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Windows 7: Can you game on XP Mode?

30 Jul 2012   #1
TheUltimate7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 / CentOS 6.2 64-bit
 
 
Can you game on XP Mode?

I'm looking at getting 2 games Final Fantasy XI and Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition for PC and I've heard that these games may have issues running in Windows 7 although from looking around the internet in forums it seems to vary from one person to another. If the worst case scenario happens is it possible to run these games in XP Mode? These games as far as their requirements go aren't that bad and most current computers can run them with no problems but I want to know if XP mode can handle gaming. I don't have a spare computer with Windows XP but I do have Windows 7 Professional on my laptop so I do have access to XP Mode.


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30 Jul 2012   #2
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

Are you talking about compability mode Compatibility Mode ? Or actual XP mode Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup ?
Basically Virtual machine, you will probably be able to launch them and play them in virtual xp mode, although the performance may be less than 25fps with your integrated graphics chip. Running virtual machines requires a lot more power on your computer not to mention you plan to add a game on top.
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