Printer in Windows® XP® Mode
Get to know more about printer in Windows XP mode
Windows Virtual PC is a downloadable add on to Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise that allows the user to run Windows XP environments from within Windows 7. Windows XP Mode, which requires Windows Virtual PC, is a prepackaged fully activated copy of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 installed. With both of these programs installed the user can then run Windows XP in Windows 7 so that it is possible to continue the use of programs that were developed for Windows XP but no longer run in Windows 7. In order to use the Virtual PC technology the computer's CPU must have hardware virtualization support and this service must be enabled. For Intel processors this support is known as Intel Virtualization Technology and for AMD processors it is called AMD-V.
Following is the role of Windows XP mode and tips to share a host printer in Windows 7 system with it:
- Tips to Share
The installation of XP mode in windows 7 helps to increase its flexibility. When the user starts with Windows XP Mode it will need to first accept the license agreement and then press the 'Next' button. This information will certainly help the user to start with XP mode in Windows 7 which can easily open those older compatibility files and folders which cannot be done by Windows 7.
Tips to Share
The operating system must be Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Windows 7 Ultimate; then only we can share a host printer in Windows 7 system with Windows XP mode. It is also necessary to install suitable printer driver software which has the capability of sharing a host printer. While sharing the user must follow the correct instructions and should give some necessary security data.
To install XP mode, the computer needs the right combination of hardware and software. The hardware must include a CPU and motherboard that supports Hardware Virtualization Technology, sometimes known as VT-d, AMD-V, or Vander pool. The user must answer a screen when the user is asked to input the password for XP Mode programs. For this create a password and enter it into the two password fields.
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