Windows XP Mode/Windows Virtual PC RTM

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  1. Posts : 308
    Windows 7 Professional (x64)

    Are you saying that we need to download XP mode and Virtual PC and that they won't already be included in the Windows 7 cd?

    Shouldn't it be included?
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  2. Posts : 18,404
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
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    Yes that's right. It doesn't come already installed on the OS with the installation disc. You have to install it separately if you want it. No, it shouldn't be included.
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  3. Posts : 8,370
    W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

    This is one item that has to be a totally separate item since it's not even supported on the Home Premium edition there as well being intended for a more specific purpose.

    I'm still waiting for the retail disk to show where the finalized VPC and XP Mode will go on just the same while most programs already work on 7 due to the improvements seen with application compatibility on 7 over Vista there where some programs simply would not run on the 32bit Vista while they do on the 64bit 7!

    Can't complain a bit!
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  4. aem
    Posts : 2,698
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

    MS has elected to not make alot of programs part of the build as this was a mistake coming out of Vista.
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  5. Posts : 38
    Windows 7 64 bit Professional

    What a problem solver! I had an important program that would not install in W7 and now I can run it in Virtual Machine XP mode without have to go to another computer or create a dual boot. Awesome!
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  6. Posts : 8,370
    W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

    The main intent for the XP Mode from the start was to encourage businesses to move up from XP and still allow them to use all of their XP softwares. For many programs however you can right click on the installer's executable and run that in XP or Vista compatibility mode and later the program's main exe if present to get them on and running with the 32bit 7.

    The right menu in 7 also sees the "troubleshoot compatibility" option not previously seen in either XP or Vista there. When first running the betas that was found to be another usefull asset now available in 7!
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