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Windows 7: xp mode on premium version


06 Nov 2013   #1

W7 premium 64
 
 
xp mode on premium version

Hello and have searched here a bit. I googled this and it did show there was a way to install xp mode on premium version, but wanted to ask here 1st, before I rack my brain. Is it possible? If so, there are 2 different files I can download from ms site, unsure which to choose. Thx, DM

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06 Nov 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Max,

I'm afraid that XP Mode can only be installed on the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise editions.
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
However, if you have a XP product key and XP ISO file, then you could install it to a virtual machine using a free program like VMware Player or VirtualBox.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Nov 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

In addition to Brink's reply, the Windows XP can also be installed using your own install media (CD/DVD or ISO) on Windows Virtual PC which can be installed on Home Premium, too.

Windows Virtual PC (without XP Mode) can be downloaded from here: Download Windows Virtual PC from Official Microsoft Download Center

Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine

Kari
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06 Nov 2013   #4

W7 premium 64
 
 

I do have xp disk with key
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06 Nov 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Perfect.

You could use a program like MagicISO to create an ISO file from the XP DVD.

Using MagicISO to make iso from CD/DVD
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06 Nov 2013   #6

W7 premium 64
 
 

any specifics of how to put this iso file into this program, once the cd is burned? if there is a guide here, I can probably find it. Thx for the help. DM
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06 Nov 2013   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I do not know VMware but at least on VirtualBox and Virtual PC you can install your XP to a virtual machine directly from the CD or DVD, you do not need to create an ISO file.

Just select your virtualization program and follow respective instructions in creating a new virtual machine.

Kari
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06 Nov 2013   #8

W7 premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I do not know VMware but at least on VirtualBox and Virtual PC you can install your XP to a virtual machine directly from the CD or DVD, you do not need to create an ISO file.

Just select your virtualization program and follow respective instructions in creating a new virtual machine.

Kari
NICE! Didn't want to have to burn a CD (I'm out) I'll give this a whirl this weekend. Thx, DM
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07 Nov 2013   #9

W7 premium 64
 
 

so I downloaded the 64 bit virtual pc, for my 64 bit machine. It installed, I restarted. When I click on the only icon that is there, a folder opens with a file named....desktop.ini

Wut up with that? Thx DM
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07 Nov 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Read this tutorial to see how to use Virtual PC and create a virtual machine: Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine

Start from step 4 (steps 1 to 3 describe how to download and install VPC).

Kari
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