Microsoft Releases Install Notes Win 7 XP Mode

Running Windows 7? Missing the old familiar stench of XP? If you're running Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, you'll be able to get back the old-car smell with Windows XP mode – provided that you've got the right virtualization-supporting hardware.

Just in time for the release of Windows 7 worldwide, Microsoft has posted installation instructions and release notes for Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode. You can download both right here.

Of course, after familiarizing yourself with the installation, you'll need the actual XP Mode or Virtual PC software. That can be had from Microsoft as a free download right here.

Let us know if you manage to get it running and how it feels to have some old inside the new!

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  • uh_no
    wow

    you are perhaps one of the most unbiased reporters i've ever had the displeasure of reading

    while everything about apple is high praise, even something as cool as XP, you repeatedly refer to as a 'stench' and you take a not so subtle jab 'if you manage to get it running'
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  • ssalim
    uh_nowowyou are perhaps one of the most unbiased reporters i've ever had the displeasure of readingwhile everything about apple is high praise, even something as cool as XP, you repeatedly refer to as a 'stench' and you take a not so subtle jab 'if you manage to get it running'


    Did you mean biased?
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  • jaymz1977
    I have installed this and used this. Seems pretty basic and was a lot easier than the last time I tried a virtual machine when it came to setup. Also with changeable configurations for drive size and memory usage, I am sure a lot of businesses will get some good use out of this. My reason for using it was to try to solve my major lag issue with using WIN7 RDC to log into Server 03. So I was thinking the XP mode might fix this.. but no dice. So alas, I am stuck with keeping an XP partition so I can use RDC.
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  • uh_no
    wow

    you are perhaps one of the most unbiased reporters i've ever had the displeasure of reading

    while everything about apple is high praise, even something as cool as XP, you repeatedly refer to as a 'stench' and you take a not so subtle jab 'if you manage to get it running'
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  • bunz_of_steel
    Just don't use Windoze. If you must use windows in LINUX and remote a session from within windows or from LINUX itself.
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