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07 Mar 2010   #1

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Can I schedule a XP Mode task from Win 7?

I have a very old legacy app that would not run or install in Win 7 compatibility mode. I download the Windows VM patch, and the XP Mode application, installed them, and was able to get the application to run. Following some information I found here, I was able to get it pinned to the start menu for Windows 7, and it starts and runs very well. But...

I would like to set up a schedule for it using the Win 7 scheduling system. I don't know what program parameters to load. Has anyone done this?

I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit if that makes any difference which I doubt.

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07 Mar 2010   #2


Short answer, Not a good idea.
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10 Mar 2010   #3

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

I agree with dmex here above, I think it is not a good idea.

If you want to try, just run Task Scheduler, click Add Task and choose Other Applications in Application drop down menu. Browse to C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Applications\Windows XP Mode (default location for XP Mode applications). Remember to choose file type as All Files, installed XP Mode applications are shown as ico-files so if you just look for programs, you'll find nothing.

If you test it, please come back to tell how it worked.

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