XP mode - need to launch URL


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Dane Beko

We have a client with an application that only works in XP or
Vista; the client is running Win7 Pro. I've installed the
application in my XP Mode Virtual-PC (test bed) but I haven't
figured out how to launch the application (via URL) from the
host (Win7 Pro) computer yet.

I've looked at the Start menu in Win7 Pro and it has other
applications that I've installed on the guest OS but adding a
URL (http://192.168.72.60:8080) which launches the
application doesn't work.

How is this done please? Thanks!
 
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Dick Mahar

Dane Beko said:
We have a client with an application that only works in XP or
Vista; the client is running Win7 Pro. I've installed the
application in my XP Mode Virtual-PC (test bed) but I haven't
figured out how to launch the application (via URL) from the
host (Win7 Pro) computer yet.

I've looked at the Start menu in Win7 Pro and it has other
applications that I've installed on the guest OS but adding a
URL (http://192.168.72.60:8080) which launches the
application doesn't work.

How is this done please? Thanks!
Find the application in Program Files, and use the exe.file to open it.
 
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Dane Beko

I've looked at the Start menu in Win7 Pro and it has other

Find the application in Program Files, and use the
exe.file to open it.
Sorry, I wasn't clear in my original post. The URL *is* the
program; the user logs into a website to access the needed
data and images.

The webserver into which the user logs needs to install a
series of applications on the user's workstation, none of
which are compatible with Windows 7. So installing the
applications in XP Mode works but then I need a way to launch
the URL from Win7 and running it in XP Mode.

Thanks.
 
P

PeeCee

Dane Beko said:
Sorry, I wasn't clear in my original post. The URL *is* the
program; the user logs into a website to access the needed
data and images.

The webserver into which the user logs needs to install a
series of applications on the user's workstation, none of
which are compatible with Windows 7. So installing the
applications in XP Mode works but then I need a way to launch
the URL from Win7 and running it in XP Mode.

Thanks.

You can launch any XP Mode 'All Programs' shortcut in Windows 7 Pro by
dragging a shortcut to the Windows 7 desktop.
Doing it this way launches the XP Mode application in a Window without the
rest of the Virtual PC so it looks just like a native Windows 7 application

I did a test by creating a shortcut URL on the desktop of my XP Mode virtual
machine.
I then copied the shortcut to C:\documents and settings\all users\start
menu\programs using Windows Explorer in the XP Mode virtual machine.

Then I went back to All programs/Windows Virtual PC/Virtual XP Mode
Applications in Windows 7 and found the shortcut I had copied in XP Mode to
the start menu.
Right click and dragging it out to the Windows 7 desktop put a shortcut on
my desktop that, when run, launched XP Mode with XP Modes browser open on
the URL in the shortcut.
(I do it by right click dragging so you can make sure you are copying it and
not moving it)

Now I don't know if launching installers from such a window will install
them to the Virtual machine or to Windows 7, but I'm sure you will quickly
find out.

Best Luck
Paul.
 
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Dane Beko

You can launch any XP Mode 'All Programs' shortcut in
Windows 7 Pro by dragging a shortcut to the Windows 7
desktop. Doing it this way launches the XP Mode application
in a Window without the rest of the Virtual PC so it looks
just like a native Windows 7 application
This worked like a champ, thanks.
 
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We have a client with an application that only works in XP or
Vista; the client is running Win7 Pro. I've installed the
application in my XP Mode Virtual-PC (test bed) but I haven't
figured out how to launch the application (via URL) from the
host (Win7 Pro) computer yet.

I've looked at the Start menu in Win7 Pro and it has other
applications that I've installed on the guest OS but adding a
URL (http://192.168.72.60:8080) which launches the
application doesn't work.

How is this done please? Thanks!
I'm sorry your having a problem with your Windows XP Mode; this video demo at bit.ly/Win7ProXPMode may help and also check out this more detailed info at bit.ly/WinXPMode.
 
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