Windows® Virtual PC: Run Windows® XP Mode on Windows® 7
Microsoft is continuously working hard to offer various exciting features to Windows operating systems users. Windows Virtual PC is the latest feature that is available in Windows 7. Through this feature, you can easily run the Windows XP compatible applications on your Windows 7 computer in a virtual environment. To exploit the Windows Virtual PC feature, you will have to configure a virtual machine that will permit you to run Windows XP Mode on Windows 7.
In order to run XP Mode in Windows 7, follow the given steps:
- Download and Install XP Mode: The first step is to download Windows XP Mode on your Windows 7 PC. Once the download is over, run the installer. Accept all the message prompts and finish the installation.
- Deploy VMware Player: Open the genuine website so as to download VMware Player. Though, the application is free to download, the registration is compulsory. Subsequently, install VMware Player and restart the computer.
- Connect XP Mode to VMware Player: Before connecting Windows XP Mode to VMware Player, make sure you have updated all the drivers related with Windows 7. To link Windows XP Mode to VMware Player, go into VMware Player and click on ‘File Menu’ to allow the program to import Windows XP Mode. The importing procedure can take a few minutes depending on your system requirements.
- Execute New Virtual Machine: VMware Player will show a newly created virtual machine with the name of Windows XP Mode. Click on ‘XP Mode’ icon and allow it to load on your computer.
- Update VMware Tools: VMware Player does require the updated tools. In that case, look for the updated tools and install them accordingly.
- Set-up XP: While accepting the license agreement, insert the correct date and time. Also, assign a strong password along with a user name. Make sure that you have given a name to the virtual machine.
- Restart Windows XP Mode: After you have configured Windows XP Mode, restart the virtual machine.
You are now ready to deploy the applications that are compatible with Windows XP on your Windows 7 computer through a virtual mode. Have fun!!