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Topic # 100774 18-Apr-2012 17:12 Send private message

Microsoft virtual Machine?
I can't enable Microsoft Virtual Machine? When I check the box it doesn't stay checked. I use Windows XP SP3 2003. I use it only for Facebook and games, not work. Installed on it I have: Adobe Flash player 11 Active X, Adobe Reader x 10.1.2, Java ™ 6 update 31, Internet Explorer 8. My default browser is Moxzilla Firefox 11.0. Are these all compatible or are they working against eachother? Do I need to enable Microsoft Virtual Machine? My laptop is old and I want the best set up as possible for my games without having to go buy new software? Any advice would be most appreciated, Thank You

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  Reply # 611294 18-Apr-2012 17:13 Send private message

Are you installing Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, or something else? What box doesn't stay checked?





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  Reply # 611310 18-Apr-2012 17:33 Send private message

Are you sure you mean Microsoft Virtual Machine. Maybe you mean Microsoft Virtual PC? http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx



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  Reply # 611421 18-Apr-2012 19:50 Send private message


Hi,
     Thank You for responding,  I'm new to this site, so I'm not sure if this is where I respond to you or not!  I'm not trying to install anything new. When I go to (set program access and defaults) on my start menu, it looks like this:

CHOOSE A DEFAULT VIRTUAL MACHINE FOR JAVA

    
Use my current virtual machine for Java

    Microsoft Virtual Machine                                                      enable access to this program


NOTE:  If a program does not respond to your choice to enable or remove access to it, please contact the vendor of that program.

     When I check the box to enable it, it doesn't stay like the other program defaults above it.  Is it because I don't have it or need it?  Is it something I do need to download from Microsoft?  The programs I am using are they compatible or are they working against each other?  I'm able to play my games, but on other computers they work a lot better.  Initially, I assumed it worked better on other computers because they were newer, if that's the case I'm fine with it, but if there is something else I need to download for it to run right or better, I'd like to fix it?  Thanks again for responding.


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  Reply # 611510 18-Apr-2012 21:40 Send private message

This sounds loike you need to install Java, not "Virtual Machine"... Download the JRE from http://java.sun.com.





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