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Windows 7: Any application that can run an already installed XP from Win 7 ?

26 Sep 2012   #1

win7 x64
Any application that can run an already installed XP from Win 7 ?

not sure if this subject was discussed,

I have 2 OS's XP and Win 7 on different partitions on the same HDD.
Also I've read this note regarding the MVirtual PC : Windows XP Mode can only be installed on Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate and I am wonder :

*is there any application that can run an already installed XP from Win 7 ?
thank you,

LE: thanks admin for moving the post in the right section

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows XP x64 SP3

This is confusing to say the least - are you saying you have an XP machine which you would like to virtualise within Windows 7? If this is the case then maybe you could let us know your requirements, if you're looking for a quick and dirty approach, load up a remote session; however there are plenty of free virtual environments such as VirtualBox or Vmware Player available to you, getting the XP machine to these platforms of virtualisation is going to require a converter. Off the top of my head I know VMware provide a converter for physical machines to virtual formats to be imported into their player.

Following are links which will help you in achieving this:

VMWare Player: ( Will require signing up for their services, but its free and they dont hassle you)

VMWare Converter:
VMware vCenter Converter, Convert Physical Machines to Virtual Machines (be sure to read the documentation, or as a fall back let us know if you need help)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2012   #3

win7 x64

Thank you Colin for your reply and yep, as far as I've read VMWare is the right choice.
Best regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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