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XP Virtual Machine in Win 7 - strange happenings

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by Roger Mills, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Roger Mills

    Roger Mills Flightless Bird

    I have an XP Virtual Machine running under Windows 7 Professional
    "Windows Virtual PC" so that I can run some 'legacy' applications which
    won't work in Win 7.

    In the virtual machine, Windows Explorer shows a local disk (C:) and
    also all the disks on the host machine - and allows me to copy files
    back and forth.

    Most of the applications running in the virtual machine are quite happy
    to read and write data files on the host machine.

    However Word 2000[1] (and Excel 2000) are not. If I try to open a file
    from the host machine in Word, it just hangs - and CPU usage goes to
    100% On the other hand, if I copy a file from the host machine to the
    local disk, it then opens quite happily in Word.

    It's presumably got something to do with sharing and file privileges
    etc., but why should Word (and other Office 2000 applications) behave
    differently from (say) Quicken in this respect? Any ideas?


    [1] In case you're wondering why I'm running Word in a virtual machine,
    I need to use a particular pseudo printer driver (Jaws - for creating
    PDF files) which won't work in Win7, and I need to open Word files in
    order to 'print' them. (Yes, there are other PDF converters which *will*
    run in Win7 - but I haven't yet found one with the same security options
    as Jaws).
    --
    Cheers,
    Roger
    ____________
    Please reply to Newsgroup. Whilst email address is valid, it is seldom
    checked.
     
  2. Huge

    Huge Flightless Bird

    On 2010-06-14, Roger Mills <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote:

    > It's presumably got something to do with sharing and file privileges
    > etc., but why should Word (and other Office 2000 applications) behave
    > differently from (say) Quicken in this respect? Any ideas?


    Because Microsoft are incompetent scum?


    --
    Today is Setting Orange, the 19th day of Confusion in the YOLD 3176
    Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine...
     
  3. Toby

    Toby Flightless Bird

    "Roger Mills" <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:87ma56Fp11U1@mid.individual.net...
    > I have an XP Virtual Machine running under Windows 7 Professional "Windows
    > Virtual PC" so that I can run some 'legacy' applications which won't work
    > in Win 7.
    >
    > In the virtual machine, Windows Explorer shows a local disk (C:) and also
    > all the disks on the host machine - and allows me to copy files back and
    > forth.
    >
    > Most of the applications running in the virtual machine are quite happy to
    > read and write data files on the host machine.
    >
    > However Word 2000[1] (and Excel 2000) are not. If I try to open a file
    > from the host machine in Word, it just hangs - and CPU usage goes to 100%
    > On the other hand, if I copy a file from the host machine to the local
    > disk, it then opens quite happily in Word.
    >
    > It's presumably got something to do with sharing and file privileges etc.,
    > but why should Word (and other Office 2000 applications) behave
    > differently from (say) Quicken in this respect? Any ideas?
    >
    >
    > [1] In case you're wondering why I'm running Word in a virtual machine, I
    > need to use a particular pseudo printer driver (Jaws - for creating PDF
    > files) which won't work in Win7, and I need to open Word files in order to
    > 'print' them. (Yes, there are other PDF converters which *will* run in
    > Win7 - but I haven't yet found one with the same security options as
    > Jaws).
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Roger
    > ____________
    > Please reply to Newsgroup. Whilst email address is valid, it is seldom
    > checked.



    Have you tried Primo PDF - it allows a password on open, and a separate
    password for protection that includes printing restrictions (No printing,
    high res or low res), various change restrictions & disabling copying to
    clipboard.

    It's free too

    Toby...
     
  4. John Whitworth

    John Whitworth Flightless Bird

    "Huge" <Huge@nowhere.much.invalid> wrote in message
    news:87mcckF676U4@mid.individual.net...
    > On 2010-06-14, Roger Mills <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> It's presumably got something to do with sharing and file privileges
    >> etc., but why should Word (and other Office 2000 applications) behave
    >> differently from (say) Quicken in this respect? Any ideas?

    >
    > Because Microsoft are incompetent scum?


    Useful...give yourself a pat on the back.
     
  5. John Whitworth

    John Whitworth Flightless Bird

    "Roger Mills" <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:87ma56Fp11U1@mid.individual.net...
    > I have an XP Virtual Machine running under Windows 7 Professional "Windows
    > Virtual PC" so that I can run some 'legacy' applications which won't work
    > in Win 7.
    >
    > In the virtual machine, Windows Explorer shows a local disk (C:) and also
    > all the disks on the host machine - and allows me to copy files back and
    > forth.
    >
    > Most of the applications running in the virtual machine are quite happy to
    > read and write data files on the host machine.
    >
    > However Word 2000[1] (and Excel 2000) are not. If I try to open a file
    > from the host machine in Word, it just hangs - and CPU usage goes to 100%
    > On the other hand, if I copy a file from the host machine to the local
    > disk, it then opens quite happily in Word.


    I assume that Office 2000 is patched to the hilt? All Service Packs applied?

    JW
     
  6. dennis@home

    dennis@home Flightless Bird

    "Roger Mills" <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:87ma56Fp11U1@mid.individual.net...
    > I have an XP Virtual Machine running under Windows 7 Professional "Windows
    > Virtual PC" so that I can run some 'legacy' applications which won't work
    > in Win 7.
    >
    > In the virtual machine, Windows Explorer shows a local disk (C:) and also
    > all the disks on the host machine - and allows me to copy files back and
    > forth.
    >
    > Most of the applications running in the virtual machine are quite happy to
    > read and write data files on the host machine.
    >
    > However Word 2000[1] (and Excel 2000) are not. If I try to open a file
    > from the host machine in Word, it just hangs - and CPU usage goes to 100%
    > On the other hand, if I copy a file from the host machine to the local
    > disk, it then opens quite happily in Word.
    >
    > It's presumably got something to do with sharing and file privileges etc.,
    > but why should Word (and other Office 2000 applications) behave
    > differently from (say) Quicken in this respect? Any ideas?
    >
    >
    > [1] In case you're wondering why I'm running Word in a virtual machine, I
    > need to use a particular pseudo printer driver (Jaws - for creating PDF
    > files) which won't work in Win7, and I need to open Word files in order to
    > 'print' them. (Yes, there are other PDF converters which *will* run in
    > Win7 - but I haven't yet found one with the same security options as
    > Jaws).


    Don't use word 2000.
    Try M$ word viewer if you don't need to make changes.
    OO if you do.
    Or have a look at the free office 2010 essentials that should be released
    about now.
     
  7. Huge

    Huge Flightless Bird

    On 2010-06-14, John Whitworth <sexyjw@g_EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE_mail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Huge" <Huge@nowhere.much.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:87mcckF676U4@mid.individual.net...
    >> On 2010-06-14, Roger Mills <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> It's presumably got something to do with sharing and file privileges
    >>> etc., but why should Word (and other Office 2000 applications) behave
    >>> differently from (say) Quicken in this respect? Any ideas?

    >>
    >> Because Microsoft are incompetent scum?

    >
    > Useful...


    Really? It wasn't intended to be. In the same way that what is likely
    happening is that MS don't want you to be able to do what the OP wants - they
    want you to buy another copy of Office for the host machine. Although this
    is only a guess, based on years of experience of watching people empty
    their wallets into Bill Gates bank account.

    > give yourself a pat on the back.


    Thanks, but there's no need.


    --
    Today is Setting Orange, the 19th day of Confusion in the YOLD 3176
    Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine...
     
  8. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:4c16008e$0$2538$da0feed9@news.zen.co.uk,
    John Whitworth typed on Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:12:28 +0100:
    > "Roger Mills" <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:87ma56Fp11U1@mid.individual.net...
    >> I have an XP Virtual Machine running under Windows 7 Professional
    >> "Windows Virtual PC" so that I can run some 'legacy' applications
    >> which won't work in Win 7.
    >>
    >> In the virtual machine, Windows Explorer shows a local disk (C:) and
    >> also all the disks on the host machine - and allows me to copy files
    >> back and forth.
    >>
    >> Most of the applications running in the virtual machine are quite
    >> happy to read and write data files on the host machine.
    >>
    >> However Word 2000[1] (and Excel 2000) are not. If I try to open a
    >> file from the host machine in Word, it just hangs - and CPU usage
    >> goes to 100% On the other hand, if I copy a file from the host
    >> machine to the local disk, it then opens quite happily in Word.

    >
    > I assume that Office 2000 is patched to the hilt? All Service Packs
    > applied?
    > JW


    Microsoft Office 2000 Update didn't work for me running under Windows 7.
    Although it does under Windows XP. So here is the manual update list for
    Office 2000 I have created.

    Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.2720)
    Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1)
    Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.6926 SP-3)
    Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.8968 SP-3) after 13 more updates

    REQUIRED UPDATES
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2000 (KB969683)
    3683 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel 2000 that could allow
    arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This
    update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Word 2000 (KB969600)
    4002 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Word 2000 that could allow
    arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This
    update resolves the vulnerability so that Microsoft Word 2000 documents
    are handled appropriately.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Office 2000 (KB944425)
    1383 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
    This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB947361)
    2810 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
    This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Outlook 2000 (KB946986)
    2601 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when you click on a maliciously modified
    hyperlink. This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Office 2000 (KB921606) (English version)
    489 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
    enable arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
    This security update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB921595) (English version)
    524 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
    This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Access Snapshot Viewer 2000 (KB955441) (English
    version)
    87 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in the Snapshot Viewer that could allow
    arbitrary code to run when you open a maliciously modified web page or
    document. This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components (KB931660)
    1294 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Office Web Components
    2000 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified
    file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB957838) (English version)
    144 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified document is
    opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 (KB957790)
    1797 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
    This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Outlook 2000 (KB905646) (English version)
    3333 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when opening a malicious document. This
    update addresses that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for PowerPoint 2000 (KB905555) (English version)
    26 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows XP SP3
     
  9. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:87mfmsF676U7@mid.individual.net,
    Huge typed on 14 Jun 2010 10:47:57 GMT:
    > On 2010-06-14, John Whitworth
    > wrote:
    >>
    >> "Huge" <Huge@nowhere.much.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:87mcckF676U4@mid.individual.net...
    >>> On 2010-06-14, Roger Mills <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> It's presumably got something to do with sharing and file
    >>>> privileges etc., but why should Word (and other Office 2000
    >>>> applications) behave differently from (say) Quicken in this
    >>>> respect? Any ideas?
    >>>
    >>> Because Microsoft are incompetent scum?

    >>
    >> Useful...

    >
    > Really? It wasn't intended to be. In the same way that what is likely
    > happening is that MS don't want you to be able to do what the OP
    > wants - they want you to buy another copy of Office for the host
    > machine. Although this is only a guess, based on years of experience
    > of watching people empty
    > their wallets into Bill Gates bank account.
    >
    >> give yourself a pat on the back.

    >
    > Thanks, but there's no need.


    Really? I bought MS Office 97 and MS Office 2000 and I stopped there. I
    had to upgrade from MSO 97 because it had too many bugs that MSO 2000
    fixed. I felt no reason to get the later versions as MS Office 2000
    works just fine for me.

    I do regret buying two copies of Windows 7 that still sit up on the
    shelf unopened. As I was running two copies of Windows 7 Ultimate RC for
    about a year and I was unimpressed with it.

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows XP SP3
     
  10. Man at B&Q

    Man at B&Q Flightless Bird

    On Jun 14, 11:26 am, "dennis@home" <den...@killspam.kicks-ass.net>
    wrote:
    > "Roger Mills" <watt.ty...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:87ma56Fp11U1@mid.individual.net...
    >
    >
    >
    > > I have an XP Virtual Machine running under Windows 7 Professional "Windows
    > > Virtual PC" so that I can run some 'legacy' applications which won't work
    > > in Win 7.

    >
    > > In the virtual machine, Windows Explorer shows a local disk (C:) and also
    > > all the disks on the host machine - and allows me to copy files back and
    > > forth.

    >
    > > Most of the applications running in the virtual machine are quite happyto
    > > read and write data files on the host machine.

    >
    > > However Word 2000[1] (and Excel 2000) are not. If I try to open a file
    > > from the host machine in Word, it just hangs - and CPU usage goes to 100%
    > > On the other hand, if I copy a file from the host machine to the local
    > > disk, it then opens quite happily in Word.

    >
    > > It's presumably got something to do with sharing and file privileges etc.,
    > > but why should Word (and other Office 2000 applications) behave
    > > differently from (say) Quicken in this respect? Any ideas?

    >
    > > [1] In case you're wondering why I'm running Word in a virtual machine,I
    > > need to use a particular pseudo printer driver (Jaws - for creating PDF
    > > files) which won't work in Win7, and I need to open Word files in orderto
    > > 'print' them. (Yes, there are other PDF converters which *will* run in
    > > Win7 - but I haven't yet found one with the same security options as
    > > Jaws).

    >
    > Don't use word 2000.
    > Try M$ word viewer if you don't need to make changes.
    > OO if you do.


    What do you do when OO doesn't render the document the same? Or screws
    up the doc so it doesn't look the same when you go back to Office? It
    happens.

    MBQ
     
  11. John Whitworth

    John Whitworth Flightless Bird

    "Huge" <Huge@nowhere.much.invalid> wrote in message
    news:87mfmsF676U7@mid.individual.net...
    > On 2010-06-14, John Whitworth <sexyjw@g_EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE_mail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Huge" <Huge@nowhere.much.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:87mcckF676U4@mid.individual.net...
    >>> On 2010-06-14, Roger Mills <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> It's presumably got something to do with sharing and file privileges
    >>>> etc., but why should Word (and other Office 2000 applications) behave
    >>>> differently from (say) Quicken in this respect? Any ideas?
    >>>
    >>> Because Microsoft are incompetent scum?

    >>
    >> Useful...

    >
    > Really? It wasn't intended to be. In the same way that what is likely
    > happening is that MS don't want you to be able to do what the OP wants -
    > they
    > want you to buy another copy of Office for the host machine. Although this
    > is only a guess, based on years of experience of watching people empty
    > their wallets into Bill Gates bank account.


    What business *wouldn't* want you to buy new products? But I'm afraid your
    argument really is flawed. In the vast majority of situations, Office 2000
    is still a very good product, and there is no need to upgrade unless you
    want either the eye candy or extra functionality of the later versions.
    Extended support for Office 2000 was only discontinued last year.
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeoffice I really do not think that is
    short-changing the customer, or incompetent, do you?

    >> give yourself a pat on the back.

    >
    > Thanks, but there's no need.


    OK - smack your head into a concrete pillar a few times then. That might
    make you feel better.
     
  12. John Whitworth

    John Whitworth Flightless Bird

    "dennis@home" <dennis@killspam.kicks-ass.net> wrote in message
    news:hv504u$sfn$1@news.datemas.de...
    >
    >
    > "Roger Mills" <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:87ma56Fp11U1@mid.individual.net...
    >> I have an XP Virtual Machine running under Windows 7 Professional
    >> "Windows Virtual PC" so that I can run some 'legacy' applications which
    >> won't work in Win 7.
    >>
    >> In the virtual machine, Windows Explorer shows a local disk (C:) and also
    >> all the disks on the host machine - and allows me to copy files back and
    >> forth.
    >>
    >> Most of the applications running in the virtual machine are quite happy
    >> to read and write data files on the host machine.
    >>
    >> However Word 2000[1] (and Excel 2000) are not. If I try to open a file
    >> from the host machine in Word, it just hangs - and CPU usage goes to 100%
    >> On the other hand, if I copy a file from the host machine to the local
    >> disk, it then opens quite happily in Word.
    >>
    >> It's presumably got something to do with sharing and file privileges
    >> etc., but why should Word (and other Office 2000 applications) behave
    >> differently from (say) Quicken in this respect? Any ideas?
    >>
    >>
    >> [1] In case you're wondering why I'm running Word in a virtual machine, I
    >> need to use a particular pseudo printer driver (Jaws - for creating PDF
    >> files) which won't work in Win7, and I need to open Word files in order
    >> to 'print' them. (Yes, there are other PDF converters which *will* run in
    >> Win7 - but I haven't yet found one with the same security options as
    >> Jaws).

    >
    > Don't use word 2000.


    I believe Roger raised this before - Office 2003 wasn't compatible with the
    Jaws driver. If Office 2003 wasn't, it's unlikely that OO would be.
     
  13. John Whitworth

    John Whitworth Flightless Bird

    "BillW50" <BillW50@aol.kom> wrote in message
    news:hv526m$vkv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > I do regret buying two copies of Windows 7 that still sit up on the shelf
    > unopened. As I was running two copies of Windows 7 Ultimate RC for about a
    > year and I was unimpressed with it.
    >

    Must admit, Windows 7 RC seemed to work flawlessly. It was only after
    release that I started to get a bit squiffy.
     
  14. Adrian C

    Adrian C Flightless Bird

    On 14/06/2010 10:13, Roger Mills wrote:
    >
    > Most of the applications running in the virtual machine are quite happy
    > to read and write data files on the host machine.
    >
    > However Word 2000[1] (and Excel 2000) are not. If I try to open a file
    > from the host machine in Word, it just hangs - and CPU usage goes to
    > 100% On the other hand, if I copy a file from the host machine to the
    > local disk, it then opens quite happily in Word.
    >
    > It's presumably got something to do with sharing and file privileges
    > etc., but why should Word (and other Office 2000 applications) behave
    > differently from (say) Quicken in this respect? Any ideas?


    They are probably trying to create and write a temp file in the same
    folder as the opened file, and not succeeding. Normally the opening
    application should then state "read only mode" and open the file, but
    there might be subtle things afloat stopping it.

    Try setting an audit policy in Windows 7 and then check out 7's event log.

    Maybe host folders are accessed in WinXP as Win7's adminstrative file
    shares.

    http://microsoftblog.globalknowledg...u-to-monitor-access-to-windows-7-file-shares/

    --
    Adrian C
     
  15. Roger Mills

    Roger Mills Flightless Bird

    On 14/06/2010 11:12, John Whitworth wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Roger Mills" <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:87ma56Fp11U1@mid.individual.net...
    >> I have an XP Virtual Machine running under Windows 7 Professional
    >> "Windows Virtual PC" so that I can run some 'legacy' applications
    >> which won't work in Win 7.
    >>
    >> In the virtual machine, Windows Explorer shows a local disk (C:) and
    >> also all the disks on the host machine - and allows me to copy files
    >> back and forth.
    >>
    >> Most of the applications running in the virtual machine are quite
    >> happy to read and write data files on the host machine.
    >>
    >> However Word 2000[1] (and Excel 2000) are not. If I try to open a file
    >> from the host machine in Word, it just hangs - and CPU usage goes to
    >> 100% On the other hand, if I copy a file from the host machine to the
    >> local disk, it then opens quite happily in Word.

    >
    > I assume that Office 2000 is patched to the hilt? All Service Packs
    > applied?
    >
    > JW



    No, I just installed it on the virtual machine from an original CD. Is
    that likely to be significant?
    --
    Cheers,
    Roger
    ____________
    Please reply to Newsgroup. Whilst email address is valid, it is seldom
    checked.
     
  16. John Whitworth

    John Whitworth Flightless Bird

    "Roger Mills" <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:87mn8sFa81U1@mid.individual.net...
    > On 14/06/2010 11:12, John Whitworth wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Roger Mills" <watt.tyler@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:87ma56Fp11U1@mid.individual.net...
    >>> I have an XP Virtual Machine running under Windows 7 Professional
    >>> "Windows Virtual PC" so that I can run some 'legacy' applications
    >>> which won't work in Win 7.
    >>>
    >>> In the virtual machine, Windows Explorer shows a local disk (C:) and
    >>> also all the disks on the host machine - and allows me to copy files
    >>> back and forth.
    >>>
    >>> Most of the applications running in the virtual machine are quite
    >>> happy to read and write data files on the host machine.
    >>>
    >>> However Word 2000[1] (and Excel 2000) are not. If I try to open a file
    >>> from the host machine in Word, it just hangs - and CPU usage goes to
    >>> 100% On the other hand, if I copy a file from the host machine to the
    >>> local disk, it then opens quite happily in Word.

    >>
    >> I assume that Office 2000 is patched to the hilt? All Service Packs
    >> applied?
    >>
    >> JW

    >
    >
    > No, I just installed it on the virtual machine from an original CD. Is
    > that likely to be significant?
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Roger


    Haven't a clue to be honest - but I'd certainly try at least getting SP1, 2
    and 3 on there.
     
  17. Bob Eager

    Bob Eager Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 13:57:00 +0100, Roger Mills wrote:

    >> I assume that Office 2000 is patched to the hilt? All Service Packs
    >> applied?

    >
    > No, I just installed it on the virtual machine from an original CD. Is
    > that likely to be significant?


    The virtual machine, as supplied, is also far from up to date. Worth
    applying the XP fixes too.


    --
    Use the BIG mirror service in the UK:
    http://www.mirrorservice.org

    *lightning protection* - a w_tom conductor
     
  18. Roger Mills

    Roger Mills Flightless Bird

    On 14/06/2010 12:36, John Whitworth wrote:
    >
    >
    > "dennis@home" <dennis@killspam.kicks-ass.net> wrote in message
    > news:hv504u$sfn$1@news.datemas.de...
    >>


    >>
    >> Don't use word 2000.

    >
    > I believe Roger raised this before - Office 2003 wasn't compatible with
    > the Jaws driver. If Office 2003 wasn't, it's unlikely that OO would be.


    Not exactly. I'm pretty sure that I've used Jaws with Word 2003 (under
    XP) in the past. If you can get Jaws running under a given operating
    system, it seems then to work with all applications - it's just that it
    won't work with Win 7 - hence the reason for running it (and needing to
    run Word) on the Virtual XP machine.

    I currently have a solution - of sorts - by copying files to be Jaws'd
    onto the virtual machine's 'local' drive, and copying the resulting PDF
    files back, but it's a bit messy, and I'd prefer to be able to access
    the original files directly.
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  19. Roger Mills

    Roger Mills Flightless Bird

    On 14/06/2010 13:23, Adrian C wrote:
    > On 14/06/2010 10:13, Roger Mills wrote:
    >>


    >
    > They are probably trying to create and write a temp file in the same
    > folder as the opened file, and not succeeding. Normally the opening
    > application should then state "read only mode" and open the file, but
    > there might be subtle things afloat stopping it.
    >


    That implies that the virtual machine has read access but not write
    access to files on the host machine. But other applications running on
    the virtual machine can write to the host quite happily - so I still
    don't understand why Word should be any different.


    > Try setting an audit policy in Windows 7 and then check out 7's event log.
    >
    > Maybe host folders are accessed in WinXP as Win7's adminstrative file
    > shares.
    >
    > http://microsoftblog.globalknowledg...u-to-monitor-access-to-windows-7-file-shares/
    >
    >


    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have a look.
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  20. Roger Mills

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    On 14/06/2010 11:47, Huge wrote:

    > In the same way that what is likely
    > happening is that MS don't want you to be able to do what the OP wants - they
    > want you to buy another copy of Office for the host machine.


    No, that's not the issue. I've actually got Office 2007 on the host and
    Office 2000 on the virtual machine. The issue is that of trying to get
    Word 2000 on the virtual machine to be able to access *data* files (i.e.
    documents) stored on the host.
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