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Windows 7: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit w/XP mode

05 Sep 2010   #11

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
as others have said there really ISN't any point in using XP mode especially for running CS4 (or CS5).

EXCEPT in one particular case -- you can still get round it but it's simpler to use a VM for this particular problem.

If you have a Scanner that only works in XP and you want to ACQUIRE images in photoshop directly then its OK to have a separate VM machine installed and run the whole application from that -- its less hassle than scanning from a VM and then transferring the images to your HOST and running Photoshop -- Your choice of course.

For me running a VM is a good idea but I'd use something like vmware player / workstation or vbox. XP mode doesn't cut it for me either in functionality, flexibility or performance and it makes mainitaining the HOST system more fiddly.

Using a separate VM maintains "the integrity" of the host as the VM is just DATA as far as the host is concerned -- you can save and restore VM's with your normal DATA backup software too.


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 Windows 7 Professional 64 bit w/XP mode

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