Fixing a missing “Create Virtual Machine” option [Windows Virtual PC]

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Some people are finding that when they install Windows Virtual PC, their Virtual Machines folder does not have the option to Create Virtual Machine.  If this happens to you – there are three options that you can try:

  1. When in the Virtual Machines folder, press “Alt” to open the menu.  Select Tools and then Folder options…. On the dialog that is opened click Restore Defaults.  Once you have done this, log out and log back in to see if the Create Virtual Machine option is now present.

  2. If this doesn’t work – try running the registry file that is attached to this blog post, and restarting the computer.  This registry file deletes any custom settings for your folder views – and sets things back to their clean state.

  3. If neither of these options works – you can manually start the new virtual machine wizard by going to your system drive and running:
  4. “\Windows\System32\VPCWizard.exe”


Attachment: DeleteFolderViewState.reg
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  • please help me to correct disk problem so i can play pogo games ty

  • Thanks, The registry file fixed my folder.


  • margaret ruth staley -

    You will have to provide more details for me to be able to help you.



  • I have Windows 7 Ultimate but this executable is not present on my machine. What is the deal on that?

  • Fred -

    You need to install and enable Windows Virtual PC first.



  • Happend to me too.

    While trying Option 1 "Create Virtual Machine" showed up for a second and vanished again.

    Option 2 helped me out.

    Thx Ben!

  • The registry file worked like a charm! Thanks Ben!

  • I deleted the my Parallels Virtual Machine by accident and can not find it anywhere. Is all of my info lost? I'm an accountant and have hundreds of Tax Returns and Quickbooks on Parallels. I don't have an external back-up drive. Thoughts?

  • Thanks for the help, Ben.  I skipped the first two options and just put a shortcut in the folder to the executable in #3.  Works wonderful.

  • Copy these contents to a text file and rename it to "doit.reg" then double click it. Press "yes"  :

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]

    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]

    "BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell]


  • Fixed at step 2. Thanks for the assist!

  • Thank you very much.

    This is working great!

  • Wow that resisty change worked for me!

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Fixing a missing “Create Virtual Machine” option [Windows Virtual PC]