integration features in windows virtual pc

how to enable integration features in windows virtual pc . it is hidden and cant install integration features and is asking for the CD . i need to install 32 bit windows 7 on 64 bit windows 7
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You cannot install Windows 7 32-bit on Windows 7 64-bit.  You must create a new virtual machine entirely. On a real system, you would have to format the computer and install Windows 7 32-bit fresh.
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rindiCommented:
Don't use m$ Virtual PC to install VM's. It doesn't perform well, isn't supported properly anymore etc. The only use for it is windows XP mode (but even that can easily be converted to VMware Player which is much better).

So get yourself either Oracle's VirtualBox or VMware's player if you want to use VM's under Windows 7. Personally I prefer VirtualBox as it is OpenSource (and it also works with CPU's that don't include Virtual Hardware extensions, which VMware needs).
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use VMware Workstation V11 as the top of class virtualizer. It works great and you can make nearly any machine you wish.  I sometimes use VMware Player, but I prefer Workstation.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Virtual PC is old, try a new Hypervisor.

VMware Player 7.0 Free Download [FREE]
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rindiCommented:
Another comment on VMware Player. The free version is for personal use only, so if you need it in a business, you can't use that. But there is also a VMware Player Pro which can be used in Business environments and isn't free, but costs less than VMware Workstation. In most cases you don't need the more expensive VMware Workstation. Currently VMware seems to offer discounts:

http://store.vmware.com/store/vmwde/en_IE/home
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techpAuthor Commented:
what is the problem with windows virtual pc ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's old outdated, no longer supported.

If you want to use a Microsoft product, use Hyper-V, or Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.0 Pro
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, your question above is more about how to install 32-bit over 64-bit (which cannot be done) and less about which product.

So just pick a modern virtualizer and start again with a new 32-bit machine.
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techpAuthor Commented:
hello andrew ,

 hyper v on windows 7 64bit machine ? is it possible ?  is it free ?
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rindiCommented:
From how I understand the Question, he has a 64 bit Windows 7 installed on his and wants to run a 32 bit version of Windows 7 as a VM on that. That can be done without any problem at all. Even with VirtualPC (XP-Mode runs in exactly that way, you can have a host Windows 7 either 32 or 64 bit, and XP mode is always 32 bit).

Even if he was running a 32 bit version of Windows 7 as host, and his PC's CPU was 64 bit, then it is possible with VirtualBox and VMware to run a 64bit OS as a VM under that 32 bit host. But you'd need a CPU that also has hardware virtualization support.
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rindiCommented:
No, Hyper-V is only available from Windows 8.x Pro and upwards, and then you also need an additional CPU function, SLAT. Yes, it's free.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will need Windows 8.0 Pro, as I stated!
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