I'm hoping someone will know how to get my Integration Features to work on my Windows Virtual PC. I've tried everything I can find online, and I can't get this solved. Details follow...
I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a Toshiba Satellite. I set up a Windows Virtual PC* and installed a version of Windows XP Home Edition V2 that I bought a few years back and had run successfully on an old machine. It is a full version, I am the rightful owner, it is not running on any other machines, and I installed and activated it using the original registration key. (*Note: I am NOT using Windows XP Mode. This is Windows XP running on a Windows Virtual PC.)
After I sucessfully installed Windows XP, I installed Integration Features in that Windows Virtual PC ("WVPC" from here on). But I have not been able to get them to work. When I click on Tools in the WVPC screen, Enable Integration Features is grayed out. Under Tools/Settings/IntegrationFeatures I have the box checked to enable at startup (and all other boxes checked).
But still, nothing. For example, I cannot cut from a WVPC application and paste into my Windows 7 applications. I also have no internet connection in WVPC, even though I am connected just fine in Windows 7. The WVPC says I am connected to a LAN, and it's assigning an IP address, but I have no connection when I open a browser. And I cannot print to networked printers from WVPC, though I can print fine from Windows 7. None of the things listed as part of Integration Features actually work.
(Incidentally, when I plug in a USB device, the WVPC does see that device and allows me to connect to it.)
SOLUTIONS I FOUND ONLINE THAT I HAVE TRIED, BUT WHICH HAVE NOT WORKED:
I have added a password to my Windows XP login in the WVPC. And that user is set up as an Administrator with full read/write permissions.
I have shut off the Windows Firewall in WVPC, allowed for Remote Desktop connections, and allowed Incoming Connections, though it shows no clients connected. In Windows 7, in my Home/Work profile, I have File and Printer Sharing turned on, Public Folder Sharing turned on, and I have enabled file sharing for 40- or 56-bit encryption, and I have tried it with both Password Protected Sharing turned on and turned off. Normally, I don't allow file sharing on my machine, but I changed the settings just in case that was what was blocking Integration Features. Nothing helped.
In the Services on the WVPC I have tried setting the Integration Features to start manually and I have tried stopping the service and restarting it. I have stopped the service, restarted the WVPC, and turned the service back on. I have done all possible permutations of automatic/manual between Services and the WVPC Integration settings (both on, both off, one on, etc). Nothing works.
It's worth nothing these two things: First, if I set the Integration Features to manual in services and restart the WVPC, I get the "Install Integration Features" option back in the WVPC Tools dropdown menu. However, if I click on it, the only option it ultimately gives me is to Uninstall Integration Features. Second, when I tell the WVPC not to automatically start Integration Features, whether through Services or using the Tools/Settings drop down menu, I get an error message at Startup that it can't start Integration Features. These two things make me think that Integration Features is correctly installed, and is able to be disabled, and can be recognized as disabled. It's just getting it to WORK that's the problem!
I've just about lost my mind on this. Does anyone have any suggestions? I appreciate your help.
Edited by KevinHren, 06 November 2013 - 12:27 PM.