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Windows 7: Security software when using Virtual XP.

13 Feb 2011   #1

win 7 64 ultimate
 
 
Security software when using Virtual XP.

Hi,
I have lots of old software and bought Win 7 Ultimate so I could use Virtual XP to run the older stuff.

When I run Virtual XP it advises me I have no internet security! I have one physical computer with an entirely legal set of software. The Virtual XP is included in the Win 7 Ultimate software, yet F Secure say I need another copy of the security software to be protected.

Can this be correct?

Does the Virtual XP need internet protection, or is it covered by the underlying Win 7 system that is protected?

What do other users do?

Thanks

Greygorre


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13 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greygorre View Post
Hi,
I have lots of old software and bought Win 7 Ultimate so I could use Virtual XP to run the older stuff.

When I run Virtual XP it advises me I have no internet security! I have one physical computer with an entirely legal set of software. The Virtual XP is included in the Win 7 Ultimate software, yet F Secure say I need another copy of the security software to be protected.

Can this be correct?

Does the Virtual XP need internet protection, or is it covered by the underlying Win 7 system that is protected?

What do other users do?

Thanks

Greygorre
I installed Avast! (Free Edition) into my Virtual XP to provide anti-virus protection for virtual apps.
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13 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I installed Microsoft Security Essentials in my XP virtual machines and have had no problems. it's FREE
Rich
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13 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I also used Microsoft Security Essentials for XP mode in Windows 7. I have a feeling the only reason MSE still supports XP (32 bit only) is so you can use it in XP Mode. Its just an added bonus that it works on regular XP installs too.
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13 Feb 2011   #5

win 7 64 ultimate
 
 

Thank you all,

I'll try the add-ons and hope my old games still enthrall!!


Greygorre
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13 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Keep in mind that XP mode uses emulated hardware, not the actual physical hardware installed in the PC. With that in mind you may not get the results you're hoping for. You might be better off trying to run your games in compatibility mode on your real hardware.
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