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Windows 7: XP Mode on Home Premium

16 May 2018   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
XP Mode on Home Premium

Can XP Mode be run on Home Premium, I'm looking at the requirements but they are not specific enough.

"Windows 7

Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise."

Download Windows XP Mode from Official Microsoft Download Center

Or, is it better to run this with something like VMware. Seems it would be easier to get this from the official source, but I don't know the first thing about it. I've started it up once and took a look, but it seems like any other VM it would need some good resources to run at a decent pace?

Thanks, Nasty7

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17 May 2018   #2

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1

Yes XP mode is only for pro or higher. You can set up your own virtual machine on Virtual PC, Vmware, or Virtual Box however you have to have a key for XP. As for running it you will want to allot at least 1/2 a gb of ram. I don't know how much you use on a daily basis but you need to keep that in mind when you set it up. I only have 384 mb allotted on mine and for my purposes that's enough.
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17 May 2018   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you!
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