Windows RC XP mode ? 16bit colors LOL

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by PluG, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. PluG

    PluG MDL Senior Member

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    Thought this VM was ment to be awsome and play games that where mostly fully compatible with xp and not on vista or win7 ect.

    all im getting is 16bit colors and no video acceleration ?
    i get but the basic direct draw but no acceleration ?

    and audio isnt useing my sound card with hardware acceleration either.

    why couldnt microsoft intergrate the winxp mode so that is uses win7`s api for graphics and sound that way the os fully works in vm but uses graphics power and sound power from the Win7 in the background ect.
     
  2. DivideX0

    DivideX0 MDL Novice

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    No windows xp mode has nothing to do with games.
    Nor have I read anywhere that it was for games.
     
  3. bonksmeister

    bonksmeister MDL Novice

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  4. PluG

    PluG MDL Senior Member

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    well that sucks LOL
    guess i will uninstall it then heh :)
     
  5. myndwire

    myndwire MDL Junior Member

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    yeah their 'xp mode' is just a crappy virtualization app they wrote with an xp image. use vmware or virtualbox for real OS emulation under win7.
     
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  6. rasso

    rasso MDL Member

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    well,I Installed it yesterday but its 16 bit,lol,like my first computer,,I will try the final versiyon, then if ı wont like it,ı will delete it
     
  7. mcbyte

    mcbyte MDL Junior Member

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    I didn't use XP Mode, but from what i understood it should be using microsoft's Virtual PC platform, which is logical for them to do.

    and anyway, myndwire, virtual pc IS a real virtualization software, maybe a bit limited compared to VMWare, but it can do the job. and anyway, even VMware doesn't have hardware acceleration for DirectX
     
  8. Hackeur

    Hackeur MDL Senior Member

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    I wonder which Neolithic cave M$ dug this up.

    I dont think many businesses will be impressed when they run their "legacy" software in this mode.
     
  9. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    it runs apps fine it is meant to be used a last effort by people that can't run their apps on 7 and don't have the money or resources to port them over.

    I don't understand why people think that this is supposed to run seamlessly when you only allocate 256mb of RAM to it. It runs just as well as VMWare Workstation does when you devote the resources to it.

    No where has it been posted by MS that this is supposed to run games or be a replacement for a pure VM solution. It is meant like I said to be a last ditch effort for apps that refuse to run on Win7.
     
  10. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    The whole idea of 'XP Mode' is that your 'legacy business applications' run in the 'WinXP VM' yet they appear on the Windows 7 desktop. In a similar way to MED-V.

    Personaly, I've yet to see any 'legacy business applications' that need more than 8bit GFX, never mind 3D or hardware acceleration. :)
     
  11. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    It could be worse dude, that app could have been written for Win98. :eek:
    But still its a classic example of why IT Managers/Depts. are pushing to be allowed to use VM's. ;)
     
  12. Sacro

    Sacro MDL Novice

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    Erm, what is wrong with 16 bit colour? It's fine for a VM, not like you need 24/32 bit for business apps.
     
  13. El_Heffe

    El_Heffe MDL Member

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    A lot of business have special software they depend on but it is poorly written crap and won't run on anything other than Windows XP. That's what the virtual XP mode is for.
     
  14. mazodude

    mazodude MDL Junior Member

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    You can adjust the amount of ram given to xp mode :)
     
  15. Learner

    Learner MDL Novice

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    Disable Integration features and you can change the colors to 32-bit in XP mode. Although, it still won't be possible to use Direct3D.

    For games, install XP in Virtual PC, instead of using XP Mode. Or dual boot.
     
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    moosh101 MDL Junior Member

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  17. Servi

    Servi MDL Member

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    Virtual Box open source version doesn't have full USB support (no virtual USB controller)!
     
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