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Windows 7: Virtual XP Mode..Ungradable to Win 7?

21 May 2010   #1
ilcaa

Window 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Virtual XP Mode..Ungradable to Win 7?

I have Windows 7 Enterprise installed, I created a XP mode Virtual Enviroment and it works great. But i have 2 questions before doing anything.

1. Can I upgrade this XP mode to Win7? (i know the point of XP is compatibility of SW BUT wondering if I could upgrade this virtual enviroment to Win 7)

2. On the original Win 7 enterprise, could I create another virtual enviroment using Wins7?

all documentation i read on windows Virtual speaks to XP Mode only.

Thanks for anyone can assist with these 2 questions.


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21 May 2010   #2
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Yes you can..
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21 May 2010   #3
ilcaa

Window 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

yes i can to which one of both?

Can I upgrade the XP mode to run Win 7?

Can I create a NEW virtual Enviroment with Win 7?

thanks for the help
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21 May 2010   #4
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

You have to upgrade the XP mode to run Win 7.. Thats what i did on my computer which is running Virtual of XP On MAC OSX
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21 May 2010   #5
Kari

 

To create a new virtual machine, open the Virtual Machines folder (located in your user folder), click Create virtual machine, and follow the instructions.

Kari

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21 May 2010   #6
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Technically, XP can't be upgraded to Win 7. As Kari suggested, create a new virtual machine to install Win 7. There's no downside to keeping the XP mode virtual machine (other than some used disk space).
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21 May 2010   #7
ilcaa

Window 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

so Virtual XP (XP Mode) cannot be upgraded

But, I can create a new Virtual machine and use Windows 7 as the OS

great, thanks for the help
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21 May 2010   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

One thing to watch here is that as the virtual machine is classed as a separate machine from the eula Point of View - you will need to have a valid second license for the virtual copy of win7 - the License for the XP mode is part of the download package
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