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windows virtual machine

I'm running windows 7 ultimate and i'd like to run a virtual machine win xp, vista, 7.. doesn't matter to me.  I just want to test a piece of software that is sandboxed from the rest of my laptop so it doesn't damage my laptop file system.

I've installed and run virtual PC with an XP image and it works fine but I can still browse my host laptops file system and I want it to be completely isolated from my machine.  How can this be done?
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tf2012
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mrwad99Commented:
Interesting - have you setup shared folders at all?  Check to see if this has happened by default by following the steps at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825086, removing the shares if it has.

HTH
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Christopher GoreSolutions ArchitectCommented:
Open the Virtual Machines folder. From the Start menu, click Windows Virtual PC. If the menu item is not visible, click All Programs, click the Windows Virtual PC folder, and then click Windows Virtual PC.
   
From the Virtual Machines folder, right-click the name of the virtual machine and then click Settings. The Windows Virtual PC Settings page opens.
   
In the left pane, click Integration Features. In the right pane, click Drives.
   
Review the list of drives, clear the check box of any drive that you do not want to share, and click OK.
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tf2012Author Commented:
perfect instructions thnx
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