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Windows 7: VMLite - an alternative Windows XP Mode impl

18 Aug 2009   #1
huisinro

windows 7
 
 
VMLite - an alternative Windows XP Mode impl

Windows XP Mode on any PC (www.vmlite.com)

A Windows XP Mode like virtual machine that does not require VT-x or AMD-v, so Windows 7 on old PCs can also have XP Mode.

There are many more features, snapshots, seamless mode virtual applications, auto shortcuts publishing, shared folders, non-admin, etc.

We are accepting limited number of users for beta testing.


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18 Aug 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Looks interesting, will try this out when released.
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18 Aug 2009   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huisinro View Post
Windows XP Mode on any PC (www.vmlite.com)

A Windows XP Mode like virtual machine that does not require VT-x or AMD-v, so Windows 7 on old PCs can also have XP Mode.

There are many more features, snapshots, seamless mode virtual applications, auto shortcuts publishing, shared folders, non-admin, etc.

We are accepting limited number of users for beta testing.

What's run with running a 'V-Lited' (or "N_lited" ) version of Windows XP under something like VBOX or even VMPLAYER -- using QEMU you can actually CREATE Virtual machines in vmware format so you don't need to pay for vmware workstation.

Using nLite (or Vlite) you can create a really stripped down version of XP (or VISTA) already.

I have a feeling that good though it is to see people attempting to provide alternative services to MS your product just won't hack it as it's already basically "do-able' already.

Note VMWARE and VBOX products don't require the "Virtualision Feature" to be turned on in the BIOS to run 32 bit Guests. 64 Bit guest OS'es are another issue entirely however but as XP is a 32 bit OS then no problem provided you have enough RAM for your VM.

Cheers
jimbo
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18 Aug 2009   #4
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

My computer also does not support hardware virtualization but I run xp virtually in sun virtual box....

And dont you guys think that vmlite-alternative-windows-xp-mode`s screenshot look exactly like Sun virtual box with another name and icon.......


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18 Aug 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I did think that....
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21 Aug 2009   #6
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

maybe they are bundling XP as part of the package...
dont see how they can do it free or with less than 80 dollars a product (since this is a a Licensed version of XP..)
and as long as they are using the OSE license VB and not the PUEL licensed VB im fine...
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21 Aug 2009   #7
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I have the 64bit 7 covered here on the SUN Portable VBox and a few things to boot too!

The problem is "lim-it-ta-tions"! with anything other then the XP mode itself!


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21 Aug 2009   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They cannot be bundling Windows XP as part of the package...not legally that is. I think this is simply going to be another VM software package that allows you to setup and configure virtual machines. The VM's themselves will have to be provided by the end-user.
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21 Aug 2009   #9
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

How do you think I got 7 and other things going? I still had to have the dvd for 7 along with the others burned to disk as well there.

One simply allows the auto start of the live disk while in the drive. The other two saw a direct install onto the vhds on the flash drive itself along with 7 having it's own.

The Portable VB as well as any other program is simply the program by itself providing the means to run not the OS itself.
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21 Aug 2009   #10
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
They cannot be bundling Windows XP as part of the package...not legally that is. I think this is simply going to be another VM software package that allows you to setup and configure virtual machines. The VM's themselves will have to be provided by the end-user.
either that or it will use the XPM image (meaning the XP update) as the source....
even there its still illegal (but what about if the user is using win7 Professional? is it still illegal)
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