Slow Windows® XP Mode Issue in Windows® 7
Are you puzzled with slow Windows XP Mode issue in Windows 7 and want tips to fix it?
Windows 7 is the latest version of operating system developed by Microsoft. It has features to incorporate Windows XP features. The user can run the Windows XP programs safely in Windows 7 operating system with the help of Windows XP Mode. For this purpose, you need a 2 GB memory space. The memory space should be portioned and suitable space should be provided to Windows XP Mode. This is called virtual operating system because you are actually using the Windows 7 operating system with virtually made Windows XP. It needs the following technical specifications for working. A processor with 1GHz speed (32-bit or 64-bit) and hard disk with 15 GB storage capacity are also recommended. Only three editions of Windows 7, including Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate can work with Windows XP Mode.
The tips to set-up Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 operating system and the causes of slowness issue are described below:
- Tips to set-up Windows XP Mode
- Low system RAM
- Multiple virtualization
Tips to set-up Windows XP Mode
The first step is to download Virtual PC Beta (a component used to make the Windows XP programs migrate to Windows 7 operating system) and Windows XP Mode. The optional component Virtual PC Beta can be installed simply following the procedures on the screen. Then, reboot and check whether Virtual Windows XP has come into your Start menu. Double click 'Virtual Windows XP.msi' package to open Windows XP Wizard and click 'Next'. After sometime, Windows XP Mode will get installed. Agree the license terms and configure your account and update it.
Low system RAM
One of the important causes for slow Windows XP mode is the low system RAM. The user may find that Windows XP Mode is running very slow. This is because the memory provided by RAM to Windows XP is insufficient. The Virtual XP Mode requires 256 Mega Bytes of memory. Windows XP programs cannot be accessed with best processing speed. So, you may need to increase the RAM capacity to fix the issue.
Multiple virtualizations can be another cause of slow Windows XP Mode issue. Multiple virtualization means splitting up the memory space for accommodating more and more software. If you do this, then your memory space is accessed for multiple software programs and the result is that Windows XP Mode will get slow. So before creating multiple virtualization, check whether your RAM is large enough to accommodate more software.
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