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1881 census on Window 10


Allan MacBain
 

Hi Howard,
I managed to locate a methodology that allowed me to put the WinXP VHD directly on Win10.
Once I get the time, I'll add in the 1881 Census Data & v4.02 of the Viewer software.

Thank you for your assistance.

Allan

On Thu, 9 Jul 2020 at 15:00, Howard <hw_03-lst-mor@...> wrote:
Allan,

To access the CDs, I use Oracle VM VirtualBox (free to download) inside
which I installed Windows XP, using the original CD that came with my
old XP machine. The only thing to remember is to have an 1881 CD loaded
before powering up VirtualBox because it won't recognise an empty CD/DVD
drive.

If I recall, I first did this on a W7 machine, and later on I was able
to export VirtualBox from the W7 environment to a the W10 environment
without the rigmarole of reinstallation. I have other specialised
software working within VirtualBox which have not worked in W7 since
before the beginning of time, let alone W10.

There are probably nowadays a myriad other ways, although initially I
did try Windows Virtual PC which turned out to be a useless heap of junk.

Howard




Howard
 

Allan,

To access the CDs, I use Oracle VM VirtualBox (free to download) inside which I installed Windows XP, using the original CD that came with my old XP machine. The only thing to remember is to have an 1881 CD loaded before powering up VirtualBox because it won't recognise an empty CD/DVD drive.

If I recall, I first did this on a W7 machine, and later on I was able to export VirtualBox from the W7 environment to a the W10 environment without the rigmarole of reinstallation. I have other specialised software working within VirtualBox which have not worked in W7 since before the beginning of time, let alone W10.

There are probably nowadays a myriad other ways, although initially I did try Windows Virtual PC which turned out to be a useless heap of junk.

Howard