Windows 10: install 32 windows 10 on previously installed 64 bit version Solved

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  1.    09 Oct 2015 #21

    thanks...
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       09 Oct 2015 #22

    Yes, as you will be installing a "legacy" Windows system like Windows XP, you must select the simplest machine type. That's the good with other virtual machine software such as Virtualbox. Once you select the operating system the machine type is configured automatically, whereas in Hyper-V, as I understand, you have to select it yourself (supposedly an expert user or IT professional).
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  3.    09 Oct 2015 #23

    spapakons said: View Post
    Yes, as you will be installing a "legacy" Windows system like Windows XP, you must select the simplest machine type. That's the good with other virtual machine software such as Virtualbox. Once you select the operating system the machine type is configured automatically, whereas in Hyper-V, as I understand, you have to select it yourself (supposedly an expert user or IT professional).
    thank you so much.....it's a lot clearer now, really should have read it all through before starting....used the old adage " if all else fails read the instructions " LOL so my fault entirely as has been pointed out by another forum member.....will try again using option 2 etc....one last question, once I have completed this and have XP as a virtual OS....how do I switch between the HOST OS and the virtual OS ?.....again I am sure it's easy and most likely written down and Imhave missed it....

    as as a matter of interest your sys spec says W8.1 are you holding back on the W10 upgrade for some reason, just curious.....I was worried at first, but the laptop went smoothly ( turned off all data mining I could and driver updates via God mode ) so upgraded my PC also...
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.608)
       09 Oct 2015 #24

    You didn't realize that a virtual machine is just an application like Word running in a window or full-screen at your computer. To switch from XP to 10 you make that window active or minimize it. There is no dual-boot involved like when installing XP in your real machine alongside Windows 10! That's the benefit of a virtual machine. You can run it in parallel to your host operating system! You can copy-paste between the two once you install the relevant tools as explained in the guide I gave you.
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       09 Oct 2015 #25

    spapakons said: View Post
    Yes, as you will be installing a "legacy" Windows system like Windows XP, you must select the simplest machine type. That's the good with other virtual machine software such as Virtualbox. Once you select the operating system the machine type is configured automatically, whereas in Hyper-V, as I understand, you have to select it yourself (supposedly an expert user or IT professional).
    Nope! Totally invalid statement.

    Hyper-V automatically selects, by default the Generation 1 (= all operating systems), the Generation 2 is only available when the user it specifically selects, at which point the user will be told that it needs to be a 64 bit OS, Windows 8 or later.

    I don't even know if a UEFI / Secure Boot vm is possible in VirtualBox but if yes, I bet it is exactly as in Hyper-V: you only get it if you specifically select it.
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       09 Oct 2015 #26

    You may be right. I tried once to enable Hyper-V in order to use an old virtual machine created with Microsoft Virtual PC. I didn't succeed so I disabled it. I haven't tried to create a new virtual machine in Hyper-V, so I am not familiar with the steps involved and the configuration. I eventually was able to import the old Microsoft Virtual PC machine in VMWare and use it from there (after updating drivers of course).
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  7.    09 Oct 2015 #27

    ok everything going well, XP disk starts to install, then I get acpi.sys caused an unexpected error (4096) at line 5882
    dont know what to do now or what the problem might be

    help please...

    UPDATE pressed enter , started again now installing .......what was that about, maybe a dirty Cd LOL
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       09 Oct 2015 #28

    Yes a dirty CD or a fault CD drive can cause problems during installing Windows XP... When you finish install the tools and drivers, then you can install and test your application. I had a similar problem too. I downloaded Samsung New PC Studio application form my mobile phone and would not work in Windows 64-bit. I now use it in a virtual machine. Good job that VMWare can share my Bluetooth with the guest OS.
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  9.    09 Oct 2015 #29

    XP installing now..
    fingers crossed
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       09 Oct 2015 #30

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