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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #1

    Not initialised


    Hello

    I have installed (I think) XP virtual on my Win 10 PC. Should I be able to see it here, please, under My PC:

    Not initialised-mypc.jpg

    I do get a message to this effect when I click on my Windows XP file:

    Not initialised-notinitialised.jpg

    I am not sure how to proceed.

    Thank you for any advice.

    Steve
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  2. Posts : 18,406
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    Can you run XP inside the VM?
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Well, no. I have a .ISO Win XP file in a folder on my C drive, and when I double click it I get that 'not initialised' message.

    I am wondering if I should start again in Hyper V, but not with an .ISO file. I have Win XP Pro on a disk.

    Thank you for replying
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  4. Posts : 2,098
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #4

    Nope, can't do it that way. Have to install a virtual program (like Virtual Box) and then install XP in that.
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  5. Posts : 31,235
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    SteveHigh said:
    I am wondering if I should start again in Hyper V, but not with an .ISO file. I have Win XP Pro on a disk.

    Welcome to Ten Forums.

    It's not clear what this 'XP ISO' you speak of is, or where it came from. The normal way to make a VM (of XP or anything) is the same as for a physical PC, to start with an empty virtual drive, then boot the VM from an ISO of the install disk. Remember that, just like a physical machine, a VM will require its own licence key to activate.

    There was an 'XP mode' for Windows 7, a sort of pre-made XP VM. That cannot be run directly in W10, but can be converted to a Hyper-V VM.

    There are some good tutorials here on Ten Forums that will help.

    Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10

    Hyper-V - Add Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine in Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello

    I have started again! I have Hyper-V Manager on my screen. Under 'Specify Name and Location', I have called it XP_Machine. I click Next and choose Generation 1. Under Assign Memory, I have 1024 MB. I have not ticked 'Use Dynamic Memory'. Then Next and for Connection, I have VirtualSwitch1.

    Then Next. Under 'Connect Virtual Hard Disk' I can see XP_Machine.vhdx and this for Location: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual Hard Disks\ and size 127 GB.

    That's as far as I have got (screenshot).

    Not initialised-xp_machine.jpg

    In this folder, C: | Users | Public | Public Documents | Hyper-V | Virtuakl hard disks, I have a .vhdx file (36MB) called Windows XP - VM.

    Am I on the right track or way off the mark?

    Thank you again.
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  8. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    SO from that screen, you would essentially be giving your WIndows XP VM a 127GB disk. It's basically like a blank hard drive that you just received from Amazon and it has nothing on it. It's a dynamically expanding disk, so it will start out small and will grow as you do things in the VM, add files, etc.

    ON the next screen, it's going to ask you where you want to install your OS from. This is where you would pick the ISO file that you have and you essentially boot off that ISO (as if it were a virtual DVD).
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  9. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Where it says 'Use an existing virtual hard disk', do I select that before I click Next? The following screen asks me for Installation options

    - - - Updated - - -

    If I select Use an existing virtual hard disk, the Next button is greyed out
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  10. Posts : 31,235
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #10

    SteveHigh said:
    Am I on the right track or way off the mark?

    Did you read the tutorial I gave you a link for? The next stage is set out at Step 4.8 in the tutorial....

    Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10

    You should read it, there are some specific networking settings required when using XP, set out in section Five.
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