XP Mode - Run Backwards Compatible Software In Windows 7

Have you upgraded your PC to Windows 7 and can't run all your old software that you would use in XP? Well, most of the computer users come across this problem after upgrading. But there is a solution for you, Windows 7's XP mode. This is a free version of Windows XP professional that runs within your Windows 7 (Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise editions) desktop environment. If you are using Home edition then you will not be able to use this stunning feature.

Windows 7's XP mode allows you to run older XP programs that no longer function in 7. This is absolutely free and you need to download this. Once installed, this will allow you to run applications that are only compatible with XP in Windows 7. This is pretty interesting. In the same desktop you can run your Windows XP apps in a virtual environment in conjunction with your Windows 7 apps. Designed by Microsoft this is to alleviate the transition from XP to Windows 7.

If you are itching to run Windows XP mode within your Windows 7 environment, your computer needs to meet several hardware requirements. The first thing is that the processors on your PC must have hardware virtualization technology. If you have Intel processor, you need to look for Intel® Virtualization Technology under Supported Features. For the AMD processor users, the Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2 (Family F or G on socket AM2), Turion 64 X2, Opteron 2nd gen and 3rd gen, Phenom as well all the latest processors are capable of running Windows XP mode. In addition, your computer must also have at least 2GB RAM to use Windows XP mode.

Installation of the XP Mode is very easy. You need to install a Windows KB958559 update first. It installs Microsoft Virtual PC. You can consult a computer repair service provider in this regard. There are many such service providers that offer assistance to the PC users in this regard. After installing the Windows XP mode the first thing you need to do is configure it. There is a preconfigured user account by default. Configuring XPM might seem a bit lengthy process but when it will be complete you will get a Windows XP desktop.

Not only for the software, if you have a piece of hardware that is not compatible with Windows 7, in that case Windows XP Mode is the ultimate solution. Do you have several business applications that work on XP but don't work in Windows 7? Then Windows XP Mode will do the job.

Download and install Windows XP mode in Windows 7 and enjoy hassle free and smooth computing with all your old software


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