XP Mode Question....

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kaos420, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. kaos420

    kaos420 MDL Senior Member

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    Ok I HAve It installed works fine. Here is my question. Do you update it? I mean it wants to connect and download updates like normal pc. Is this safe to do with 7 installed.Being that its a virtual thing?
     
  2. stme68

    stme68 MDL Novice

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    XP mode will update as a normal installation...

    Yes, it will update as a normal installation of XP.

    Regards
     
  3. kaos420

    kaos420 MDL Senior Member

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    now would it require a activation crack? or being that my windows 7 is activated would that be activated?
     
  4. Gonzakpo

    Gonzakpo MDL Member

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    In my opinion is useless to update it. First of all, you need the XP mode to run old programs that doesn't even run on Vista (generally) so It doesn't make sense to have the XP up to date if you don't really need it.

    Just don't let the XP mode use the internet and you'll be fine. You don't even need an antivirus or firewall.
     
  5. Bax!

    Bax! MDL Member

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    Good question... I'd like a definitive answer to that as well :)
     
  6. stme68

    stme68 MDL Novice

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    XP mode is like an application, doesn't need any activation... it's pre-activated by MS because it's based on a Windows 7 system (that has a licence).

    Regards
     
  7. Bax!

    Bax! MDL Member

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    Good stuff.. thx for answer ;)
     
  8. Tlinux

    Tlinux MDL Novice

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    I installed it (Using BIOS Mod for 7)
    After installing it, I had no problem installing ALL XP Updates.
     
  9. 22TKD

    22TKD MDL Novice

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    guest os no effect to host os
     
  10. NTurky

    NTurky MDL Novice

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    Yeah, right.
    If you do it right and isolate the virtual machine. At least the RC share all drives by default.
    I think VMWare is a SO MUCH better product, but of course it´s not free.
    If you are in need of a quick fix, this will do the trick.
     
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  11. kaos420

    kaos420 MDL Senior Member

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    good answers by all. i thank you.........