Windowspager To Enable Four Virtual Desktops On Your Windows System

Windowspager To Enable Four Virtual Desktops On Your Windows System

In today’s world of computers, multitasking is the need of the hour. One can hardly avoid it. At a number of occasions, you might have run multiple applications on your computer simultaneous. Though you might have learnt to manage multitasking, too many running applications can sometimes lead to confusion.

To take care of your multitasking needs, you may use “WindowsPager” which offers four ‘virtual’ desktops so as to allow you to group your running applications systematically. For instance, while you may dedicate one virtual workspace to office related tasks, you may run only social networking applications in the other.

You need to simply download the zipped file for WindowsPager from the internet. Extract the contents from the zipped file and double-click on the executable file. Once you do this, you will see this utility placed at the base of your desktop. You may set up a particular virtual workspace by just launching applications from that particular workspace.

Switching between the virtual desktops is also quite easy. You simply need to click on the shortcut of the virtual workspace that you wish to switch on to. WindowsPager is very much lightweight and consumes just about 340kB of your computer’s memory space.

WindowsPager works well with most Windows OS including Windows XP, Vista and 2000. As you do not need to install WindowsPager, you can just carry this portable utility in your thumb drive and use it in different mobile stations. This freeware can be easily downloaded from the link Here.

Trick To Run Outlook Express And Internet Explorer 6 Of XPM Virtual Machine In Windows 7

Trick To Run Outlook Express And Internet Explorer 6 Of XPM Virtual Machine In Windows 7

Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC offer an enhanced experience in your Windows 7 Operating System by enabling backward compatibility. XPM or Win XP Mode is a virtual application mode in which you can run applications in Windows 7 native desktop as if you are running them locally using a service resembling Terminal Services RAIL (Remote Applications Integrated Locally) components.

With this seamless Windows XP Mode, you can install an application in Microsoft’s XPM virtual machine and publish the shortcuts of these applications automatically to Windows 7 host in order to access them easily without a need of opening VXP window. This enables you to run the applications directly from the Start Menu of host OS. These applications are launched by seamless application launcher, vmsal.exe.

All applications that you install in XPM virtual machine can be published to start menu of the host OS (i.e. Windows 7). However, XPM virtual machine comes with two built-in pre-installed applications, Outlook Express and Internet Explorer 6. Therefore, it is not possible that you install these two applications manually to XPM virtual machine and publish them as virtual programs on Windows 7.

In case you wish to publish Outlook Express and Internet Explorer 6 in Windows 7 start menu and access or run them seamlessly from Windows 7 desktop, you need to follow a simple trick.

All you need to do is, drag and drop Internet Explorer 6/ Outlook Express shortcuts or simply copy these shortcuts into the “Start Menu” folder under “All Users” folder which is normally placed at the location C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu folder.



The moment you add the Internet Explorer 6/ Outlook Express shortcuts to Start Menu for all users, you will see a new folder under the Virtual PC folder within the Start Menu of Windows 7. You will be able to see the shortcuts of IE 6/ Outlook Express in this new folder.

When you initially try to launch these virtual applications, it might take some as your system need to power up XPM virtual machine though it won’t show VM desktop window.  Also even when you close all the virtual applications, the system will not power down the VM state instantaneously. Instead, the XPM Virtual machine will still run for some more time waiting for the user to run other virtual applications.


If the user does not run any virtual applications during this time, the system will put the XPM virtual machine into saved state or hibernation mode. However, there are a few other applications such as Windows Media Player9 and HyperTerminal, which cannot be published in the start menu of Windows 7 without using a hack.

Access The Windows BIOS Setup With Ease

Access The Windows BIOS Setup With Ease

A creation of Windows, the virtual machine is simulated and runs within the Windows itself, but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have the features or powers of the actual computer having a physical existence. The Basic Input Output System (BIOS) is a similar type of a low level component and has its existence in the virtual machine also.

Features or settings of normal BIOS like the system time, IDE configuration, system lock, power management, ACPI, user password and boot device sequence can be changed and viewed via the Visual Machine’s BIOS too. It gives the same privileges as its physical counterpart.

The Windows Virtual Personal Computer (WV PC) comes equipped with the AMIBIOS. Its predecessor the VPC BIOS was modified and changed by hackers to perform the OEM activations crack. In the Windows VPC, the authority or permission to access the setup utility of BIOS has been skipped because of the latest integrated and enhanced features which provide resource and device sharing between the guest OS and host.


It also brings on additional features like automatic logon to the guest Windows Operating System and the automatic publishing of the installed applications. Therefore, if we have to access the Windows VP’s BIOS configuration, then we have to disable and switch off some features like Integration Features for some time.

On the boot up process, the virtual machine performs the power-on-self-test (POST) with a black background. Press the Del key at this juncture and you will be allowed to access the setup utility of the virtual machines BIOS.


The above mentioned POST sequence finishes pretty quickly, so it is advised that the Del Key should be pressed in time in order to access the settings utility. After you finish accessing the system, just enable the integration features again and help the features get started again.

Fix The Error – Virtual Windows XP Mode VHD Cannot Install Or Attach In Windows 7

Fix The Error – Virtual Windows XP Mode VHD Cannot Install Or Attach In Windows 7

In Windows 7 OS, when you go to install Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC, installation process may stop and show the following error messages:

“The file could not be written.”
“Virtual hard disk could not be attached to the virtual machine. Please check the values provided and try again.”

This error massage is also displayed even when all the system requirements have been fulfilled by the computer hardware, including the requirements that are especially required for installing Windows Virtual PC such as hardware-assisted virtualization. There are more than one reasons associated with this problem when you try to install and run Windows 7 Virtual XP Mode.

One of the main reasons is Kaspersky Anti-virus and Kaspersky Internet Security and some other similar security crisis. These over zealously tends to prevent the computer from installation of third party or potentially malicious application. When it opts for the Kaspersky security application, the “Application Activity Analyzer” proactive feature is a most possible thing that prevents the system to run on Windows XP Mode and the virtual machine.

You have to stop the scanning and the detection activity for Hidden Objects in the Proactive Defense setting or Application Activity Analyzer (it depends upon the version of Kaspersky application). This is one of the effective ways while fixing the setup error of Windows XP Mode (XPM) in Windows 7. When you apply the above setting successfully, the Windows XP Mode would be installed properly.

As per the advanced standard procedure, you could disable the Kaspersky or any anti-virus application installed on your computer. After that, you could reinstall the Virtual Windows XP Mode and only then, you will be able to install Windows XP Mode faultlessly. Once completing the installation process, you could re-enable your anti-virus and security applications. These applications will not at all interfere in the working of Windows XP Mode.