xp mode (virtual pc) in my win7-ultimate-32 bit

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  1. auditorp

    auditorp New Member

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    i am trying to create a XP mode in win7-ultimate-32 bit to run my legacy 16-bit programs.

    i have downloaded 4 files:

    file 1: WINDOWSXPMODE_EN-US.EXE (492,597,008)
    file 2: WINDOWS6.1-KB958559-X64-REFRESHPKG.MSU (17,091,624)
    file 3: WINDOWS6.1-KB958559-X64.MSU (10,352,728)
    file 4: WINDOWS6.1-KB958559-X86-REFRESHPKG.MSU (16,070,039)

    (btw: i assume the files downloaded are ok for the xp mode in virtual pc)
    (if not, where can i download the proper files - please give me links other than from microsoft)

    in my win7-ultimate-32 bit system:
    i clicked on WINDOWSXPMODE_EN-US.EXE file & finished the installation.
    then, i clicked on WINDOWS6.1-KB958559-X86-REFRESHPKG.MSU file & finished the installation
    i restarted the system
    i clicked on start-all programs, but there was no Windows Virtual Pc folder
    WHERE AM I GOING WRONG ? HAVE I CLICKED THE WRONG FILES.
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley New Member

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    Windows 7 32-bit has a 16-bit emulator. 16-bit applications should run just fine in Windows 7 32-bit. There is no need in having XP Mode to run 16-bit applications in Windows 7 32-bit. It's Windows 7 64-bit that does not emulate 16-bit, instead Windows 7 64-bit has emulation for 32-bit.
     
  3. auditorp

    auditorp New Member

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    many thanks for your inputs.
    i know 16 bit programs run on win7-32 (i have been running them since the last 3 years)
    I WANT MY 16-BIT TO RUN ON A WIN7-64 (btw: i am not shouting, just emphasising)
    THUS, THE NEED TO INSTALL A VIRTUAL XP MODE.
    i am just doing some r&d on my win7-32 system, eventually i need to run my softwares on win7-64 bit.
     

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