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Windows 7: Does XP mode in win 7 now support graphics acceleration?

04 Aug 2010   #1

Does XP mode in win 7 now support graphics acceleration?

i removed the win7 xp mode because it didnt support graphics acceleration and went to virtualbox, has anything changed?

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06 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

No, nothing's changed (probably won't, either - XP Mode is supposed to be for app compat, so I doubt there's a huge push to get Virtual PC to do graphics acceleration (yet). MED-V might push that envelope when it (eventually) supports using Windows Virtual PC, but I wouldn't hold my breath right now. You'll probably be waiting until Win8 for something like that, at the least.
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06 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yep, XP Mode is designed with business and enterprise compatibility in mind. VMware Workstation and VirtualBox are there for the 3D acceleration.
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06 Aug 2010   #4


thankyou guys for the reply.
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