Recently, for my personal project purpose I came across a application that wasn’t quite working well with Windows 7. Because of this problem I was prompted towards finding a solution that could well,help me retain to my favourite OS as well as sort out this ‘one’ application problem too.
I researched my favourite search engine ‘Google’ for this and found out a very interesting fact about Windows 7. Windows 7 – the way the creators have build it,has an inner ability to run Windows Xp in a complete virtual environment. This is what Microsoft calls it as ‘WinXp mode’ and Windows Virtual PC is the application that runs this mode
Here is a quote from VMLite software site about the need for XPMode within Windows 7
To improve application compatibility on Windows 7, and to ease the transition from older Windows operating systems to Windows 7, is crucial for the success of Windows 7, and Microsoft has done tremendous works to achieve such a goal. First, Windows 7 ships a large number of device drivers to for better hardware support. Microsoft also provides a free tool call “Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser" that will run on your current PC prior to Windows 7 upgrade and it predicts if there are known incompatibilities with third-party programs and hardware. For those are reliant on their legacy applications, Windows 7 adds a new feature called Windows XP Mode allows applications that are only compatible with XP run as virtual applications in Windows 7 in the same desktop.
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