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Windows 7: Please explain Virtual PC/XP Mode

08 Dec 2009   #11
kronwhon

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dreamweaver 547 View Post

What would have been better is something where you can run programs made for XP, 2000 etc. in W7 directly.
Hi Dreamweaver,

XP mode allows this. You still have to install windows xp separately, but you can place shortcuts directly on your Windows 7 desktop for your XP apps, and they will run without the user even knowing that XP Mode exists.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir...s/compare.aspx

the feature is called seamless application launching


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10 Dec 2009   #12
dreamweaver 547

Windows XP / Ubuntu
 
 

That makes sense, though hopefully Windows 7 can pick up applications that are used in Vista.

I am guessing that Compatibility Mode would be a better option and is also available in all Win 7 versions?
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11 Dec 2009   #13
kronwhon

Windows 7
 
 

As a rule of thumb, if it works on Vista, it should work on 7 as well.

You can use this site to search for specific software and hardware that has been compatibility tested by MS:

https://www.microsoft.com/windows/co...ubmission.aspx

If your app is not listed here, then it is best to contact the developer and ask if they support Windows 7.
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13 Dec 2009   #14
dreamweaver 547

Windows XP / Ubuntu
 
 

Thanks - I will look into this.
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