Windows® XP Mode for Windows® 7
what is the difference between Windows 7 and Windows XP? Get tips to download Windows XP Mode for Windows 7?
Windows XP is an Operating System from the Microsoft Corporation for use on personal computers, including business and home desktops, media centers and laptops. Windows XP OS is the successor to both the Windows 2000 and the Windows Me, and is the first consumer oriented operating system produced by Microsoft to be built on the Windows NT kernel architecture. It is very stable, easy to use, and reliable. It provides streamlined interface and better performance on many systems; easier and more capable networking. Windows 7 is released in six different editions in which only Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate are widely available at retail. The other editions are focused in other markets which include developing world or enterprise use. Each edition of Windows 7 includes all of the capabilities and features of the edition. All editions support the 32-bit processor architecture and all editions except the Starter support the 64-bit processor architecture. The features for all editions of Windows 7 are stored on the machine regardless of which edition is in use. Users who wish to upgrade to an edition of Windows 7 with more features could use Windows Anytime Upgrade to purchase the upgrade, and unlock the features of those editions.
Description of Windows XP Mode and the tips to it download are discussed below:
- Windows 7 XP Mode
- System specification
- Download and install Windows XP Mode
Windows 7 XP Mode
Windows XP Mode would allow you to run your Windows XP apps in a virtual environment with your Windows 7 apps in the same desktop. It has been designed by Microsoft to ease the transition from Windows XP to Windows 7 particularly for small businesses which are dependent on their legacy applications. It would allow you to run apps which are only compatible with Windows XP in Windows 7. It is also different from previous virtualization technologies by Microsoft, in which you could now run a virtual application in the same desktop as your host Operating System without having to deal with two separate desktops. Windows XP Mode would be available only to those who is running Windows 7 Professional or above in there machine. Users could access their Windows 7 Known Folders from within a virtualization Windows environment such as Windows XP Mode.
Windows XP mode would allow you to run a virtualized copy of Windows XP SP3 to reduce the compatibility issues. You need to make sure that your system has a minimum of 2GB system RAM installed in the system. The CPU should also support chip-level virtualization in the system.
Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode are available for free and you could check if your PC meets the necessary system requirements and download Windows XP Mode from Microsoft website. Before downloading you would be asked to identify which edition of Windows 7 your system is running. If you are not sure then you could click on the question mark next to the Select System box. It would help you determine the correct answer. Continue to follow the steps on the page to complete the installation.
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