Tuesday, June 26, 2012 4:42 PMI have used the XP mode to run an older version (7) of Crystal Reports. It have worked well for almost 2 years. Now I can't open it. Except for Microsoft Windows updates I don't think I have installed anything except for Skype.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:08 AMModerator
It seems that people are constantly running into problems running Virtual PC on laptop systems with advanced power management. The reason for this is that Virtual PC is very demanding on hardware and has very strict timing requirements.
Problems start happening when these laptops tweak with things that we rely on. This can either be caused when the laptop changes the CPU frequency too often, or when the laptop actually powers down sections of the system that we are depend on in order to conserve power. When this happens the user can see a variety of problems; ranging from sporadic pauses and bursts, virtual machines running too fast or too slow, repeated keystrokes or missing keystrokes to other timing related problems.
The single biggest eater of CPU resources is probably Aero. You may test turning Aero off to lower the power demands, and seeing if the problem disappears.
In case it does, you may set Aero to turn off automatically when and only when VPC is run, by right-clicking its executable, choosing Properties / Compatibility and checking “Disable desktop composition”.
Monday, July 02, 2012 12:07 AM
I am not running it on a laptop. It's running on a desktop, Dell Vostro 430, Intel i5, 3GB RAM.
The only thing that may have changed besides Windows updates is that Skype was installed.
Monday, July 02, 2012 1:21 AMWhat happens when you double-click it to start it?
Monday, July 02, 2012 3:26 AM
I noticed from some posts to others that seemed to have similar problems that they had problems after installing a webcamera. I had installed Skype. I uninstalled Skype and the associated Sonix USB 2.0 camera driver. It worked. XP mode opened.
My only problem now is I'm having trouble associating the proper database to my program (Crystal Reports 7) running in XP mode. Any suggestions.
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:23 AMModerator
Tomper, i would like to suggest you to contact this software tech support.