Features of Windows® XP Mode in Windows® 7 Professional
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Windows 7 is the latest operating system produced by Microsoft. It comes in different versions like Windows 7 Professional Edition, Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, Windows 7 Enterprise Edition etc. Windows XP mode is the feature of Windows 7 Professional Edition. Windows XP Mode is a virtual machine package for Windows Virtual PC, which contains a pre-installed, approved copy of Windows XP Professional SP3 operating system. If the application is running on the host, the pre-installed integration components allow applications to run within the virtualized environment. In the virtualized Windows XP, XP Mode applications run in a Terminal Services session and they could gain access through the Remote Desktop Protocol. Some applications running inside a Windows XP virtual machine would result in compatibility issues. But the applications program running in Windows XP mode does not result in any compatibility issues.
Following are some of the features of the Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Professional:
- Easy installation and configurability
- Integrated with Windows XP Mode
- USB support
Easy installation and configurability
The installation process for the virtual PC is simple. Administrator could run the virtual PC set-up program and the installation does not require a system restart. By creating the first virtual machine, Virtual PC starts running. You could configure Virtual PC to suit your requirements after its installation. It provides a number of settings that help to control how the product interacts with the physical computer, allocates resources etc.
Integrated with Windows XP Mode
In Windows XP Mode, users could run many Windows XP productivity applications. It is noteworthy that all Windows XP productivity applications are available for Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise. For Windows XP Mode, Windows Virtual PC provides the integrated install option which is simple and easy to use.
Windows Virtual PC supports many USB devices that include printers, scanners, flash memory/sticks and external hard disks, digital cameras, smart card readers etc. All the features would help to enhance your experience during computing and make things easy.
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