December 24, 2009

How to Deploy Windows 7 to Windows XP Mode

Windows 7 Virtual PC is a feature especially designed for Windows 7 to run multiple Windows operating systems in one like running XP mode inside Windows 7. With can run more than one guest operating systems at the same time inside the virtual machines or many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment via RemoteApp.

Windows XP is the most versatile, compatible operating system. When you upgrade to Windows 7, 99% of applications will run smoothly but according to Murphys Law, there is still 1% of kind which may not run. So, rather than any other Windows version, you will be interested in running XP inside so, Microsoft has released Windows XP Mode which runs some older productivity applications that may not run otherwise on Windows 7.

XP mode is a virtual machine package for Windows Virtual PC containing a pre-installed, licensed copy of Windows XP SP3 as its guest operating system. Both Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode is available for download from official Windows Virtual PC homepage at 
 which you can refer for downloading XP mode in your local language. Here are direct links to download them in English:

Download Windows Virtual PC from below Link

Download Windows XP Mode  (Via Microsoft Official Site)

If you are concerned about application compatibility or your business depends upon some tools that only supports Windows XP.

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