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Windows 7: XP Mode on Home Premium 64-Bit?

23 Jan 2014   #1
Kabuto

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
XP Mode on Home Premium 64-Bit?

So I need XP Mode and Virtual PC on Home Premium 64-Bit, which isn't compatible with any of those two. I know on Microsoft's website you could lie about the version of 7 you use (saying you use Ultimate/Premium instead of Home Premium) but when Microsoft.com was overhauled it had it where the download could detect your version of Windows 7 and I get unusable files instead of the programs. I need an answer ASAP


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23 Jan 2014   #2
derekimo

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Virtual PC is compatible with Home Premium, XP Mode is not though.

Since that is against the EULA we cannot help you with that.
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23 Jan 2014   #3
Kabuto

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I see. I am using VirtualBox and the XP VHD that Modern.IE offers me is an EXE file, could you explain to me what the exe file does when I open it?
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23 Jan 2014   #4
derekimo

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The XP Mode is what's against the EULA,

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Supported Operating System
Windows 7
Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise.
Virtual PC installs as an update. XP Mode installs as a program,

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could you explain to me what the exe file does when I open it?
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Windows XP Mode provides a 32-bit virtual Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (SP3) environment. This download includes a virtual hard disk (.vhd file) with Windows XP SP3 preinstalled.
Download Windows XP Mode from Official Microsoft Download Center
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01 Feb 2014   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

In order to use XP Mode on Home Premium, you need to have your own licensed copy of Windows XP.
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01 Feb 2014   #6
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

Technically, you cannot use XP Mode on Win 7 Home Premium. However, if you have your own copy of XP, you can use VirtualBox, VMWarePlayer, Windows Virtual PC, etc... to setup a virtual machine running XP and closely mimic XP Mode on a Home Premium machine.
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01 Feb 2014   #7
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kabuto View Post
I see. I am using VirtualBox and the XP VHD that Modern.IE offers me is an EXE file, could you explain to me what the exe file does when I open it?
Download both parts for your chosen virtualization platform, Part1.exe and Part2.rar to same folder.
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Run Part1.exe to extract and install the virtual machine.
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Open your virtualization program, create a new virtual machine using the extracted vhd as an existing vhd.

That's it. Here the XP - IE6 which I just downloaded and installed on Hyper-V:
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