Microsoft announces XP Mode RC for Windows 7

By Jos
Aug 4, 2009
  1. Three months after first introducing Windows 7’s virtual XP Mode, Microsoft has announced the availability of its release candidate (RC) version. As previously reported, this is an optional add-on for Windows 7 Professional or higher, and is aimed at helping small to medium-size businesses upgrade to Windows 7 by giving them a virtual Windows XP environment capable of running any legacy applications they may rely on.

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  2. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    This is a big bonus since the software I use usualy takes a couple tyears to catch up with the new O/S.
    Vista has been supported for only a year now.
  3. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Requires AMD-V or Intel VT, and takes 15GB.

    For XP, that sounds a little excessive...
  4. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 824   +53

    Its not just XP - its running Microsoft virtual server as well and needs some space for overheads.
  5. Neojt

    Neojt TS Booster Posts: 165   +22

    This is really nice

    i wonder how stable it is . we have a windows WebServer 2003 running on a linux virtual machine and we have had some stability issues (all fixed now)

    Im going to give this a try
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