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  1.    09 Oct 2015 #31

    Ha Ha thanks for the ' support'....one very last question....as XP finalizes and goes through the last stages...How do I chose between W10 and XP ? I assume it will be obvious but just had to ask....maybe it's on the Apps menu...or can I create a start item pointing to XP and Back to W10.....Also a BIG thank you to Kari for showing me how to restart the XP install after it failed.....everything is so easy when you know how LOL

    only installing this to run One program GSP money matters....will not run in W10 64 bit which came out in 1998 ish.....
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  2.    09 Oct 2015 #32
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    To start XP you have to load the Hyper-V (whatever called) application where all virtual machines are listed. Click on XP and run it. It should open a new window with the virtual computer booting into Windows XP. To close it shut down Windows XP as usual and the window should close automatically at the end. Yes, there should also be an option to pin the application on your start screen if not there already.
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  3.    09 Oct 2015 #33

    thanks.....got it running, can't get it to go full scren approx 70% of the screen, with a black border, maybe that's the best I can hope for......need to read a USB pen, believe Remote Desktop is the way forward, but if I can get internet explorer to work then can use Dropbox to transfer files...


    been told that it's best to set virtualisation in the bios to improve performance I have a gigabyte F2A88XM-D3H motherboard and AMD A10-6800K CPU tried searching if this has this option but could not find anything .....

    also.....internet explorer not working in XP, can't connect, although the XP activation worked, which I assume needed an Internet connection....

    thanks for for all the help and the crossed fingers definitely work....
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  4.    09 Oct 2015 #34

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  5.    10 Oct 2015 #35
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    To increase the screen size and eliminate the black borders, you have to increase the resolution. Right-click on the desktop, select Properties to see Display Properties. If I remember correctly, resolution is at the Advanced section. Move the slider to the right to increase resolution and test results. If OK reply Yes to the question on screen. Have you installed the tools-drivers? Look at Hyper-V menus, I don't know how it is called but there should be an entry "Install...". Once you do you should have internet access and be able to copy-paste between Windows XP and Windows 10. Looking at the Advanced section in BIOS, the hardware virtualization is called Vanderpool, if I am correct. Enable that.
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  6.    10 Oct 2015 #36

    thanks for all that, when I change the screen resolution I get a bigger screen but loose the menu button bottom left, guess ok at size it is, will look at the other stuff you mentioned
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  7.    10 Oct 2015 #37

    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    To increase the screen size and eliminate the black borders, you have to increase the resolution. Right-click on the desktop, select Properties to see Display Properties. If I remember correctly, resolution is at the Advanced section. Move the slider to the right to increase resolution and test results. If OK reply Yes to the question on screen. Have you installed the tools-drivers? Look at Hyper-V menus, I don't know how it is called but there should be an entry "Install...". Once you do you should have internet access and be able to copy-paste between Windows XP and Windows 10. Looking at the Advanced section in BIOS, the hardware virtualization is called Vanderpool, if I am correct. Enable that.
    will live with the screen size can't find hyper v tools / drivers....also can't find any advanced bios menu in gigabyte uefi dual bios....

    will try try and get internet explorer working and can use drop box to copy files....I uninstalled the network card because of unrelated problems, maybe that broke the virtual link, will have a look....
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  8.    10 Oct 2015 #38

    feel like giving up on this.....don't have any virtual networks in network connections and when I try to create a virtual switch I get an error applying virtual switch properties.....or maybe I should start all over again .......must be a way of fixing this....

    UPDATE uninstalled the host network adapter then tried again and created a virtual switch which now shows in network connections, but still no internet explorer....

    think I have set up the network switch and legacy adapter again.....but in the XP device manager there is no network devices......should there be ?.....there are two unknown devices and video controller VGA compatable....

    UPDATE 2 can't believe it Internet explorer is working in XP.....but no network adapter showing in XP device manager plus to unknowns......

    UPDATE 3

    internet explorer not displaying certain sites such as box.net, can't think why

    help please.....
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  9.    10 Oct 2015 #39
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    The download site for your motherboard is here and the manual is here. According to your manual page 37, to enable hardware virtualization (assuming your CPU supports it) you go to M.I.T. section and you enable SVM mode (could be already enabled by default).

    As for Internet Explorer 6 (I presume) can display less than half the modern websites because it lacks many features. You can download and install Internet Explorer 8 (last for XP) but this is limited too compared to newer browsers. The best is to upgrade to IE8 which will also upgrade some XP components and make it more compatible with newer stuff, and also install Firefox for your everyday browsing. Also install Flash from here to make the browser more useful. You have to do it separately for IE and for Firefox since a different plugin is installed at each browser. Have you tried to copy a file from Windows 10 and paste it in Windows XP and vice versa? This should work, unless you haven't installed the tools.
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  10.    10 Oct 2015 #40

    wow thanks so much for that info, explains so much, will look for SVM mode, but got a feeling I saw that and it was enabled.....
    no idea where these tools are, can't find a menu to download them.....
    younhave been so helpful......the device manager in XP shows the graphic card VGA compatable, can this be updated to the same as the host OS ? also there are two unknown devices.....should I worry about them ?

    thanks again
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