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Windows 7: WinXP Mode AntiVirus?

08 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
WinXP Mode AntiVirus?

Does WinXP Mode need an antivirus software if my Windows 7 already has one installed?

I'm asking this cause it doesn't seam like XP mode recognizes that I have antivirus running on Windows 7.

And also cause when downloading stuff in XP Mode, the network icon in the notification area shows activity, but the network icon in Windows 7 shows no activity...as if virtualization REALLY split the network adapter too!

Thanks.

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08 Jun 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello NoDoze, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have the XP Mode VM using the network, then yes it will need to have a antivirus program installed on it as well since they are treated as two separate OS's.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

okie dokie...
I also noticed that drivers were missing...like the vid card, and a couple "unknowns"... Does that mean I have to load drivers too?
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08 Jun 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Usually drivers will not install or work in a VM though.
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