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  • I was told that with a separate XP license, which I have, that I could download and add virtualization to Windows Home Premium edition.  My hardware is virtualization capable.  Is that true that I can run virtualization within Vindows 7 Home Premium without doing a dual boot?
    Monday, November 23, 2009 8:05 PM

Answers

  • Hello both.

    I want to clarify something. If fact WVPC is aimed for Pro and so on versions as well as XP Mode, but, You can install perfectly WVPC on your home premium.

    To do that select a PRO version for example and download de WVPC, select language and 32 or 64 bit.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx 

    What you can not do:
    RUN XP MODE option in your Program Files, XP Mode detect your home premium version, then do not  waste time downloading the image.
    Assuming in PRO and so on versions de XP icense is embeded, then if you wnt to  install some OS system, you must have the apropiate licence.


    But you can integrate de same XP MODE functionalities with this:

    After download the Renmote APP utility, this is preinstaled  in the XP MODE vhd, but you can of course install it in others XP or Vista guest OS's
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e5433d88-685f-4036-b435-570ff53598cd&displaylang=en

    REMEMBER: You need VT technology to run WVPC for INtel or AMD.

    Then you can activate the integration and APP publishing options.

    I have a EVAL_DEMO XPsp3 vhd (downladed from MS) running for this test and is working fine. I can see the APP running inside XP in my Program's Menu and work with USB and other integrations functionalities.

    Regards







    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:08 PM
  • Yes, it's possible.  Just download a virtualization program, Windows VPC, VPC2007, VMWare, etc.
    Windows VPC is not just for Ult, Pro, and Ent. editions: http://smudj.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/windows-virtual-pc-is-not-just-for-pro-and-ultimate/

    WinVPC direct download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2b6d5c18-1441-47ea-8309-2545b08e11dd
    Monday, November 23, 2009 8:09 PM
  • Windows 7 XP Mode is available only for Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7. You don't have any of those versions. You will not be able to install Windows 7 XP Mode on your machine. Windows 7 Virtual PC can be installed on Starter, Home, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate versions of Windows 7. See http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

    If you have a 64-bit version of Windows 7, install the 64-bit version of Virtual PC. Otherwise, install the 32-bit version. In case you are wondering, the 64-bit version of Virtual PC does not support 64-bit guest operatins systems. All versions of Virtual PC only support 32-bit guest operating systems.

    Once you have Virtual PC installed on your machine, you can create your own XP virtual machine using XP media you own. The download for XP Mode is only for Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise versions of Windows 7 Virtual PC installed. What "get another system to install in Windows Virtual PC" means is that you'll have to use your own media to create an XP virtual machine instead of downloading the prebuilt XP virtual machine contained in the XP Mode download.
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 5:27 PM
  • Hi Fcarter,

    Sorry if my explanation is unclear.

    As people mentioned above, when we go to this site and choose Windows 7 Home edtition, it will not allow us download Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode, which seems like both programs are not available in Home edition. That is not correct. We can still download and install Windows Virtual PC on Home edition systems, but XP Mode cannot be installed. Thus if we would like to get a guest Windows XP system, we will need to get a Windows XP installation disk to do it. This is what I mean "another system to install in Windows Virtual PC".
    Friday, November 27, 2009 4:27 AM

All replies

  • Yes, it's possible.  Just download a virtualization program, Windows VPC, VPC2007, VMWare, etc.
    Windows VPC is not just for Ult, Pro, and Ent. editions: http://smudj.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/windows-virtual-pc-is-not-just-for-pro-and-ultimate/

    WinVPC direct download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2b6d5c18-1441-47ea-8309-2545b08e11dd
    Monday, November 23, 2009 8:09 PM
  • It can be installed but we cannot install the XP Mode. So you will need to get another system to install in Windows Virtual PC.
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:53 AM
  • I don't understand.  What do you mean to get another system to install in Windows Virtual PC?  I had plann don installing the Vindows 7 Home Premium and then downloading the VPC.  Can I not then install the XP onto the virtual PC?  I also read that I have to upgrade to XP SP3.  I'm not sure how that would be done when it's not the primary OS.  Do I need to just get Windows 7 Pro instead and avoid the hassle?
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 5:04 PM
  • Windows 7 XP Mode is available only for Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7. You don't have any of those versions. You will not be able to install Windows 7 XP Mode on your machine. Windows 7 Virtual PC can be installed on Starter, Home, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate versions of Windows 7. See http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

    If you have a 64-bit version of Windows 7, install the 64-bit version of Virtual PC. Otherwise, install the 32-bit version. In case you are wondering, the 64-bit version of Virtual PC does not support 64-bit guest operatins systems. All versions of Virtual PC only support 32-bit guest operating systems.

    Once you have Virtual PC installed on your machine, you can create your own XP virtual machine using XP media you own. The download for XP Mode is only for Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise versions of Windows 7 Virtual PC installed. What "get another system to install in Windows Virtual PC" means is that you'll have to use your own media to create an XP virtual machine instead of downloading the prebuilt XP virtual machine contained in the XP Mode download.
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 5:27 PM
  • Hello both.

    I want to clarify something. If fact WVPC is aimed for Pro and so on versions as well as XP Mode, but, You can install perfectly WVPC on your home premium.

    To do that select a PRO version for example and download de WVPC, select language and 32 or 64 bit.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx 

    What you can not do:
    RUN XP MODE option in your Program Files, XP Mode detect your home premium version, then do not  waste time downloading the image.
    Assuming in PRO and so on versions de XP icense is embeded, then if you wnt to  install some OS system, you must have the apropiate licence.


    But you can integrate de same XP MODE functionalities with this:

    After download the Renmote APP utility, this is preinstaled  in the XP MODE vhd, but you can of course install it in others XP or Vista guest OS's
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e5433d88-685f-4036-b435-570ff53598cd&displaylang=en

    REMEMBER: You need VT technology to run WVPC for INtel or AMD.

    Then you can activate the integration and APP publishing options.

    I have a EVAL_DEMO XPsp3 vhd (downladed from MS) running for this test and is working fine. I can see the APP running inside XP in my Program's Menu and work with USB and other integrations functionalities.

    Regards







    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:08 PM
  • Yes, that's quite correct. For those who have Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7, it isn't necessary to download XP Mode to get the features of XP Mode. You can create your own XP or Vista virtual machines and install RAIL to get the XP Mode type of functionality.
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 10:56 PM
  • Hi Fcarter,

    Sorry if my explanation is unclear.

    As people mentioned above, when we go to this site and choose Windows 7 Home edtition, it will not allow us download Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode, which seems like both programs are not available in Home edition. That is not correct. We can still download and install Windows Virtual PC on Home edition systems, but XP Mode cannot be installed. Thus if we would like to get a guest Windows XP system, we will need to get a Windows XP installation disk to do it. This is what I mean "another system to install in Windows Virtual PC".
    Friday, November 27, 2009 4:27 AM
  • Hi Shaon, exactly, you should get your XP CD or ISO and install it from scrath.

    Regards,
    Friday, November 27, 2009 2:21 PM
  • no accident and it does not run even after control panel -> compatibilty tool

    compatibilty don't work.

    i will have to try vmware instead.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 5:33 PM