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How To Run Files Needing MS Virtual Machine On Win 7 & 8

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:44 pm
by Sulla
Most if not all of the tools for CC were written way back when and often, although the games have been updated, the tools have not.

There is a simple way of getting all of these to run, via MS Virtual Machine and XP Mode. You will also need MS Virtual Java Machine which MS stopped in 2003. All downloads are available on this page. If you are unsure, use one of the links to the actual MS site for more detailed info and more languages etc.

How does Windows XP Mode work?

Windows XP Mode works in two ways—both as a virtual operating system and as a way to open programs within Windows 7. It runs in a separate window on the Windows 7 desktop, much like a program, except it's a fully-functional, fully-licensed version of Windows XP. In Windows XP Mode, you can access your physical computer's CD/DVD drive, install programs, save files, and perform other tasks as if you were using a computer running Windows XP.

When you install a program in Windows XP Mode, the program appears in both the Windows XP Mode list of programs and in the Windows 7 list of programs, so you can open the program directly from Windows 7.

Full link and explanation here:
Windows XP Mode works in two ways—both as a virtual operating system and as a way to open programs within Windows 7. - MS Link




You will need to download Windows Virtual PC Here
http://closecombat.org/Downloads/Windows6.1-KB958559-x64-RefreshPkg.msu.zip
Windows Virtual PC is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology. You can use it to run more than one operating system at the same time on one computer, and to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from a computer running Windows 7.
Windows Virtual PC supports the following Host and Guest Operating systems:
Host: Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise.
More info here: Info on Windows Virtual PC Here - MS Link




Installing and using Windows XP Mode
To use Windows XP Mode, you need to download and install Windows XP Mode, and Windows Virtual PC, the program that runs virtual operating systems on your computer.
When you install a program in Windows XP Mode, the program becomes available for use in both Windows XP Mode and Windows 7.
Download Windows XP Mode Here
Info from MS Here:
Windows XP Mode Information an Download Center




Microsoft Virtual Java Machine [Wont run on win7/8]
MS Virtual Java Machine - Circa 2003 Download

LEGAL STUFF - Have to write it in now :(
PLEASE READ THE ABOVE CAREFULLY AND IF UNSURE VISIT THE MS SITE FOR MORE INFO. THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE COMES WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE AT ALL.