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Windows 7: Virtual PC windows xp mode

02 Jun 2010   #1

windows 764bit
Virtual PC windows xp mode

I have downloaded virtual pc 2007 from MS,I want to know how can i install graphic drivers in windows xp it possible to play games in winxp mode.

If so do i select 32bit drivers or 64?


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02 Jun 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

I guess that you will need 32 bit drives since XP mode (the XP emulates) is 32-bit only...

But does it really need drivers? is supposed that XP mode comes with a set of drivers to give full functionality... maybe experts here will solve this doubt better than I

See ya!!
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02 Jun 2010   #3

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Hello Bolox and FerchogtX, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Yes, as FerchogtX already told above, XP Mode is always 32-bit, even if you run it on a 64-bit system. You can not have a 64-bit virtual machine on Virtual PC, so even if you install XP, Vista or Seven from your own install media to a virtual machine, it has to be 32-bit.

XP Mode emulates hardware, it does not use for instance the graphics card of your host system. The GPU it emulates is an old S3 Trio 32, which is not capable to run the most modern games. You can try; some older games run nicely on XP Mode.

You can not change the emulated GPU, so there's no way you install better drivers.

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