Hyper-V Program Manager
We have just published a hotfix for Windows Virtual PC that addresses a compatibility problem when trying to install on an AMD Bulldozer system.
You can download it here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2519949
But who now uses the ADM Bulldozer -)
It's a hotfix *for* Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 related to Windows Virtual PC. Meaning it can be applied without Virtual PC installed? Or it needs to be applied only after installing WVPC?
XPClient - technically, Windows Virtual PC is a feature of Windows. So a hotfix for Windows Virtual PC is actually a hotfix for Windows.
but, since it is a hotfix, if you're not using a Bulldozer CPU you really wouldn't need it, or if you are not using WVPC
Was the following bug resolved with this Hotfix:
- when a Differencing VHD is created with Diskpart on the same PC instead of using WVPC Create Virtual Disk feature, WVPC can't boot from it despite its parent wasn't changed, showing message:
"One of the parent hard disks of 'L:\...\Test.vhd' appears to have been modified without using differencing disk."
Why such incompatibility with MS own software?
Didn't fix my issues with an 8150 & an ASOS Sabertooth 990FX. I can now install XP mode, but after the virtual disk is created, it fails to run. Opening a previously created virtual disk with XP already installed (installed using a retail version) can't get get any cursor of keyboard control. There is a dialog box that says I need to reactivate the OS, but without cursor control it can't proceed.
I wanted to give a follow-up. I was able to get past my problem by using a dynamic disk instead of a fixed volume size.
We don't use bare bones installs anymore. All server deployments are through Hyper-V. It makes more sense to be able to move servers around and will and be hardware agnostic.
I've got a "Bulldozer" (FX-8120) Tried to download the OPK and got a page prompting me to enroll in MPN--I don't really HAVE a company to use to enroll. (I suppose I could try my employer...not sure if they'd like that) I'm just a consumer trying to install XP mode on my Sabertooth 990FX/FX-8120 based system. Suggestions?
you don't need the OPK. Install VirtualPC, next install the hotfix, reboot and downlaod the XP Mode setup and run it.
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Application of the Hotfix got XP Mode working for me.
I, too, was misled by the OPK directions (penalized for taking the KB instructions at face value).
Once the MS tech sent me the Hotfix link I downloaded, unzipped, clicked Run, then rebooted and can now launch XP Mode in VPC.
If anybody at MS is listening, a simple note on the KB Article that consumers simply download and run would have saved me several hours over the course of this week.
And neither of the two techs I engaged with via email thought to give me this simple clarification either.
In the end it works and is easy enough to employ so I am grateful.