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I need to get rid of a virtual machine session... In my windows virtual pc virtual machines window on my windows 7 machine i see 2 xp virtual machines. I want to uninstall one of them but it doesn't seem right to just delete or at least it seems as though it is still active. Is there a solution to this or should i uninstall the whole application?

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Shutdown the Virtual Machine you no longer require and delete it.
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So it is that simple. Does this matter that it still shows a running session in the recycle bin? It just doesn't feel like proper technique like leaving a file open in a running program before shutting down.
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Is the virtual machine OFF and shutdown ?

If the file is in use, you cannot delete it often !
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Ok, i tried shutting down the virtual machine. It was then in a shutdown state but deleting it doesn't actually uninstall it. I need a way to start from scratch with a fresh windows virtual machine install. I attempted this but i still get Xp mode (1) or (2) etc. As if there is still a previous version or versions. There has to be a better way to do this.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1500 total points
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Ah okay - I think I understand what you are trying to do....

You would be better using either the following appllications to create and use Virtual Machines.

VMware Player 7.0 Free Download [FREE]
http://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer/

VMware Workstation 11.0 (60 day trial, $199) [EVALUATION]
www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation

Oracle Virtualbox 4.0 [FREE]
http://www.virtualbox.org/
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This helped me create a virtual machine, and now i think i understand how the virtual machine works. It seems like it is a running process, which once deleted it is still a process only in a paused state. Your answer helped me create exactly the virtual machine parameters that i wanted, i still have that sloppy virtual machine (3) mess going on so each consecutive virtual machine installed is using that number sequence.
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