"Integration features have been disabled"


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I'm having a problem with XP Mode on my Win7 OS. Things have been working fine since I first installed VPC/XP Mode. Now when I start XP mode I get an "Integration Features have been disabled" error. I have searched for a resolution of this problem but so far have not seen a solution. It's odd because although it repeatedly gives this message it seems that some of the integration features are loaded, but not all. Trying to reload these from the Tools drop-down menu doesn't work, as the same message is displayed. I have tried going back to previous restore versions and this doesn't solve it. There has got to be an easy way to fix this without having to completely resetup VM/XP with all the software and settings which I have previously loaded. Does anyone have a good and perhaps easier solution without having to tinker around with registry entries? Or is this a VM/XP bug?
 
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I have also developed this problem ever since the latest microsoft updates. I have Win7 pro 64bit
I have been using XP Mode for quite some time with not too many problems but now I can't open it up at all. Just a black screen saying Loading your personal settings....... integration features won't enable.
 
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Lets hope that one of the software engineers from Microsoft is able to offer assistance in resolving our problems. I did call the support people at Microsoft and I was shuffled from 'phone to 'phone and eventually got a person who said that he was a Virtual Machine specialist for Windows 7. However it became apparent that this fellow was a rookie and after a whole hour of investigation suggested that I completely reinstall the VM for my XP OS again from scratch! Since this would have also meant reinstalling a number of applications and settings, I wasn't keen to do this I I then went out and bought an expensive all inclusive Windows 7 reference manual entitled "Windows 7 In Depth" by Robert Cowart and Brian Knittel, as this was the only Windows 7 book in the store that had information on the setup of virtual environment. However, having read the appropriate sections I no closer more closer to solving the problem. I also run Window 7 professional 64 bit, with Windows XP 32 bit setup in the virtual environment.
 
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Yea, I had a look at some other forums and tried a few suggestions but nothing worked. I only have one program on the XP Virtual Machine but it is an important one (Accounting software) and due to the urgency of getting things up and running again for work, I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling everything. I couldn't find the .vhd file anywhere so couldn't restore that, but fortunately I did have a current back-up file elsewhere for the accounting program (which was the only thing I was really worried about). It's all up and running again now thank goodness. It's a shame none of the experts are able to come up with a quick solution though. I'm certainly not clued up enough to be able to fix things myself. I hope you find joy soon... Thanks
 

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I checked my Virtual PC - XP mode when you posted this, just to see if an update may have FUBARed mine in some fashion but it is still working fine so I can not confirm the issue is caused by updates and I could not find any solutions when I searched your problem.

Early on when I was trying things I wanted it fresh once I was comfortable with it and I simply deleted it and reinstalled like kayben but I didn't have any data I wasn't keeping directly on the W7 HD (rather than the virtualHD), so I had nothing to loose.
 
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XP VM - Simple Solution

I like Simple

I was also having this issue
I also suspect this came about after a recent round of MS updates as I have used this XP VM for ages with no issues.

From the tools bar chose tools and settings
Then click on Integration Features and turn off things that you don't have to have at startup
For me it was printers and smart cards etc

Then chose the CLOSE option at the bottom of the settings list
Change this to shutdown and click OK

Now under action in the tool bar choose close and this will force a shutdown
Once the shutdown was complete, restarting the VM worked but interestingly the VM was trying to install Windows updates - :) hmmm - I wonder

Now the VM is back and working just fine
I recommend that you now reset your Integration feature settings
I hope that this helps you to solve your XP VM problem

Cheers
 
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I like Simple too! My problems started on a new PC after its first round of updates. After completing your suggestions, I had to shut the whole computer down as well before VM bounced back, but bounce back it did - thank you!
 
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I had this problem too. Tried many ways mentioned in forums and fail. Finally it is solved by "tools"-->"update integration features", HAHA!
 

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