Could you please guide me where i get the XP mode option in win 7 OS.. i have win 7 ultimate in my desktop PC but in laptop its win7 premium
That's great Uma! With Win 7 Ultimate, you will have no problems installing Virtual PC, Win XP-Mode. Follow these instructions:
For Win 7 64-bit: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
For Win 7 32-bit: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
Print out the instructions, then download 'Windows XP Mode', then download 'Windows Virtual PC', and then download the Updates (if you do not have Service Pack 1).
After all downloads are complete, you must install a separate 'Anti-Virus' program on this Virtual PC and regularly update it. (It's like having another XP PC running within your Win 7 PC). That's why you need a separate Anti Virus program for the Virtual PC in addition to the Anti Virus program you have on the Win 7 PC.
Now you can install older XP programs on this Virtual PC. I use it for older AutoCad as well as for a Project Management program that will run on XP, but not on Win 7.