Windows Virtual PC Update – Remember to Upgrade Integration Components

Windows Virtual PC Update – Remember to Upgrade Integration Components

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A couple of people have contacted me and reported performance issues with Windows XP Mode on systems without hardware virtualization support.  One thing that I did not mention in my post last week was that you will need to upgrade the integration components on the Windows XP virtual machine after applying the update to the physical computer.

You can do this by:

  1. Boot the Windows XP virtual machine
  2. Login to the virtual machine with an administrative account
  3. Open the Tools menu on the virtual machine window
  4. Select Upgrade Integration Components

At this stage the integration components installer should start automatically – and will require a reboot when it is finished.

You can check to make sure you have the right version of the integration components installed by:

  1. Boot the Windows XP virtual machine
  2. Login to the virtual machine with an administrative account
  3. Open the Start menu
  4. Open the Control Panel
  5. Open Add or Remove Programs
  6. Click on the entry for Virtual PC Integration Components
  7. Click on the Click here for support information. link

The version number is displayed on the dialog that is now opened.  Windows XP Mode ships with version 14.0.7600.16392 of the integration components.  After the upgrade you should have version 14.1.7600.16403 – like this:

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Cheers,
Ben

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  • Still can't get any app auto published although my integration components are already up-to-date. Why is auto publishng so fragile? Half a dozen users are complaining on the internet that auto publish doesn't work for them. Tried reinstalling, shutting down the VM, turning off Auto Publishing then turning it back on but no go. HELP.

  • ok I know way off topic but I've been doing alot of dism/djoin stuff to offline vhd's now I just need the eqquivalent of wmic for offline vhd files!  Something like wmic /vhd:someos.vhd os get name etc..

    tr

  • I'm still using the older Microsoft VPC since I like the drag-n-drop functionallity.  Do the newer integration components you mention for Windows VPC also work for MS VPC?

    Thanks

  • Herb -

    No, they are for Windows Virtual PC only

    Cheers,

    Ben

  • On tools menu, I have only "Disable integration features" and "settings".

    No  "Upgrade Integration Components "

    Thanks for your help

  • Idem for me, no "Upgrade Integration Components"

  • I am unable to upgrade the virtual machine. All i have is a black screen and the install integration components under tools does not work...What do i do now?

  • Does automatic updates do anything in a Virtual PC

  • I am not been able to install a tiny driver for a wireless edge module (gsm device). I looked http://microsoft.com whole site to get any help but failed

  • My virtual machine is no longer working.  I can't get the package up to update the integration features.  I need to get the files off the virtual XP hard drive, but....

    David

  • How does one "Boot the Windows XP virtual machine"?

    Thanks

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