XP mode???

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by paul3200, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. paul3200

    paul3200 MDL Member

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    just wandering if windows 8 will have XPmode and if it does what will happen to the end of Windows XP???
    and what will happen to all the XPmode virtual PCs in Windows 7?
     
  2. thethingy

    thethingy MDL Senior Member

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    probably, XP will continue to be licensed and work just updates will stop.
     
  3. Jaycee13

    Jaycee13 MDL Senior Member

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    No XPMode but a 7Mode :tasty:
     
  4. Pegatron

    Pegatron MDL Member

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    Probably best to dual boot if you want/need XP. XP Mode runs like a pig anyway.
     
  5. kingof69ng

    kingof69ng MDL Member

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    for all intents and purposes pigs are faster than you think.
     
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  6. Pegatron

    Pegatron MDL Member

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    I've never tried to run a pig down or I guess I wouldn't have said that :)

    I'm used to XP being the fastest OS out there, but XP mode just doesn't cut it for me. Maybe it will be improved in the next leak :bananajoj2:
     
  7. vinodh

    vinodh MDL Junior Member

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    I read that wikipedia link but it's all giibberish to me. Can you explain in plain english what makes hypervisor better than, Virtual PC; VMWare, etc? I use both these apps for testing and would like to know if hypervisor technology is better and why. Thanks.
     
  8. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    I'll try, but alot of the tech stuff goes over my head too. ;)

    Its been a long time since I was at a Technet show were this was explained.
    But as I understand it, the 'Hypervisor' is a layer that is installed between the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) and the OS itself.
    Which means the Host OS and any Guest OS's run on the 'Hypervisor' which allows them acces to the HAL.
    The end result is that both the Host and the Guests are in effect VM's running on the Hardware itself.
    As such they should run equally well on any given hardware.

    Hyper-V isn't the only 'Hypervisor' I know some of the VMWare porducts are Hypervisor's and there may well be Hypervisor products by Sun and Parallels. But I don't know which ones :eek:
     
  9. vinodh

    vinodh MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the explanation. Makes a lot more sense now. :) I'll go do some testing later. Sounds interesting.