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30 Dec 2009  

Windows 7 x64

Virtual PC is 100% compatible with the operating system you have informed us of. So give it a shot!
Lee, Don't get Virtual PC confused with XP Mode, which does indeed utilize Virtual PC. Yes, XP Mode is only available to W7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise - but Virtual PC runs on all flavours of Windows, XP (minus w7 starter edition) and up and is NOT designed to run only on Win Pro version and above.

Reference: System requirements for Windows Virtual PC

The pure difference between XP Mode and Virtual PC is that Virtual PC is software to virtualize microsoft operating systems, like as VMWare Player/Workstation. XP Mode utilizes Virtual PC to run software seamlessly in the native OS for the end-user. So the average user can just double-click a shortcut on the desktop to run their virtual software without the need of manually booting the virtual machine and navigating around in it or simply the basic know-how on how virtualization works Extremely smart imo :P
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