[vcf-midatlantic] OT: XP p to v

Kelly Leavitt kelly at catcorner.org
Sun Dec 20 18:28:41 EST 2020

It was not a clean install. Vendor is not supplying installation media nor drivers to keep the equipment running so I have to start with a functioning machine. Their only path is to buy a new machine. Not worth that kind of investment.

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Out of curiosity, was that a clean XP install in the VM or a converted physical drive? Also, is there anything wrong with the existing host machine or is this virtual-proofing it?

I have several different VM setups. I mostly use Parallels on my Mac as the host, but I’ve also used VirtualBox on the Mac and Hyper-V on Windows. I haven’t experienced BSODs. Mostly I start with clean installs, use a Windows off-line update installer to apply updates (hundreds of them) and then add what I need from a hardware/software standpoint.


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Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] OT: XP p to v

Good afternoon all,
This is Kelly from the vcfed. I was wondering if anyone had experience in converting physical machines to run in a virtual environment. It just seems like a skill I can find in this group.

I'm trying to help a friend convert an old XP machine that runs custom USB hardware into a virtual environment so he can keep using his equipment.

I have it running under VMWare, but it's not 100% stable. I get BSOD on shutdown about 50% of the time and about 10% of the time on system startup. I've removed all drivers for old non-needed equipment, did a repair XP install, installed the guest applications for XP and disabled sound and graphics acceleration already.


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