Windows Xp mode on windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by nxym, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. nxym

    nxym New Member

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    Hey
    i installed all the components needed for xp mode.
    but after installing, i dont know what to do. there is the windows virtual pc. i open it and it prompts to create a virtual machine. after some clickings, i made one but when i run the virtual machine it says, "Start up disk could not be written into"
    what should i do?
     
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    This message is referring to the vm's system disk, a .vhd file, which is just another
    file as far as the host OS is concerned.

    1) Make sure that the disk with your virtual machine disk file is not full or write-protected
    2) Check permissions for the .vhd file, it will need to have "modify" for both the XP mode and the user who is trying to start the vm.
     

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