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26 Jan 2012  
hummer7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Yes, with 8GB available, you can give XP Mode up to 3.25GB.

However, I must stress, you'll get reasonable performance, but it won't be as quick as a native install of Windows XP SP3.

But as I said, you've paid for Windows 7 Professional so it defeats the object if you don't then give XP Mode a go.

If you decide you don't like it, just uninstall it.

However, there is an alternative and that's VMware Player: VMware Player: Run Windows 7, Chrome OS - Free Download for a Virtual PC
In fact, I installed VMware player this afternoon. I realized that I got to have a new xp oem to complete XP mode (b/c I don't have a non-activated xp cd) My question is which one would you like to recommend between VMware player and Microsoft Virtual PC (sic).
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