Win7 XP Mode (XPM)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bdearen, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. bdearen

    bdearen MDL Junior Member

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    So guys I have been searching/reading tons of forums. As I understand XP mode is just a software emulation of xp. Can someone tell me what it would used for? who would want it? Thanks :p
     
  2. bdearen

    bdearen MDL Junior Member

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    ok can you give me a few examples of what someone would use this for?
     
  3. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    clearly u didn't read the article...

    It's mainly used for running Windows XP-based applications (like IE 6) alongside Windows 7 applications under a single desktop.
    An imortant consequence of using xpmode is that you'll have allmost 100% compatibility with all currently used windows applications.

    hope this clarifies
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    It is like having poor man's Vmware Workstation build in
    Use it for what you wish

    sebus
     
  5. kibkalo

    kibkalo MDL Member

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    From a legal point it is not.
    The concept is, that you don't need to buy a second license to run a second instance of OS in VM. Like you do in case of VMware.
     
  6. will5

    will5 MDL Member

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    It need its own antivirus?
     
  7. IND

    IND MDL Member

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    yep it asked in my machine
     
  8. anbuchelvan

    anbuchelvan MDL Novice

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    I cannot install symantec antivirus in the xp mode.It says it is not suported in virtual machine.
     
  9. 22TKD

    22TKD MDL Novice

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    XP Mode base on Virtual PC,only a VM