Post by Bill Cunningham Post by Paul
And his name has been consistent for years.
Look it up.
I seem to see no OE on this win 7 ultimate. I have had it about 2 months
now or os. I am using xnews. Whew. It's much harder than OE. All takes time
to learn I guess.
I under linux monted and ISO with UDF data and used genisoimage to create a
non-bootable ISO 9660 without UDF code. To sinmply insert the USB stick and
see if the data was understood. win 7 ultimate wanted to format the
full/empty USB stick. Boot code or not would make no difference, the OS
doesn't seem to be recognizing it. I dodn't know the internals of this
"new" OS like I did XP. And this mahcine I bought used is different too. It
wouldn't recognize my XP X64 sp2 DVD.
Win7 Pro and Win7 Ultimate support "WinXP Mode".
There, you can run your OE.
The tool used consists of two parts. A 20MB download containing
"Windows Virtual PC". And a 500MB file containing a brand new
(licensed) WinXP image.
The difference between Windows Virtual PC and VPC2007, is
Windows Virtual PC for Windows 7 supports terminal services.
This allows a program (OE) running under the WinXP VM,
to open a rootless OE window on the Windows 7 desktop.
The environment provides desktop integration, and terminal
services allows the WinXP Guest to draw on the Win7 desktop.
Most people can't use this, because they're running Win7 Home
or Home Premium. If you spent the extra money on one of the
higher SKUs, then this option is available to you.
Some details here:
Running a copy of WinXP inside VirtualBox, provides
some of the same functions - the difference is, you have
to provide the license key in that case. The advantage
of WinXP Mode and Windows Virtual PC, is the license
is included in the download.
You cannot run Windows Virtual PC and VirtualBox simultaneously.
As long as one of them is shut down, you can start the
other running without a problem. Just don't run both
of them at the same time. Windows Virtual PC only supports
single CPU core operation, which is a performance limitation
of this solution.
The WinXP Mode image is not designed to be "transported"
to some other VM environment.
You could patch the WinXP Mode install up to date with
WsusOffline legacy version after it's installed. Version 9.2.4.
Run the tool on your Win7 machine, collect the WinXP update
collection, then you'll have to share a folder with the
WinXP Mode VM to be able to run the Client install from
the collected updates. That brings the WinXP Mode OS up
to around the year 2014 or so. It would not include any
POSReady updates. It will likely be missing the SMBV1 patch
Make an occasional backup copy of the WinXP Mode .vhd file,
for safety. You do this, *while the VM is shut down*.
Windows Virtual PC doesn't have the nice interface
of VPC2007. They changed the interface so it runs from
an Explorer window. And the "controls" are on a bar
above the Explorer window when you're situated above
the VM folder.
Of course you could use Thunderbird for newsgroups...
But it's not OE.