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XP MS VirtualPC 2007

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#1 angel11


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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:30 PM

After trying to run MS VirtualPC 2007 (without success) I eventually uninstalled it (with much) trouble.Computer tries to re-boot.Now I can only run in Safe Mode.I am running XP Pro SP3 AMD 3000+ 1.8Ghz cpu and 2gig Ram SIS760 mobo and two Seagate 500gig HDDs Anti Virus is Free AVG.
Thanks for any help.
Also CPU had high cpu usage (100 %) especially using IE8 and Moz Firefox 7 when the computer was working normally before the problem with MS VirtualPC 2007.

Edited by angel11, 02 November 2011 - 01:30 AM.
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#2 hamluis



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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:20 AM

I may be wrong...but looking at the support page for MS Virtual PC...you cannot run it on Win XP systems. It is supported for instllation/use only on Win 7 systems. Host systems indicate systems where it can be installed, while client/guest indicates the versions of Windows which can be run on it.

You can run XP on systems via MS Virtual PC (as client) but not install it (

Per http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/faq.aspx :

"Can I run Windows Virtual PC on a PC running Windows Vista or Windows XP?

No. Windows Virtual PC is an optional component of Windows 7 and is not available for Windows Vista or Windows XP-based PCs.
Can I use Windows Virtual PC to run Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows XP in a virtual machine?

Yes. Windows Virtual PC can run properly-licensed versions of these operating systems in a virtual environment. For requirement details, go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/requirements.aspx."

IMO, there's no telling what happened...but I would guess that your XP install is damaged.

I would:

a. Try to ensure that the application is removed, checking Add/Remove Programs first...then using a program like Revo Uninstaller.

b. I would then probably do a repair install of XP Pro...or at least reinstall SP3, trying the SP3 reinstall first. An alternative to doing a repair install would be to try to run the sfc /scannow command.

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43051.html

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

FWIW: I'm not sure that your current problems have anything to do with VPC 2007. I think I tried to install/use it on my XP Home system and encountered no problems after the experiment.

Any onscreen error messages?


Edited by hamluis, 02 November 2011 - 07:20 AM.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:57 PM

Hello, hamluis you can run Virtual PC on XP Pro you just have to download the right one.

hamluis that is awesome that you got it to run on XP home, I tried on Windows 7 home and it did not work at all.

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