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Windows 7: Professional's "XP" mode vs Premium's "compatability"

23 Dec 2010   #1
grindy

Win 7 RC1
 
 
Professional's "XP" mode vs Premium's "compatability"

Quick question:
Is Win 7 Professional's "XP" mode any different than Win 7 Premium's "Compatability" mode?


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23 Dec 2010   #2
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes. Compatibility Mode is incorperated in all aspects of Windows 7

Compatibility Mode

XP Mode has to be downloaded and can ONLY be used on Windows 7 Proffesional & Ultimate.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
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23 Dec 2010   #3
grindy

Win 7 RC1
 
 

Hmmm... So then, is there a "functional" difference between the two?
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23 Dec 2010   #4
James Colbert

 
 

Yes. XP mode is actually a virtual machine. Compat mode is windows way of playing nicely with older software.

James
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23 Dec 2010   #5
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grindy View Post
Hmmm... So then, is there a "functional" difference between the two?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Yes. XP mode is actually a virtual machine. Compat mode is windows way of playing nicely with older software.

James
What he said. Read through the links I provided

Hmmm I see my links got replaced
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23 Dec 2010   #6
grindy

Win 7 RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Yes. XP mode is actually a virtual machine. Compat mode is windows way of playing nicely with older software.

James
Pretty much what I was thinking, but nice to have it confirmed by an expert....
Thx James
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24 Dec 2010   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grindy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Yes. XP mode is actually a virtual machine. Compat mode is windows way of playing nicely with older software.

James
Pretty much what I was thinking, but nice to have it confirmed by an expert....
Thx James
They are completely different. There really is nothing to compare between the two.
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24 Dec 2010   #8
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grindy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Yes. XP mode is actually a virtual machine. Compat mode is windows way of playing nicely with older software.

James
Pretty much what I was thinking, but nice to have it confirmed by an expert....
Thx James
They are completely different. There really is nothing to compare between the two.
Indeed, MacGyvr, but, still, James made an accurate comparison, no?

Thanks, James.
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24 Dec 2010   #9
veni

windows XP 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

HI,
I am new to this forums.........
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24 Dec 2010   #10
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veni View Post
HI,
I am new to this forums.........
Hi, veni, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Go here and introduce yourself. Glad to have you aboard!
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