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Windows 7: So, how is windows xp mode?

20 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zardoc View Post
Wasn't trying to rattle you dude.

I haven't used any other. So yes you have a large advantage over my knowledge of VMs. I was just implying that this is a very good add-on (in my case) for geeks like me who have to use old crap like outdated netscreen to run remote desktop to work that will only run on XP. It's a lot better than just getting dreamscene (like with Vista) and a bunch of language packs. What I also meant (especially for users like me) who might run a lot of crap in this VM that it was better to run a dual BIOS boot. Actually, this XP add-on was made to give us a break with our old software.

Can we at least say that it's a step in the right direction?
Absolutely, wasn't trying to rattle you either. I totally agree that this is a great step and for's going to be an eye opening experience into the world of virtualization.

However, I'm trying to ensure that those who are new..realize that there are alternatives out there, which are free, which will run on Windows 7 and will perform quite a bit better. The others are particularly great for those with CPU's which don't support Virtualization Technologies and thus they cannot use Windows XP mode. They can use these other products.

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20 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Peeps, at the end of the day (or the Mayan calendar if you believe in 2012), use what works best for you. Peace.
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20 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Peeps, at the end of the day (or the Mayan calendar if you believe in 2012), use what works best for you. Peace.
We aren't arguing, but merely sharing opinions. Besides, if nobody with experience with any other products spoke up, how would anybody know that anything better than XP Mode or Windows Virtual PC even existed???

Give XP mode a shot and see if you like what it does. If you get value from the fundamentals of what virtualization provides, take some time and evaluate some of the other freebie applications that you can buy. It's amazing what can be done for free these days...completely legally of course.
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20 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1


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20 Oct 2009   #15

windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitchell4500 View Post
is there some possible way i can run it without "Hardware Assisted Virtuization" ?

We will offer a free version to support XP mode without VT-x/AMD-v requirement.
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