If you are on Windows XP and planning to UPGRADE...

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by Mike, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Don Degidio

    Don Degidio New Member

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    Strollin,

    I have already installed Win 7 64 Ultimate on a hard drive and installed the virtual machine and XP Pro. My main concern was running Outlook Express. I have the store folder on G drive in folder OE. Running the virtual XP, it won't let me select that folder as my store folder. If I could make a virtual machine out of my existing XP system and run it under Win 7 when needed, that would solve my problem. Eventually I will upgrade my other software to Win 7 64 bit versions.
     
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    Don Degidio New Member

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    It took 3 hrs 10 minutes to install Win7 64 Ultimate with all 138 updates. PCmover took 41 minutes to finish, but only moved 18 of the over 100 programs installed in XP Pro. Have not yet gone back into PCmover to use the Advanced selection. Just wanted to take a break.
     
  3. Don Degidio

    Don Degidio New Member

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    Stroliin,

    I may give this method a try as I do have a Seagate 750GB Hybrid drive with Win7 64 Ultimate installed and also the virtual machine and XP Pro. Did check the link and it looks a little daunting. Wish there was a Youtube video showing the process. :)
     
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    Don Degidio New Member

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    Strollin,

    Was easier than I thought to create a VHD. Downloaded DISK2VHD from MS website and it created a 168GB file for my XP primary drive. Had to rename the .vhdx extension to .vhd for the Virtual PC machine to see the file in Win7.
     
  5. Don Degidio

    Don Degidio New Member

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    Well, no success with the XP Pro VHD because it was larger than 127GB. Should have read about that first when using Disk2VHD. :-(
     

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