move cursor from virtual pc window to desktop

Posted on 2008-11-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am using Virtual PC.  When I try to move the cursor from virtual pc window to desktop, it won't go beyond that window.  This is NOT what the Microsoft demo showed.
Question by:dparrot
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    Expert Comment

    you need to press the right ALT button to release the cursor

    Author Comment

    OK, that moves the cursor to the desktop.  But that won't allow me to drag and drop documents.  Also, if I move outside of the Virtual PC window, I lose whatever was in memory (as in doing a cut and paste from  Virtual PC to a desktop document).
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    Accepted Solution

    Have you enabled the virtual machine additions?
    I think it is in guest menu, actions.... but it's been a while since I've looked myself

    Author Comment

    That took care of everything.  It is such a simple solution.  I wonder why Microsoft doesn't just make this part of the normal VC install.

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