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Virtual Windows XP install and login error

Last response: in Windows 7
May 19, 2010 7:41:07 PM

I had virtual pc with a virtual windows xp running with the default user name of "user" & no password.
It was working without issue.
I tried to change the user name to "Jerry" thru the user accounts menu within the running virtual xp machine.

Then I couldn't log on with either "User" or "Jerry". I would get bad user name or password.

I uninstalled both the the virtual windows XP and the virtual pc KB958559-x86 and then tried to reinstall.

When I try to install KB958559 I get "Installer encountered and error:0x8007052e" "Login failure: Unknown user name or bad password". It doesn't even ask for one.

I have tried a system restore to a point before the original installation of virtual PC and still the same error. I googled this but found nothing that seemed to address this issue.

Help please.
May 19, 2010 10:19:21 PM

Ok, I'm an idiot.

I was trying to reinstall things in the wrong order. I was installing Virtual PC before Virtual Windows XP.

Install Virtual Windows XP first and there was no problem.

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