Resolve networking problems with Windows® XP® Mode in Windows® 7
What networking problems can Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 face?
Windows 7 comes with a wide variety of interesting and amazing features. With these features Windows 7 offers fast and smart performance. Windows 7 has replaced its predecessor Windows Vista which had several problems like pop-ups, notifications and compatibility issues. Home Group, Snap, Jump List, Windows Live Essentials, Magnifier and an improved taskbar are some of the new features of Windows 7. As Windows 7 supports virtualization you can run Windows XP compatible applications on it. Windows XP mode will permit you run existing applications on a Windows 7 PC. Windows XP mode is usually an add-on for Windows 7 Professional which comes in two parts - Windows Virtual PC and Virtual Windows XP. Windows XP Mode are also available in Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate.
The following points are the common network problems with Windows XP mode in Windows 7:
- Router problem
- Issues due to viruses
- Issues with NAT
The issues in the router connection will often create network problems. If the network has an invalid IP address then the DNS server which includes the device will not be able to connect to a gateway which is included with the router. So it is essential to obtain the exact address of the router first. After that you need to check the Settings of the Local Area Network connection. By doing this you will have to make sure that the router obtains the exact IP address and default the gateway address automatically.
Issues due to viruses
The presence of viruses in your system will often create network problems. Then as these viruses are destructive programs they will alter the files and system configuration. Then as a result of this, data flow through the network will get interrupted or it will slow down. In order to get rid of viruses it is essential to guard your system with an antivirus program. You will have to install the antivirus program either on each computer or on the server.
If you are using NAT (Network Address Translation) for a Windows XP Mode network connection then there are chances of errors. Thus, it is wise to use a physical adapter instead of NAT for Windows XP Mode network connection in Windows 7. For that you will have to open the settings of Windows XP Mode and then click the networking option. After that, from the drop list, you will have to select the physical adapter for your host computer.
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