Windows XP Mode Beta – the Essential Microsoft Download Center
Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 May 2009 12:10 Written by Mire_B Wednesday, 6 May 2009 12:07
Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy to install and run many of your Windows XP productivity applications directly from a Windows 7-based PC. It utilizes virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC to provide a Virtual Windows XP environement for Windows 7.
Windows XP Mode provides a 32-bit Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (SP3) environment pre-loaded on a virtual hard disk. Client virtualization software, like Windows Virtual PC is a pre-requisite to use Windows XP Mode.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7
Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise.
Hard disk requirement: 2GB for installing Windows XP Mode. Addtional 15GB of hard disk space for the virtual Windows environment.
Note: You can use Windows Virtual PC to run Windows XP Mode on your computer. Windows Virtual PC requires processor capable of hardware virtualization, with AMD-V™ or Intel® VT turned on in the BIOS.
Windows XP Mode installation:
Based on the architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) of your computer, download the appropriate installer (VirtualWindowsXP.msi). Double click on the installer and follow the instructions to complete the installation.