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Windows 7: Reverting to Win XP

5 Days Ago   #1

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Reverting to Win XP

I have software which I love but can no longer use. It works perfectly on XP because it was designed for XP. I have tried installing it with all compat. options on a Win7 and a Win10 but nothing will work. My question:
I have an old laptop which is not connected to the internet (so no security issues) which right now has Win7 installed. Is there a way I can have WinXP S2 or 3 installed for me to use on only this one particular software. If this is possible, how do I go about it? Thanks for your patience with this old geezer.

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5 Days Ago   #2

Dual Boot Linux Mint 32-bit / Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

The easiest way to do this, short of wiping the drive and installing XP, is to install "virtual machine" software (e.g. Oracle Virtual Box, VMWare Player) in Windows 7 or Windows 10, and then set up an XP virtual machine. Once you have done this, you will have an XP session running inside of Windows 7 or 10; and you can install your XP software in the XP session. You will need a copy of XP to install in the virtual machine.

If you had Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate (not Home), you could install Microsoft XP Mode, a free virtual machine program from Microsoft. Best of all, XP Mode comes with a free copy of XP.

In Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education (not Home), there is something called "Hyper-V", which is virtual machine software built in to Windows 10. Hyper-V does not come with a free copy of XP; you'll need to provide that yourself.
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