Virtual XP crashing after updates?

Microsoft Windows vista home premium - 3...
August 23, 2012 at 08:37:40
Specs: Vista Home Premium, Core Duo 2.33, 2GB
I was recently forced to purchase a new computer for work as my old one died. I was also forced to install virtual xp as a couple of cad programs are not supported by windows 7. Initially everything went ok and I had the software running ok but, in an attempt to stream line vxp, I shut it down so I could allocate more memory to it. Upon shut dawn vxp installed 13 updates and has never run again, thanks microsoft!

I've done a system restore and uninstalled virtual xp but I'm wondering if I should remove all the windows updates from the time I got the computer, as I can't tell which ones are the vxp updates, or would that only help if I could get into vxp and uninstall them from there?


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#1
August 23, 2012 at 11:02:29
Did you try running the programs using "program compatibility mode"?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/1043...


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#2
August 25, 2012 at 12:38:12
You are not really sure if the updates or your tweaking the memory is the problem.

As riider suggested, you may have better luck using a compatibility mode instead. I have found that to support older hardware better.


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