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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.

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24 Mar 2010   #2

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.
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25 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, Fred. I'll have a look at Virtual Box also.
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