Microsoft confirm Windows XP mode RTM

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  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Microsoft have confirmed that the Windows XP mode which is a featureset of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate has moved to Release To Manufacturing Status - confirming it will be available in tandem with the release of Windows 7.

    As stated on the official Windows 7 Blog the final release of Windows XP mode will be available for download from the 22nd of October which should keep a lot of potential customers very happy indeed especially those in the business sector. The specialised version of Microsoft Virtual PC has been created to run legacy applications without issues - this was a major concern that slowed down the adoption of Windows Vista in the past.

    The only downside is the requirement for either AMD Virtualisation or Intel Virtualisation Technology which means that processors including models such as the E7500, E8190, E4700, Q8200 or Q8300 are not supported.
     
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    wtf , It is high-end CPUs exclusive . Thanks Microsoft .
     
  3. Teme

    Teme Super Moderator

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    Blame the CPU makers not to add the Virtualisation support to their low end products. I see no other way to make it work on Windows 7 other than using that technology.
     
  4. IvanV

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    Thank Intel for removing the technology from those CPUs. More expensive processors on the same architecture have the capability, but it was disabled on budget models. Also, pretty much every AMD CPU that was ever released for socket AM2 supports it.
     
  5. Trusteft

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    My question is, who cares about XP mode unless you are a business.
    If you are just a home user, it's just VirtualPC with a new name.
    Just download the free VirtualPC and you get the same thing.
    But let me guess, most people who complain probably have an illegal copy of Ultimate version and since they are a bit on the cheap side (the people), it's not like they have top end CPU anyway, thus the complaints. ;p

    As for the CPUs, at least for Intel, here is a list that might help
    Intel Virtualization Technology List
     
  6. OldBuzzard

    OldBuzzard DH's oldest Geek

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    I do for one. I have to keep one install of XP 32 bit on here because of "The War Department"**

    She has an ANCIENT Geneology Program that won't run on Vista or 7 :(

    If it wasn't for that, I'd be Vista and 7 64 bit for all of my installs.

    I just wish the MS would have made that available for the Home Premium edition as well :sigh:




    ** Wife :D
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    You can't use Virtual PC for that? It's the same thing.
     
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    OldBuzzard DH's oldest Geek

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    Using Virtual PC would be a step backwards for me

    I use HyperOS which allows me to have as many as 22 different OS installs, each one being independent of the others.
     

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