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Windows 7: XP Mode April 2014

26 Jun 2013   #1
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 
XP Mode April 2014

Hi

Does XP Mode have the same support deadline as Windows XP ?, any advice/info appreciated


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26 Jun 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

No, it's a Virtual Machine. So really, you could get VMWare and create your own XP Mode if you really wanted to, but that's not necessary thanks to Microsoft creating it for us.
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26 Jun 2013   #3
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Thank you but I was wondering if XP Mode its self will be supported as XP will not after April 2014.
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26 Jun 2013   #4
TwoCables

 

Yeah, it's just a virtual machine. It's not Windows XP. That's what I was trying to say. It's like, I dunno, it's hard to explain.

Maybe I'm not understanding XP Mode enough. Does it get Windows Updates that are specific to Windows XP?
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26 Jun 2013   #5
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

OK thank you TwoCables
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26 Jun 2013   #6
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Yeah, it's just a virtual machine. It's not Windows XP. That's what I was trying to say. It's like, I dunno, it's hard to explain.
No it is XP just in a VM so should suffer the same fate as a physical version.
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26 Jun 2013   #7
TwoCables

 

You're welcome, but I'm still wondering: does Windows Update work in XP Mode? Do you get XP-specific updates?
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26 Jun 2013   #8
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Yeah, it's just a virtual machine. It's not Windows XP. That's what I was trying to say. It's like, I dunno, it's hard to explain.
No it is XP just in a VM so should suffer the same fate as a physical version.
That's why I'm asking about Windows Update.
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26 Jun 2013   #9
z3r010

 

It's just a VM so should get updates in just the same way as a physical copy.
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26 Jun 2013   #10
TwoCables

 

Ok, so then just to be clear for Stephanie's sake: this means that XP Mode has the same support deadline.
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