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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode with Virtual PC

27 Feb 2011   #1
marike

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows XP Mode with Virtual PC

Hi, A real newbie here. I am trying to install/download Windows XP Mode with Virtual PC.
I am running Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.
I follow the instructions and it takes me as far as validating that my Windows 7 is genuine, which it does...then no further, doesn't matter how many times I hit "download"
I am getting soooooo frustrated. Can anyone help me, I not even sure whether I am doing this right. Marike


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27 Feb 2011   #2
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

You can only use Windows XP Mode with Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise. Home Premium is not supported.
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27 Feb 2011   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hello Marike, welcome to the Seven forums.

Virtual PC works and can be downloaded and installed on every edition of Windows 7 except starter, but XP Mode needs Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise editions. Here you can read how to download Virtual PC to your Windows 7 Home Premium.

You can then install XP to a Virtual PC virtual machine using your own XP install media and product key.

Kari
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27 Feb 2011   #4
marike

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
KazeNoKoe23

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
You can only use Windows XP Mode with Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise. Home Premium is not supported.
Thankyou, thankyou, I also came to that conclusion after hours++++ trying to figure it out You have just made me feel a little bit competent again. I would like to try out your suggestions, but I need sleep right now. Thanks again, will revisit your suggestions tomorrow Marike
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