kay Schulz

Hi
I am using a mac and used VirtualPC with Windows XP.
Now I got a MacBook with Intel processor and
want to leverage this Windows XP version.
Virtual PC came with three CDs.
The second contains a zip file named:
Windows XP Professional.vhd.002.zip
I can unzip it but this is all.
Now:
How can I use this XP version, which I do not
need for Virtual PC anymore, for a normal
setup? I also think I need to slipstream
it with SP 2 because the Mac needs it.
Nay idea?
Thanks
Kay
 
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Brian A.

AFAIK VPC doesn't include any version of XP. The .vhd is the virtual hard
drive, in order to use it you need to set up a .vmc (virtual machine).

Run VPC.
In the VPC Console window click File > New Virtual Machine Wizard.
Unless you already have a .vmc created, select to create a new one.
If/when prompted for a .vhd, use the browse button or type in the complete path
including the .vhd name.
After complete the wizard, click once on the .vmc in the window list and click
Settings to configure to your needs.
When configured the way needed click Start.

If no OS is installed on the .vhd you will need to install one.

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Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts:
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
 
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Kay Schulz

Brian said:
AFAIK VPC doesn't include any version of XP. The .vhd is the virtual
hard drive, in order to use it you need to set up a .vmc (virtual machine).
Hi
thanks for the reply. You can order VPC with a Windows or without.
I bought it with XP.The CD clearly indicates it.
So one of the three CDs must contain Xp somewhere somehow
Run VPC. ok

In the VPC Console window click File > New Virtual Machine Wizard.
I have a FIle-> New
but not a New Virtual machine wiazrd
If I go on File->New I get a window with these options:
Install own OS
Install from Virtual PC for Mac-CD
Import from former version
(all translated from german)
So the second options shows that I can install an OS from
the Virtual PC CDs.
Unless you already have a .vmc created, select to create a new one.
If/when prompted for a .vhd, use the browse button or type in the
complete path including the .vhd name.
After complete the wizard, click once on the .vmc in the window list and
click Settings to configure to your needs.
When configured the way needed click Start.

If no OS is installed on the .vhd you will need to install one.

I lost you here.
Sorry.
I have an XP running within VPC.
Kay
 
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Brian A.

You don't mention which version of VPC for Mac you have, yet this article
should help to get it running.

How to create virtual machines in Virtual PC for Mac version 6.1
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825469/en-us?spid=2958&sid=global

If the above doesn't help, see:
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/support.aspx



--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts:
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
 
K

Kay Schulz

Brian said:
You don't mention which version of VPC for Mac you have, yet this
article should help to get it running.

How to create virtual machines in Virtual PC for Mac version 6.1
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825469/en-us?spid=2958&sid=global

If the above doesn't help, see:
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/support.aspx
Hi Brian,
it is Version 7.0.2
I do not understand why I need to create a virtual machine.
All I want is to use my windows xp which came with virtual
pc as a normal xp copy. So I can install it without virtual pc
on another computer.
Kay
 
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Brian A.

Kay said:
Hi Brian,
it is Version 7.0.2
I do not understand why I need to create a virtual machine.
All I want is to use my windows xp which came with virtual
pc as a normal xp copy. So I can install it without virtual pc
on another computer.
Kay

You may not have to but it's not something I can comment on since I don't use
VPC for MAC. I don't know what the EULA entails or if it's even possible to
install the XP that came with it outside of a VPC. If the license allows it to
be installed separately from a VPC, there may be a way to get at the setup files
or set up a .vmc running XP and then slipstream XP onto a CD/DVD. To find out
what you want you need to check out the support options link I provided in the
previous response.

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts:
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
 
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