QuickBlog: Why NOT to remove PowerShell from Windows XP mode virtual machine?

Yes!! As I mention in previous blog…  I DON’T recommend removing PowerShell from Windows XP mode.  You will get a lovely message:

And, here’s the consequence for doing it:

And this is just after you have removed PowerShell.  Now you are probably thinking that a restart could clear the error message.   WRONG!!  After restating the computer this message will popup every time.

Now, you have a broken Windows XP mode.  So, what’s the solution to this new problem?

Go to “Control Panel | Uninstall a Program”, look/highlight “Windows XP Mode” and click on “Uninstall”.  Then, you can go back and reinstall “Windows XP Mode”.

Thanks God!! for Virtual Machines.  You can always rebuild your machines.

Related Blog about this problem with XP can be found at: http://halr9000.com/article/833


About maxt2posh

I’m from Puerto Rico, have been working with computers since 1979. Throughout many years, I have worked with SQL Server Technologies, provided support to Windows Servers/Client machines, Microsoft Virtualization Technologies, and build some Visual Studio solutions. I’m a Microsoft PowerShell MVP since 2009 and MVP SAPIEN Technologies since 2010. I speak in most of the SQLSaturday, IT Pro and .NET camps events around the Florida’s State. Also founder of the Florida PowerShell User Group which meeting every 3rd Tuesday evening of the month.
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