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    Hello,

    I downloaded and installed the xp mode software from Microsoft but after the "install", xp mode didn't start up to be configured. I have an xp mode directory in my program files folder and it contains a key.txt, vxpula.txt, windows xp mode base.vhd, and a folder with tutorials. Nothing there to start the program.

    My AMD64 has it's virtualization turned on in the bios. XP mode worked when I installed it last year , but, thinking I would never have a use for it, I uninstalled it. Now that I have a use for it, it seems to have not installed properly or there's something stopping it from continuing to install. I uninstalled it, downloaded again and reinstalled a couple of times but to no avail. Anyone have a clue what the problem is?
    I'm running Win7 64 bit Professional.

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    Mike

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    Did you download and install Windows Virtual PC also?

    Double check and make sure downloaded the correct 64-bit version for your OS.

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    Hello Joe,

    Yes. When I run the install for Virtual PC I get a dialog box that says "Update for Windows (KB958559) is already installed on this computer. It was the correct version for my computer. Windows Professional 64 bit English.

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    In your start menu, there should be an entry in the "Windows Virtual PC" folder to start XP mode.

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    Hmmm, nope. No such animal in my start menu. Windows xp mode is listed in the add/remove programs but no where is "Virtual PC" listed anywhere. I'm at a loss to figure this out. I'm not a novice user.
    This one problem has stumped me, though Thanks for replying, Joe. I'm sure it will turn out to be something simple I'm not seeing atm.

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    Solved!

    Ok, since I had previously installed XP Mode on this computer last Dec. and then uninstalled it the Virtual PC update still existed. I wanted to reinstall XP Mode but when trying to reinstall Virtual PC, I was informed I already had that update and wasn't able to setup my XP mode.
    I had to go to "Control Panel/Programs and Features/View Installed Updates" and uninstalled Virtual PC (KB958559). After reboot, I reinstalled Virtual PC. After another reboot, Windows Virtual PC showed up in my start menu and I setup my XP Mode. Voila =]

    Thanks Joe for your time.

    Mike

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    You're welcome. Glad you go ti working. Thanks for posting back.

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