windows xp mode question

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  1. marty

    marty New Member

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    Hi
    what are the chance that microsoft will make a download of windows xp mode for windows 7 home premium 32/64 bit down the road?

    thank you
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Probably not many--are you running something you need XP for? Some programs can work if you use compatibility mode, and there is always the dual boot option...
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    If you're got XP software there is free Virtual PC software available. VMware Player is now free, Virtualbox (a pain to network and share) and MS I believe has a free one. VMware Player now lets you create a VM.
    Joe
     
  4. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Drew
    I tried XP Mode when it was RC and found it pretty lame compared to my VMware Workstations.
    The big draw with XP Mode is it provides the XP. Right now I just finished installing VM Player and am loading Windows 7 Home Premium on it. This is on my old Dell Dimensions 8200. I tried in Virtualbox last night and forgot how lame the sharing with that is. I'm curious if everything would work. The wiundows Upgrade Adviser leaves a lot up in the air! Dell's site is useless for a pc that old.
    Joe
     

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