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 Post subject: October 2011 issue - Windows XP Mode on Win7 correction
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:41 pm 
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I was reading through the Letters section of the October 2011 issue of MPC and noticed that a reader was encountering problems triple-booting Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 on their PC (page 19). One of the fixes the Doctor recommended was to run Windows XP as a virtual machine on their Windows 7 install. This is good advice and an extremely convenient feature of the Windows 7 OS.

However, the reader should have been advised that this feature, called "Windows XP Mode", is only compatible with certain flavors of Windows 7: You must have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate installed as your OS for Windows XP Mode to work.

More information on Windows XP Mode can be read here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: October 2011 issue - Windows XP Mode on Win7 correction
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:36 am 
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You can use any flavor of 7 if you use VMware.


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 Post subject: Re: October 2011 issue - Windows XP Mode on Win7 correction
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:06 am 
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noghiri_x wrote:
You can use any flavor of 7 if you use VMware.

Point taken. However, if you read the context in which the letter was written and responded to, VMWare is clearly not what was recommended to the reader.


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 Post subject: Re: October 2011 issue - Windows XP Mode on Win7 correction
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:10 am 
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I had to go to my archive to get that one. Got it!


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