Virtual PC v Windows virtual PC

I have Virtual PC 2007 installed on Win7 x64 but for the sake of the upgrade (usb suport etc) I feel I should move to the builtin Windows Virtual PC, can I simply add my old Virtual PC 2007 images once the new software is installed? Is the file type compatible? Do you think there will be any iaause with my 'parent' disks that I have setup?

Thanks
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sevlahptConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hello.
You have to first install the Windows Virtual PC, and after you make de download of it, just run it once.
After that shutdown the Virtual XP computer, and copy your "old" files to the "new" files location.
It should work as if you didnt have change anything.
Hope it helps.
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PeteAuthor Commented:
Thanks, so to clarrify:
Uninstall Virtual PC
Install Windows Virtual PC
Run Windows Virtual PC once
Copy old files to new file location
Start Windows Virtual PC again

Your post implies I need to start\shutdown the actual virtual PC's? there are 25+ of them. is that right?
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sevlahptCommented:
I didn't know you had so many virtual PC's.
Will you be using them all together or one at a time?
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PeteAuthor Commented:
because I test lots of systems in different OS and domain environments...?
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Rob KnightConsultantCommented:
Hi,

First backup them all up!

I have used both before and from what I recall I didn't need to change anything when moving from one version to the other - Windows still knew where they were?

Aside from hardware change issues, you could always try virtualbox instead which I believe supports VHD files?

Regards,


RobMobility.
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sevlahptCommented:
@Petben030:
I've made some testing, thats why i didnt answer earlier.
In Windows 7 Virtual PC you will have only to "create new machine", then give it a name, and just associate with the location of your already existing virtual machines HD.
Hope this helps,
Regards.
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PeteAuthor Commented:
Thanks the vm do indeed simply appear in vm library once started. One thing though on all the xp machines (win7 host) I'm getting 'found new hardware' which never installs from win update, local search. I have installed and enabled the  integration tools and rebooted as well.
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sevlahptConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Ok, so thats one step forward :) Go to Hardware Manager, and in the "new hardware" that is installed check the Hardware ID. Post it here please, so i can check what is it.
Thanks,
Regards
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PeteAuthor Commented:
Thanks this will be tomw once back in office

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Rob KnightConsultantCommented:
I have had issues with different versions on the integration tools - you can try uninstalling the old ones before installing new ones.

Could the hardware be an audio driver or perhaps it's an integrated sedan or similar on you host PC that's been found?

Regards,


RobMobility
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PeteAuthor Commented:
hardware id:
acpi\vpcbus\4&4b018eb&0

from a forum:
This are RDP device drivers for guest.
This is a known bug.
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but that was May 09...
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sevlahptCommented:
Your Network card in VM is set to NAT?
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PeteAuthor Commented:
no, I am connected to an external NIC that exists on the host (Dlink DGE528T). All the VM's are connected to that NIC.


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Rob KnightConnect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
Hi.

Sorry my Android handset change webcam to sedan!

Could it also be a Bluetooth adapter or similar?

How about this post:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprovirt/thread/cb54be50-dc39-4a79-aeb7-5782dbaa4d21

Regards,


RobMobility.
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PeteAuthor Commented:
I have disabled the unknown hardware, prob Bluetooth, I need to move on and it's not a prob in the vm use.
Thanks for all replies
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