How to Release the Mouse on a Virtual PC

Virtual PC is a Microsoft Windows program that allows you to create a virtual computer onto which you can load an operating system and run legacy software. If you choose to load Windows XP onto a Virtual PC partition, you may notice a feature where the Virtual PC window will not release your mouse cursor so that you can work outside of the virtual desktop window. You can free up your cursor with a simple keyboard command.

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Press and hold the "ALT" key on the right side of the keyboard and tap the "ENTER" key to toggle back to window mode if you are currently in full-screen mode.

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Press and hold the "ALT" key on the right side of your keyboard.

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Drag your mouse cursor outside of the Virtual PC program window.

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Release the right "ALT" key.