Windows® XP® Mode in Windows® 7 64-bit
Windows XP Mode in the Windows 7 OS allows you to run older Windows XP business software on your Windows 7 PC. It is designed mainly for small and medium sized businesses. It works only with Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate. In order to use Windows XP Mode in your system, it requires virtualization software such as Windows Virtual PC. Both the software are available free on the Microsoft website. The Windows XP Mode can work in two ways such as a virtual operating system and as a way to open programs within Windows 7. It runs like a program in a separate window on the Windows 7 desktop. In Windows XP Mode, the users can access the physical computer's CD/DVD drive, install any programs, save files, and perform other tasks as if they are using a computer running on Windows XP. When the user installs a program in Windows XP Mode, the program appears in both the Windows XP Mode list of programs and in the Windows 7 list of programs. Therefore you can open the program directly from Windows 7.
Following are some of the details regarding Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 64 bit version:
- System requirements
- Tips to install Windows XP Mode
- Use of Windows XP Mode
To use Windows XP Mode in your system, you need to ensure your computer meets certain system requirements. First of all find out whether your computer's CPU is capable of supporting hardware-assisted virtualization. In order to check this, go to the Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC support website and download the Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool. This tool is able to check whether your computer works with Windows XP Mode. After installing the tool, make sure that it is turned on. Then you need to turn on virtualization settings in your computer's BIOS.
Tips to install Windows XP Mode
In order to use Windows XP Mode, you need to download and install Windows XP Mode. It is a fully licensed version of Windows XP with Service Pack 3. The user should also install Windows Virtual PC in the system. For downloading Windows XP Mode, go to Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC website. Then you could click the 'Select system' drop-down list and click the edition of Windows 7 that you are currently running and click the language you want to use. After this you can download Windows XP Mode.
After installing a program in Windows XP Mode, the program becomes available for use in both Windows XP Mode and Windows 7. It supports features like communication between the Windows 7 host and the Windows XP guest. The changes are often made on account of programs being installed, so the new Windows Virtual PC hypervisor monitors those changes.
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