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 PostPost subject: Virtual PC 2007 Final released!        Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:07 am 
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Can someone upload this to my server for me? It keeps coming down corrupted at my friends house.

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Andy wrote:
Can someone upload this to my server for me? It keeps coming down corrupted at my friends house.

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on my way of doing so


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Can someone upload this to my server for me? It keeps coming down corrupted at my friends house.

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on my way of doing so


Thanks. Ill download it when its done, Im looking forward to trying it out.

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Is anybody else getting the error:

"This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem"

when trying to run the setup.exe file? It happens on both my PC and my laptop. I can't understand it. Ive tried downloading 3 times from M$ and once from the FTP server and they all say the same.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:57 am 
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hmm :shock:

I haven't any problems on my Athlon XP 2800+ with Windows XP Prof and on my Pentium II 450MHz computer with the unactivated Windows XP Home

You should try VPC07 on your second computer if you have one :?:


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He's already tried on another PC...


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He's already tried on another PC...


oh sry, I overlooked it unfortunaltely

@ Andy: Do you have Windows XP with SP2?


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It installs fine in vista.


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Andy wrote:
Is anybody else getting the error:

"This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem"

when trying to run the setup.exe file? It happens on both my PC and my laptop. I can't understand it. Ive tried downloading 3 times from M$ and once from the FTP server and they all say the same.

have you tried with a download manager? It sounds like it is getting corrupt while downloading. get a md5hash of it


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Tried it with a download manager every time. I use XP with no SP's. SP's kill XP.

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I use XP with no SP's. SP's kill XP.


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Slipstream them ... that removes practically all the stability issues. Of course you end up with the security center, but you can disable that to some extent. :P

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SP's kill XP full stop, hence why I don't use them. Also theres the fact my XP isnt, er, legal... :wink:

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SP's kill XP full stop, hence why I don't use them. Also theres the fact my XP isnt, er, legal... :wink:


How do SPs kill XP? I use XP SP2 (not slipstreamed) and it's fine. As for it not being legal, you can install SP2 with nearly any "illegal" key, only some of the very common ones like FCKGW being blocked, and getting a corporate key that passes all the current WGA checks is perfectly possible too. If you don't have SP2, you're surely missing out on loads of things, as all the other bits that MS make for XP have been SP2-only for ages? Even things like Office 2007 are unlikely to work. The error you are getting probably is related to that, as XP Gold and XP SP2 are quite different OSes and VPC2007 won't have been designed for anything before SP2 (I noticed that it no longer supports 2000 as a host either).

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Mines the FCKGW so Im stuffed. SP2 always f**ks up my pc's, which is why I stopped using it just weeks after it was released. I even recommend people don't use it, they don't listen, use it and find the same thing, and thank me for telling them not to.

Having software that runs on SP2 only is pathetic. There is nothing in SP2 that isnt in XP without SP's except for some bug fixes and some extra features to help ease the pain of doing some configuring.

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Mines the FCKGW so Im stuffed. SP2 always f**ks up my pc's, which is why I stopped using it just weeks after it was released. I even recommend people don't use it, they don't listen, use it and find the same thing, and thank me for telling them not to.


What actual issues have you found that result from installing SP2 though? I'm just interested as I've never seen any problems occurring because of installing SP2. As for the key, you should probably change it - you don't need to reinstall or anything, just get a better key and run a keychanger app.

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General system slow downs, frequent crashing, instability in programs, just everything that makes you hate your pc because it doesnt work right. Minus the SP it works great.

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Hmm... I've never ever had any issue due to installing a SP, starting with NT 3.1. (But I wasn't running any exotic stuff or something like that either). No slow-down, no instability, no crashing programs (or at least not more than before :lol:).


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Does slipstreaming them make any difference, apart from saving time if reinstalling? I'd always thought that the end result would be exactly the same, given that the SP installer just replaces a load of files with the newer versions that would have been installed to start with if you had slipstreamed it.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:44 am 
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Does slipstreaming them make any difference, apart from saving time if reinstalling? I'd always thought that the end result would be exactly the same, given that the SP installer just replaces a load of files with the newer versions that would have been installed to start with if you had slipstreamed it.


If you intend to run with a service pack , installing from a slipstreamed
version is always better as far a registry clutter is concerned.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:08 am 
Cheers for the link, wonder if it is better than VMWare. Guess we'll have to see :D


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:23 pm 
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General system slow downs, frequent crashing, instability in programs, just everything that makes you hate your pc because it doesnt work right. Minus the SP it works great.


never had a single one of them problems with my computer...probably cos i dont use a dodgy version of XP :lol: before i installed a legal version of XP on me brothers computer, it was a dodgy copy, and i put SP2 on, and it messed it up big time. I put a legal copy of XP on it, put SP2 on it, now it works a treat :D


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Before this topic gets locked I want to point out to potential VPC 2007 users of older betaware/abandonware that:

- it does not include DOS VM additions (you'll have to get them from VPC 2004)

- DOS VM additions: 'idle' makes the system unresponsive, and 'fshare' is unreliable

- WFW 3.11 HIMEM.SYS & EMM386.EXE tends to lockup the DOS network driver (DOS 6.22 HIMEM & EMM386 work fine though)

- I get random jerky behavior under DOS/Windows 3.1/WFW 3.1/3.11 (sometimes I will install Windows onto an undoable disk, I get the jerkiness, then I undo the changes, install again... and no problem.)

- network detection randomly crashes WFW installation; try using SETUP /I

Your mileage may vary, but I would definitely recommend you keep your older VM around if you're going to be running older things like this.


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