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    drcomputers
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    I’m attempting to setup Windows Virtual PC on a Windows 7 Professional install (I can’t remember at the moment if it’s 32 or 64 bit) with a .vhd created from an Acronis hard drive image.

    I can get the .vhd to boot and the Windows logon screen comes up but I’m unable to type in the password or move the mouse in the VPC window.

    I am able to create an XP Mode .vhd that will boot and allow me to type on the keyboard and use the mouse.

    So at the moment I’m not sure if I missed something in creating the .vhd from the Acronis hard drive image (I did follow the instructions from Acronis to do this) or if there is something else that is missing/incorrect.

    Regards,
    Thomas

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    Re: No keyboard or mouse control in Virtual PC

    What Windows is running on the VM?

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    Noeread
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    Re: No keyboard or mouse control in Virtual PC

    The VM is running Windows XP PRofessional with, I believe SP3, if not it’s at least SP2.

    Regards,
    Thomas

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    Re: No keyboard or mouse control in Virtual PC

    Can you connect to it over the network via RDP perhaps?

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    biggles77
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    Re: No keyboard or mouse control in Virtual PC

    If I understand this correctly, you have converted a Physical machine to a Virtual one (P2V) using Acronis. Is this correct? Does the VHD boot or does it just recycle through the process?

    What were the Acronis instructions and what tool did you use?
    Have you tried to recreate the VHD using a different tool?
    Is this just a practice or do you have a specific reason for wanting this particular VHD running?
    Have you installed ALL the Windows 7 updates (especially the ones relating to VPC) and Service Pack 1?

    Maybe this will help for RDP access. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2f376f53-83cf-4e5b-9515-2cb70662a81b&displaylang=en

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