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Windows 7: Windows XP mode?

03 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows XP mode?

I keep reading about Windows XP mode which i believe is an add on to Windows 7. What is XP mode? And how do i get it? Or is this built into Windows 7 RC?


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03 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The XP mode you have been reading about is an addon. Its a Virtualization inside of windows 7 that runs a full version of XP Pro. Its mainly use to keep legacy apps being able to run on new versions of Windows you can read a lot about it the Virtualization and Tutorials sections of this forum.
I hope this helps.
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03 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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03 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Here is another great source for information about Windows 7 XP Mode.
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03 Jun 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Luke,

You can see how to download, install and setup Windows XP Mode along with some information about it in this tutorial below.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

Hope this helps,
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04 Jun 2009   #6


yes you can install other versions of XP but you will still need a product key to activate after 30 days...maybe they plan to make xp mode available for free to entice all the people (businesses) that bypassed Vista.
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