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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

08 Feb 2014   #340
ACMDogfight1997

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

For more info, here's a snapshot of my PC specs using Priform Speccy:
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08 Feb 2014   #341
ACMDogfight1997

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I'm also encountering another error in which some of the programs crash every time I launch them. Even some websites that I go to crash, including YouTube!
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08 Feb 2014   #342
ACMDogfight1997

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Are you saying I must install Windows XP Mode before installing Windows Virtual PC? Am I having this problem because there are some steps in which I must install one program before installing another?
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08 Feb 2014   #343
Kari

 

Official instructions from Microsoft, as well as this tutorial both make it absolutely clear that you start installing XP Mode and when it is installed, you install the Virtual PC.
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09 Mar 2014   #344
dh4m13l

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
What's the file with the capital N?

Hi!
When you are downloading XP mode, there are two files to choose from, what's the other one with the capital N?
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09 Mar 2014   #345
Kari

 

Microsoft is forced to offer European Union market an edition of Windows without Windows Media Player and other media features. These Windows editions are known as the N editions, so the Windows XP Mode N is a fully working Windows XP Service Pack 3 virtual machine without Windows Media Player.

Users of the Windows XP N and Windows XP Mode N can manually add the missing media features by installing the free Media Pack for Windows XP.

From Wikipedia:

Quote:
Special-purpose editions

The main editions also can take the form of one of the following special editions: N and KN editions.

The features in the N and KN Editions are the same as their equivalent full versions, but do not include Windows Media Player or other Windows Media-related technologies, such as Windows Media Center and Windows DVD Maker. The cost of the N and KN Editions are the same as the full versions, as the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N or Windows 7 KN can be downloaded without charge from Microsoft.
Read more: What is a Windows 7 N edition? - Microsoft Windows (the article tells about Windows 7 N but applies also for XP N and 8 N editions).

Media Pack for Windows 7 N: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=16546
Media Pack for Windows 8 N: http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/downl....aspx?id=30685

Kari
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31 Jul 2014   #346
leeboiy

64bit win7
 
 

1 more time, I find myself turning to this great windows 7 community. Thanks for all your work, everybody.

The question:
Will windows xp mode install on my windows 7 home premium machine? I ask because of the following sections of this tutorial that are confusing to me...

The confusion:
"Windows XP Mode provides only Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise users the flexibility to run many older productivity applications in a virtual Windows XP environment on a Windows 7-based PC.

UPDATE: Windows XP Mode now accessible to more PCs - Windows 7 Team Blog - The Windows Blog"

^the link is dead




"NOTE: Windows XP Mode can only be installed on Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise.
  • <LI abp="452">Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit or 64-bit) <LI abp="453">Windows 7 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit) <LI abp="454">Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit) "
^This quote excludes windows 7 home premium from the "NOTE:" section, but includes windows 7 home premium in the bulleted list.



.... ?
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31 Jul 2014   #347
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Leeboiy,

Here's an updated link: Windows XP Mode now accessible to more PCs | Blogging Windows

Windows XP Mode will no longer require hardware virtualization technology to run, but will still require Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise.
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01 Aug 2014   #348
leeboiy

64bit win7
 
 

Thank you!
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01 Aug 2014   #349
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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