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Windows 7: Some Questions about XP Mode

18 Aug 2009   #1
s0me0ne

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 
Some Questions about XP Mode

First off I installed Win 7 RC in Virtual PC 2007 (didnt have an extra hdd to test it on).

I tried to install the XP Mode RC and Virtual PC RC on it and it didnt work, I dont know why, perhaps because it would be a VM inside a VM or maybe I need to change the VM's bios?

But now for some questions about XP Mode, since I cant get it to run.
1) Can you have more than 1 XP VM Environment. Lets say I wanted a XP game environment and a XP test software environment, will it let you have more than just 1 XP environment?
2) If you can run more than 1 XP environment are the ones beyond the first one free (legally of course)? I'm glad MS has allowed us to have at least 1 XP VM legal and free, but I'd like more than just 1.


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18 Aug 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

I didn't try that, but I think that you can't run more than one XP VM Environment...
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19 Aug 2009   #3
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 s0me0ne View Post
First off I installed Win 7 RC in Virtual PC 2007 (didnt have an extra hdd to test it on).

I tried to install the XP Mode RC and Virtual PC RC on it and it didnt work, I dont know why, perhaps because it would be a VM inside a VM or maybe I need to change the VM's bios?
you cannot install VPC in a VM (i believe VPC 2007 SP1) since it does support VT or AMD-V...

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But now for some questions about XP Mode, since I cant get it to run.
1) Can you have more than 1 XP VM Environment. Lets say I wanted a XP game environment and a XP test software environment, will it let you have more than just 1 XP environment?
it depends...
if you have two XP licenses (counting the XP mode license)
then yes you can...
if not then you are breaking the EULA...

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2) If you can run more than 1 XP environment are the ones beyond the first one free (legally of course)? I'm glad MS has allowed us to have at least 1 XP VM legal and free, but I'd like more than just 1.
if you are using PRO and above then yes one XP vm is part of the package ( you would have to download it online though...)
otherwise unless you have other XP licenses then it is illegal...
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