Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: W7 XP Mode + Virtual PC

24 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
W7 XP Mode + Virtual PC

The MSoft website implies that, to use Virtual PC, I must first install XP Mode. Is this correct? What if I don't want XP Mode but do want to use Virtual PC?

Is there a list of guest OS that Virtual PC can host?

Thanks for any info.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Mar 2010   #2
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

You can just use Virtual PC. Virtual PC can host an 32-bit OS such as any version of Windows or Linux. VirtualBox can run 64-bit guest OSs and is also freeware. Virtual PC is freeware and XP Mode uses it to run, not the other way around.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Thanks, Fred. I'll have a look at Virtual Box also.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 W7 XP Mode + Virtual PC

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: W7 XP Mode + Virtual PC
Thread Forum
Win XP Mode... Win Virtual PC Virtualization
Solved Virtual PC and XP Mode Virtualization
Solved USB in Virtual XP Mode Virtualization
Win 7 64 + Virtual XP Mode = No printing from XP Mode Virtualization
Solved Virtual XP Mode General Discussion
Do I Need XP mode and Virtual on W7 Virtualization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App