Windows® XP Mode Configuration in Windows® 7
Are you inquisitive about Windows XP Mode configuration in Windows 7 operating system?
Windows 7 is the new version operating system that is intended to make computing easier and supports various applications. However, Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 helps you to install and access all your older Windows XP application from Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit computer. It provides virtualization technology which creates a virtual Windows XP environment for Windows 7. The lifecycle of older version of Windows XP was extended by Windows XP Mode, thereby providing more business value. After installing this, it will be available on your system. With just a single click on your desktop, you can go through all Windows XP application without reinstalling them. This feature provides several advantages to your computer. Windows 7 directly access the applications installed on Windows XP Mode. From Windows XP Mode, you can access the folders, such as My Documents, My Pictures, etc. of Windows 7. This feature will also enables the cut and paste property between Windows 7 and Windows XP Mode application.
Some points that should be kept in mind while configuring Windows XP Mode in Windows 7:
- Configuring Windows XP Mode
- Configuring Virtual PC
- Configuring memory allocation
Configuring Windows XP Mode
The first step is to install Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC. After installing them successfully, you have to configure the Windows XP Mode. If you open it for the first time, you have to wait for few minutes for Windows XP virtual operating system to configure itself. A window appears on your desktop showing the License Agreement. Read it and Click ‘I accept the agreement’ and then click ‘Next’. Then save the Windows XP Mode in different place. Then choose a password and select the automatic updates 'On or Off'. Then it will configure automatically.
Configuring Virtual PC
After configuring Windows XP Mode, you can open it through Windows Virtual PC. All the features of Windows XP can be accessed from Windows Virtual PC. From the 'Tool' menu, you can find the configuration settings of Windows Virtual PC. After that process, you can start any operation from Windows XP Mode. Windows XP Mode shares USB, printers, scanners, etc.
The first process in the installation is to download Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC. After downloading, install them into your system. After the installation, configure the Windows XP mode and Windows Virtual PC. Then, next step is to configure the memory allocation and virtual machine settings. For that, you have to enable the Auto Publish, thereby when you set-up an application, the shortcut will be available on the desktop. To add this, simply drags it under the programs in the ‘Start’ button or install it in Virtual PC.
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