[NTLK] Virtual PC help

Gene Beaird bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 2 12:21:00 EDT 2018

So I haven’t been following this, but am assuming your running Virtual PC on a Windows 10 system?  Can you get to where you need to be with Windows XP?  Not sure where I got the info from, perhaps this list, but I got a Windows XP virtual machine running on our Win7 laptop using XP Mode:


Not sure if that will work on Win10, but if you have access to Win7, but maybe you could try that?


Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

> On Oct 2, 2018, at 11:00 AM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2018 12:24:11 -0400
> From: Michael Neville <michael.neville at gmail.com>
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> Subject: [NTLK] Virtual PC help
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> Thanks to everyone who has been helping and giving advice for connecting
> Windows.
> I've tried Hyper-V and Virtualbox, but neither seem to be able to use a
> serial connection properly for the Newton to sync or backup/restore.
> I'm running into issues with Virtual PC since it's so old now. I'm trying
> to host on Windows 10 using these instructions, but the installer fails
> https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/virtual_pc_guy/2010/05/27/installing-windows-98-on-windows-virtual-pc/
> Here's a link to the installer:
> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3702
> Can anyone describe how they got the *.msu file to install on Windows 10?
> Or can you detail your process?
> Any help would be appreciated. I have the VMAdditions.iso extracted but I'm
> stuck with the Stand Alone Installer.
> Thank you!!

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