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XP mode - need to launch URL

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Dane Beko, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Dane Beko

    Dane Beko Flightless Bird

    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!
     
  2. Dick Mahar

    Dick Mahar Flightless Bird

    "Dane Beko" <dbeko@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D9AC98676F99dbeko@207.246.207.163...
    > 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.
     
  3. Dane Beko

    Dane Beko Flightless Bird

    "Dick Mahar" <dmahar@tvcconnect.net> wrote in
    news:u4idnTn9DZluGobRnZ2dnUVZ_gmdnZ2d@tvcconnect.net:

    > 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.


    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.
     
  4. PeeCee

    PeeCee Flightless Bird

    "Dane Beko" <dbeko@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D9B8FE25BAFdbeko@207.246.207.167...
    > "Dick Mahar" <dmahar@tvcconnect.net> wrote in
    > news:u4idnTn9DZluGobRnZ2dnUVZ_gmdnZ2d@tvcconnect.net:
    >
    >> 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.

    >
    > 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.
     
  5. Dane Beko

    Dane Beko Flightless Bird

    "PeeCee" <abuse@local.host> wrote in
    news:hvh4d1$2bk$1@news.albasani.net:

    > 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.
     
  6. w7pro

    w7pro Flightless Bird

  7. Help PCS

    Help PCS Flightless Bird

    undisclosed wrote in news:e0203f61b69022746a32afe077a15e36
    @nntp-gateway.com:

    > I'm sorry your having a problem with your Windows XP Mode;
    > this video demo at 'bit.ly/Win7ProXPMode'
    > http://bit.ly/Win7ProXPMode) may help and also check out
    > this more detailed info at 'bit.ly/WinXPMode'
    > (http://bit.ly/WinXPMode).


    Thanks but I got it working just fine.
     

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