Virtual PC 2007 on Windows 8: Any method?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ps3cfw, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. ps3cfw

    ps3cfw MDL Junior Member

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    #1 ps3cfw, Sep 1, 2012
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    I used to use Virtual PC 2007 to boot older systems like 95 (Still got my old cd!) But if i try to install it on Windows 8, it just says : Compatibility problem, and it close itself, any way to get over this?
     
  2. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

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    On Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise, you has Hyper-V to do same work with much better options and scalability.
     
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  3. ps3cfw

    ps3cfw MDL Junior Member

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    Using Hyper-V, I used on windows 8 CP to get green screen whenever I used Youtube-Metro Games, i will try it now.
     
  4. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

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    In Windows 8 RTM, Hyper-V is much stable now (equivalent to Server 2012). As video and many other drivers are not Windows 8 WHQL certified, users might have few problems here and there...like green/blue/black screen :rolleyes:
     
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  5. ps3cfw

    ps3cfw MDL Junior Member

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    I'm happy to say that I don't have any green screen problem at all, but I still can't use my old floppy image from Windows 95, so it's hard to install it, as it uses only VFD, and I don't have any idea how to use a VFD. (If someone wonders why I don't use Virtualbox, is because i get a black screen when I try to install every system.)
     
  6. steviebops

    steviebops MDL Novice

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    I don't think there is, or can be, a fix to this. If you ignore the compatibility warning and run it anyway, you'll get a BSOD when starting a VM (0x000000D1 in vmm.sys). It seems to be a bug in a VPC kernel driver and patching this would invalidate the digital cert, requiring a "Disable driver signature enforcement" boot. It has already been patched for 32-bit Windows 8 but not for 64, probably due to this.

    I don't consider Hyper-V to be a good replacement for desktop systems, it doesn't even support sound. Very much a server OS hypervisor.

    I guess I'll just have to keep a Windows 7 system running for the older Windows 9x VMs and use VirtualBox for the XP VM.
     
  7. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Why try to use VirtualPC when there are a hand full of alternatives live VirtualBox, VMware, or Hyper-V?