Friday, May 15, 2009

Windows 7 XP Mode: Run XP Applications In Windows

The once-secretive project of Microsoft was the XP Mode on the Windows 7 OS.. Microsoft intends on using a virtual PC technology to run Windows XP applications on the Windows 7..
Although the " Xp Mode " requires a more beefier system it is a cool new feature which is not available with the Vista OS..
The XP mode consists of two things, the Windows Virtual PC engine and a licensed copy of Windows XP Service Pack 3 as a packaged virtual machine.. Although neither piece will be included in the Windows 7 box but XP Mode will be a free download for those who have a license to Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Windows 7 Ultimate..

The minimum specs required for running the Windows 7 XP mode are:
* 2GB System RAM..
* A CPU that supports Chip Level Virtulization..
* 16GB Of Free Disk Space[To install Windows 7 of course]..

Its quite simple to run and use the XP Mode.. After the setup process.. the Windows XP virtual machine runs in the background so users don't have to manage multiple desktops.. Users also have to note that XP Mode isn't a security solution.. To protect their systems, users will need antivirus software running both on their Windows 7 desktop as well as a copy running inside their Windows XP virtual machine.. And hence the 2GB RAM requirement..

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