Features of Windows® 7 XP Mode
What is Windows 7 XP mode? Explain its usability and Features.
Windows 7 XP mode is a feature in-built in Windows 7. The Windows 7 XP mode allows you to run certain software that are designed for Windows XP alone. Some software might cause various compatibility issues while working with Windows 7. Windows 7 offers you various features. For using this feature, hardware virtualization needs to be done. The processor must support hardware virtualization. You need to download and install the Windows XP Mode Beta version. You might be able to launch the virtual Windows XP in the computer running Windows 7. You need to choose 'All Users' from the 'Start' menu. The virtualization might consume more system resources; so, you might need to close unnecessary programs while using Windows 7 XP mode.
Following are usability and features of Windows 7 XP mode:
- Run Windows XP programs
- Save disk space
- Access USB devices
Run Windows XP programs
Using Windows 7 XP mode, you might be able to run the programs that have issues with the Windows 7 Operating system. Some programs might be optimized for the Windows 7 Operating system. You need to install the appropriate Operating system in the computer to run the program. The Windows 7 XP mode eliminates the need of installing Windows XP in the computer.
Save disk space
You might be able to save the disk space in the computer. Normally, without this virtualization technique, you might need to install Windows XP Operating system separately in the computer. For that, you need to install the Operating system in the computer. But using Windows 7 XP mode, dual boot of the computer could be avoided. The hard disk space could be saved compared to the actual installing of Windows XP in the computer.
Windows XP mode allows you to access USB devices. Accessing the data, creating virtual folder in the Windows XP is made possible using the Windows XP mode. The Windows XP mode might allow you to install the programs from the USB disk. It allows you to carry these programs from one computer to another. This way, the USB devices work well with Windows XP mode.
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