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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode to be available for download

02 May 2009   #51
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
if you dont know how code then no...



can you explain what you are trying to say...
Oh was he inquiring about developing software or drivers?


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02 May 2009   #52
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Oh was he inquiring about developing software or drivers?
he was asking what this DDK is and if its any use to an end-user...
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02 May 2009   #53
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
he was asking what this DDK is and if its any use to an end-user...
Oops, I thought he was querying about XP Mode (being useful to avg users).
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03 May 2009   #54
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all.
"XP mode" is primarily designed for small to medium size business who can "gradually" replace older XP running hardware with newer hardware and continue to run their existing apps.

This way they don't a) have to replace a lot of PC's at the same time - expensive anyway but even more so when money is tight.

b) can continue to run existing applications until they are ready for an upgrade of their software which they can also do "in stages".

Since XP mode is intended more for businesses the VT feature won't be a problem since all new desktop (and most laptop) machines will have this now anyway.

If you need to run XP in a virtual machine on older hardware you'll have to use VMWARE (player, server or workstation) or VBOX, and you'll only be able to run 32 bit GUEST OS'es.

A lot of games / other stuff needing DIRECT X , Video acceleration. 3D mode won't work (currently) in a Virtual machine.

Some old games might but games are one area where a VM in general won't help you too much.

Any old legacy hardware such as scanners, printers, etc as well as old AUDIO type devices will work fine. Old Legacy "Office type" apps will usually work fine as well - even some old CAD pacakages should work.

As far as any API is concerned - unless you know how to program this stuff it isn't of any use to you DIRECTLY. However an application you are installing might says it needs it in which case install it.

Cheers
jimbo
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03 May 2009   #55
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all.
"XP mode" is primarily designed for small to medium size business who can "gradually" replace older XP running hardware with newer hardware and continue to run their existing apps.

This way they don't a) have to replace a lot of PC's at the same time - expensive anyway but even more so when money is tight.

b) can continue to run existing applications until they are ready for an upgrade of their software which they can also do "in stages".

Since XP mode is intended more for businesses the VT feature won't be a problem since all new desktop (and most laptop) machines will have this now anyway.

If you need to run XP in a virtual machine on older hardware you'll have to use VMWARE (player, server or workstation) or VBOX, and you'll only be able to run 32 bit GUEST OS'es.

A lot of games / other stuff needing DIRECT X , Video acceleration. 3D mode won't work (currently) in a Virtual machine.

Some old games might but games are one area where a VM in general won't help you too much.

Any old legacy hardware such as scanners, printers, etc as well as old AUDIO type devices will work fine. Old Legacy "Office type" apps will usually work fine as well - even some old CAD pacakages should work.

As far as any API is concerned - unless you know how to program this stuff it isn't of any use to you DIRECTLY. However an application you are installing might says it needs it in which case install it.

Cheers
jimbo
Well I have a new laptop of only 3 weeks or so and that won't work as at the time of buying didn't think I needed to check for VT compatability. I have a T5750 processor that I actually did think was compatible but was wrong.
Really would have liked to use this. Will havve to stick to desktop PC to install it now. That thankfully has a Virtulisation option in the bios so should be fine.
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03 May 2009   #56
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Wow cant belive my Core2Duo cant run this!
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03 May 2009   #57
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Did it refuse to install it?
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03 May 2009   #58
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Installed but then wont start giving the dreaded, cannot start due to hardware virtualization.

My system aint exactly the slowest thing in the world lol
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03 May 2009   #59
PotatoMan83

 

mine wont work either. I think there is a bug to be honest
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03 May 2009   #60
FreakyFerret

 
 

Potato, you're running a Celeron 575. It's not even listed on the Intel site of active processors. It also only runs at 2.0 ghz. I'm pretty sure your processor does not support hardware virtualization. That is a requirement of using XP Mode.

Damoh, you don't list your processor model, but using this chart, I would guess you have the E7200. That chip doesn't support hardware virtualization either. I was about to order 10 new desktops for work. I had the quotes ready and was about to send it off. That day, XP Mode (and its requirements) were announced. I was going to get the E7400 processor in them. I immediately ordered a new quote with E8400 chips instead.
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