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Objective Windows 7

By the end of this page you will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic Hardware requirements

Hardware requirements

  • RAM: 2GB+
  • CPU: at least 1GHz dual-core
  • Installation space: 16GB (32bit) 20GB (64bit)
  • Graphics Card: Direct X -9 compatible with WDDM 1.0 or igher driver

To run Windows XP virtualisation

  • Processor be able to support processor based virtualisation (either Intel-VT or AMD-V)

References: Bruzzese (2009, Oct 12)[1]

Tips and Techniques


Connecting an XP computer

First set the Windows 7 permissions (Think this should be ok?)

  • Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Advanced Sharing Settings >

You need to share the folder on the Windows 7 computer

  • Right click on the folder/drive > Properties > Sharing > Advanced sharing > Share this folder

Then on the XP Computer

  • Right click on My Network places > Map Network drive
  • Chooses a drive and enter the Folder as shown on your Windows 7 labelled as "Network Path" (Should be something like \\Win7Computer\D )

Windows 7 - How to get the Quick Launch toolbar back

(I haven't tried it but...)

  1. Right-click the taskbar, choose Toolbars / New Toolbar
  2. In the folder selection dialog, enter the following string and hit OK:
    %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
  3. Turn off the "lock the taskbar" setting, and right-click on the divider. Make sure that "Show text" and "Show title" are disabled and the view is set to "small icons".
  4. Use the dividers to rearrange the toolbar ordering to choice, and then lock the taskbar again.

(However .. you should use the pin feature...)

Icon References.png References

  1. Bruzzese, J.P.(2009, Oct 12). The lowdown on deploying Windows 7. Computerworld NZ, No. 1,077.

Windows:7. (2018). In virtualMV's ( Michael Verhaart ) wiki. Retrieved November 13, 2018, from    (zotero)