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Windows 7: If I want to install XP Mode on Windows 7 Home Premium, can I use...?

07 Jan 2011   #1
bd74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
If I want to install XP Mode on Windows 7 Home Premium, can I use...?

a Windows XP installation CD from an old computer of mine that I no longer use? Or would I have to buy a new Windows XP installation CD?


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07 Jan 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by S35 View Post
a Windows XP installation CD from an old computer of mine that I no longer use? Or would I have to buy a new Windows XP installation CD?
I don't think you can run it in premium?

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

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NOTE: You must have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate to run Windows XP Mode.
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07 Jan 2011   #3
bd74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

From what I read somewhere, you can run it if you install VMware Player.
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07 Jan 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can run Windows Virtual PC on any version of Windows. With Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate, you get an included license for Windows XP mode...which is more or less an activated and legal copy of XP.

So, if you can provide your own copy of XP...you can use it with Home Edition.

However, in this case, the Windows xp copy is likely OEM and is technically tied to that other computer and couldn't legally be used in this case.
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07 Jan 2011   #5
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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From what I read somewhere, you can run it if you install VMware Player.
Why not simply use VirtualBox, it is less bloated than Vmware
VirtualBox
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07 Jan 2011   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by S35 View Post
From what I read somewhere, you can run it if you install VMware Player.
Why not simply use VirtualBox, it is less bloated than Vmware
VirtualBox
I prefer vmware player over vbox any day. I've used both extensively and I simply like VMWare Player better. Wouldn't call it a bloated product.
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08 Jan 2011   #7
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by S35 View Post
From what I read somewhere, you can run it if you install VMware Player.
Why not simply use VirtualBox, it is less bloated than Vmware
VirtualBox
I prefer vmware player over vbox any day. I've used both extensively and I simply like VMWare Player better. Wouldn't call it a bloated product.
VMWare has many start up services unlike VirtualBox
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08 Jan 2011   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
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Why not simply use VirtualBox, it is less bloated than Vmware
VirtualBox
I prefer vmware player over vbox any day. I've used both extensively and I simply like VMWare Player better. Wouldn't call it a bloated product.
VMWare has many start up services unlike VirtualBox
It has 5 services, only 4 of which run. One is for authorization (3.7MB of RAM), one for DHCP (788K) and one for NAT(904K), with the final for using USB devices.(1MB). So, all in all, they are consuming just over 6MB of RAM. And in the last 90 minutes, I have used my computer, the authorization service has consumed 7 seconds of CPU time, and the rest are at 0. So, it seems like calling this "bloated" might be just a bit exaggerated.
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08 Jan 2011   #9
huisinro

windows 7
 
 

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09 Jan 2011   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huisinro View Post
Of course, you are not legally entitled to use XP Mode...as your license for Home Premium does not include a copy for the XP Mode download.
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