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    How can I delete a "local disk"?

    Thanks for your expertise and patience in dealing with someone less than computer savvy. I don't foresee installing XP again on this computer; however, I was wondering why the partition is so large. It only has about 1.5g worth of information, buy will only shrink to 29g.....is this normal?
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    How can I delete a "local disk"?

    What if I leave the XP D: drive, but just reduce its size to a minimum? How can I perform that task? That way, I will not have to worry about loosing drivers or other abilities that the Sony computer originally had.
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    How can I delete a "local disk"?

    Thanks! .....I'm going to read this a few times and think; which can be difficult.
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    How can I delete a "local disk"?

    Thanks. I attempted to delete the partition, but it is denoted as "active" and it cannot delete it. It was once one side of the dual boot system. I thinking there has to be a way to make it not-active? ....but I haven't found that yet.
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    How can I delete a "local disk"?

    How can I delete a "local disk" on my hard disk drive that I never use or need? I plan on replacing my SATA drive with an SSD and want it a single disk prior to the transfer.
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    Windows virtual PC loading issue

    Ah, I figured that Windows might have known that designing the software. With that in mind, what direction should I go? (sorry to ask such potentially uneducated questions :-)
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    ...as far as an XP emulator goes?

    Thanks for all your knowledge!
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    Windows virtual PC loading issue

    I am installing "Windows XP Mode - Windows Virtual PC" that gets stuck in "Starting the virtual machine..." as it keeps trying to do this work over and over to infinity; help! The computer is a 2012 i5 MacBook Pro with 16ram and I have Windows 7 loaded on Parallels 11. Any ideas??
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    ...as far as an XP emulator goes?

    I tried loading Windows 7 on the Vaio and it turned on the wifi automatically, the battery however doesn't know to charge yet. I'm performing the updates (some will stick, others will not as its a 32) and then download the updates from Sony. Question about Bootcamp: is there a way to migrate...
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    ...as far as an XP emulator goes?

    Thanks, I'll read up on that. Secondly, no, the Vaio doesn't recognize any of the devices, so neither does the VM.
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    ...as far as an XP emulator goes?

    Again, cool info. First, the Vaio's wifi switch light is off, so I'm assuming the Vaio is driverless; and there is no support from Sony. Second, I didn't know I could run Boot Camp and install the Windows OS directly on the Mac. I tried that feet on a 1,1 Mac Pro in '06 and ran into nothing...
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    ...as far as an XP emulator goes?

    Thanks for the info! I'll try the XP auto updates, if I can get the XP on the Vaio to find the Ethernet or Wifi; the drivers were Vista based, so that's an issue. I'm stuck on that machine. Any help here would be kicking (it's a 15" screen, better for CAD) However, the MacBook has the Windows...
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    ...as far as an XP emulator goes?

    Thanks for the info, very helpful. I have tried -for kicks- loading the '02 XP and there seems to be no way to get any updates at all; every googled portal takes me to the same dumb page trying to make me feel better and purchase Windows 10.....ug. Anywho, my 'host' machine is a MacBook with 16...
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    ...as far as an XP emulator goes?

    Oh, thanks for the info, it wasn't clear. Two questions: 1) I have a copy of XP that I could load on Virtualbox, but the rub there is it's not supported and there's no way to get updates to make it even run a browser so I can utilize email. Is there another way to get XP updates from the '02...
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    ...as far as an XP emulator goes?

    i was looking at Microsoft's Community about XP emulator installation on Windows 7 and I saw a plug for "Virtualbox" that looked interesting, but I've never heard of it. What's the best route? .....in your humble opinions; thanks!!!!!!
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    Vista restoration problem

    I was looking and it seems windows 7 professional is the only OS like that I can find locally; will it mount up on this old Vaio? ...or, is it best to buy a newer (old now) laptop with it already installed? If so on the latter, what's the best laptop (15 inch screen is nice) that ran that in you...
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    Vista restoration problem

    One question while I'm attempting this craziness haha: since XP isn't supported anymore, if I cannot resurrect Vaio's head, isn't there a new OS that has an XP imitator that you can run old stuff on in a window in the new OS?
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    Vista restoration problem

    Well, everything I've tried so far had little chance too; thanks!
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    Vista restoration problem

    Thanks for your amazing assistance; forgive my limited knowledge as I am an architect of the old days not the new Um, no, the mirrored one doesn't seem to be encrypted, it is visible on the XP explorer I loaded on the new HD (in my vain attempts to do something), but I don't know how to get it...
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