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Windows 7: windows xp mode is not protected

27 Nov 2010   #1
rbenn55

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
windows xp mode is not protected

There is a balloon saying that my computer is not protected by any firewall or anti-virus software. I have anti-virus software on the window 7 side do I need to install something else on here? Also do I update windows XP as usual in the virtual mode? I have 33 updates for it. I am using the XP mode now even as I type this.

Thanks for your help!!


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27 Nov 2010   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, a VM much like a physical machine should have an antivirus installed. Each instance is separate from one another. I'd recommend installing Microsoft Security Essentials on your virtual instance of Windows XP.
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27 Nov 2010   #3
rbenn55

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks!! So I guess I also should update the XP side too. I downloaded and installed the Security essentials and it will not conflict with the trend micro on the 7 side correct?
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27 Nov 2010   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

That is correct. As Darician said, XP Mode is like a totally normal, individual computer on your network. It needs its own AV protection and Firewall, which don't have to be same than on other computers in your network.
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28 Nov 2010   #5
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
That is correct. As Darician said, XP Mode is like a totally normal, individual computer on your network. It needs its own AV protection and Firewall, which don't have to be same than on other computers in your network.
Hit the nail right on the head there.
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