Shutting down Virtual XP Mode in Windows 7

  tallboy 14 Aug 11
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Since the last Microsoft update my Virtual XP Mode will not integrate my applications and hence allow me to use it. It comes up with a message to shut it down & try again. However, the task bar functions only allow you to hibernate it - which doesn't shut it down. Microsoft Virtual XP Help pages tell you to use CTL+ALT+END - but this doesn't work.

I'd be grateful to here from anyone with a suggestion as to how to shut it down as opposed to just hibernate Virtual XP Mode.

Thanks

Tallboy

  gengiscant 14 Aug 11

Stop Virtual PC process (vpc.exe) from Task Manager > Processes, it might be better to reinstall XP Mode which will hopefully sort out your problems.

  tallboy 14 Aug 11

Hi gengiscant

That did it! All working fine now without having to re-install XP.

I'm always a bit reluctant to stop processes via the Task Master, in case it 'screws' something up, but since this was a stand-alone process, I guess it's safe to do it.

Thanks for your help.

Regards

Tallboy

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