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Windows 7: How to Install and Setup Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

28 Apr 2012   #1
GMSTONE

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
How to Install and Setup Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

I installed Windows XP Mode and it seems to be working OK. Then I read the instruction about using the CPU's virtual hardware. I turn on the BIOS Virtualization and Windows XP Mode stopped working. I think I need to uninstall Windows XP Mode, then turn on the CPU's Virtualization and then re-install Windows XP Mode.

DO YOU AGREE??? and do you think it is worth the time and effort???


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29 Apr 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GMSTONE View Post
I installed Windows XP Mode and it seems to be working OK. Then I read the instruction about using the CPU's virtual hardware. I turn on the BIOS Virtualization and Windows XP Mode stopped working. I think I need to uninstall Windows XP Mode, then turn on the CPU's Virtualization and then re-install Windows XP Mode.

DO YOU AGREE??? and do you think it is worth the time and effort???
Try reinstalling XP Mode and post back here so we will knwo if it worked or not.
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29 Apr 2012   #3
GMSTONE

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
CPU Virtualization vs Software Virtualization.

I uninstalled Windows XP Mode, then turn on the CPU's Virtualization and re-install Windows XP Mode. Windows XP Mode also works installed this way. I guess using the CPU's Virtualization is more efficent than using software Virtualization but I can not be sure of this.

I noticed that XP Mode complains that there is no Virus Checking Softwarw installed even though I have the software installed in Windows 7. I don't think it is necessary to install virus software in XP Mode but if anyone knows for sure I would appreciate them letting me know.
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29 Apr 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello GMSTONE, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yep, XP Mode will require it's own AV program to be installed since it's a separate OS than Windows 7.
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29 Apr 2012   #5
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GMSTONE View Post
I uninstalled Windows XP Mode, then turn on the CPU's Virtualization and re-install Windows XP Mode. Windows XP Mode also works installed this way. I guess using the CPU's Virtualization is more efficent than using software Virtualization but I can not be sure of this.

I noticed that XP Mode complains that there is no Virus Checking Softwarw installed even though I have the software installed in Windows 7. I don't think it is necessary to install virus software in XP Mode but if anyone knows for sure I would appreciate them letting me know.
Be sure to get Microsoft Security Essentials for your XP Mode:

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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29 Apr 2012   #6
GMSTONE

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
AV Installed in XP Mode

Done!
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29 Apr 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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