Microsoft® Windows® 7 XP Mode
System Requirements and tips to resolve Microsoft Windows 7 XP Mode
Microsoft Windows 7 helps you to protect your data from the security threats and counterfeit software. Microsoft Windows 7 also gives you access to support from Microsoft and its partners, along with updates and download to help you to get the most from your computer. Windows XP is also an Operating System produced by Microsoft that is used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and media centers. The most common editions of the Operating System are Windows XP Home Edition. This is targeted at home users. The Windows XP Professional offers additional features such as support for Windows Server domains and two physical processors, and it is targeted at business and enterprise clients. Windows XP Media Center Edition has additional multimedia features and it to records and enhances the ability to watch TV shows, view DVD movies, and listen to music.
The following details mentioned below will provide you with tips to use Windows XP mode in Microsoft Windows 7:
- Peripheral Support
- Install two software packages
Before you use Windows XP mode in Microsoft Windows 7, you need to make sure your system meets the requirements. The requirements include a processor capable of hardware virtualization, with AMD-V or Intel VT turned on in the BIOS. The hard disk requirement is 20MB hard disk space for installing Microsoft Windows virtual PC. Additional 15GB of hard disk space per virtual Windows environment is recommended.
Make sure that your processor supports hardware virtualization, and double-check that the hardware virtualization setting is enabled in your BIOS. The setting might be often not enabled although your processor might be supported. You might use the official Intel Processor Identification Utility if you are running Intel, or you might also use "Securable" to determine whether or not your AMD or Intel processor might support XP Mode.
Before using Windows XP mode in Microsoft Windows 7, next install two software packages on your PC. You might need to download and install the Windows Virtual PC Beta, which is the virtualization software that powers "XP Mode". Also you need to download and install the Windows XP Mode Beta, which is a specially crafted XP virtual machine.
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