Upload Win 7 Pro to Windows virtual PC

I have Windows 7 Pro x64 and recently created a Virtual PC.

I want to install Win 7 Pro onto this VM, but when I tried I set it up to use the x64 version I receive an error message indicating that the Virtual PC was not compatible with x64 (or something like that).  So I downloaded Win 7 Pro x86 (iso), configured the VPC to look at my DVD drive but when I then try to open the VPC, I end up getting the message:

Reboot and Select the proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device.

Would appreciate any ideas.
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Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You do not "upload" a virtual machine (in my VMware way of thinking). You install a virtual machine guest by making a new virtual machine, running it and installing the guest. Here is the Virtual Box knowledgebase article for that:


I use VMware Workstation and have a number of guests built this way.

You have to have the 64-bit extension enable in your BIOS (VT is the label if I remember correctly). I had to set this in my X230 BIOS to run 64-bit guests. This works also.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
...that the Virtual PC was not compatible with x64

virtual pc does not support x64 guest operating systems

Reboot and Select the proper Boot device

burn the iso and try to boot from it
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So then if you want a 64-bit guest (good idea), use VMware Workstation. This is a better and much more robust choice all around.

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Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCAuthor Commented:
OK, so I downloaded VMware Workstation 10, installed it as a trial created the virtual machine and attempted to install the operating system (iso file) from disk and received this message:

Vmware message
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That means the ISO file may not be a good file.

When you try to make a new machine in VMware Workstation, but sure to select ISO as the source (CD or DVD may be the default), and then point to the location of the ISO file. This may solve your problem also.
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCAuthor Commented:
disregard, for some reason, even though I told it to use the iso file, it didn't do so.  2nd time appears to have worked.
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCAuthor Commented:
Thanks again, John.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Hello Dale - you are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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