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Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC

An amazing cool future in Windows 7 to run Windows XP programs called: Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC, for more information follow the link bellow:

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Re: Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC

just install them native and they work. I've never seen any need to use it and I've been running Windows 7 64-bit professional since it was released.

I bet 99.9% of people never use this, especially at home
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just install them native and they work. I've never seen any need to use it and I've been running Windows 7 64-bit professional since it was released.

I bet 99.9% of people never use this, especially at home
Incredibly, I do! I also thought I would never need it but round of applause to Oregon Scientific who are about as scientific as a old boot if you ask me because their weather station software doesn't run on W7 - it uses an old C++ library that genuinely drops out as you launch it. In XP Mode it works fine.

Given that they also, in their first instruction step, ask you to turn of UAC complelety and remove any sleep modes whatsoever they have my award for worst piece of software I've ever seen.
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Incredibly, I do! I also thought I would never need it but round of applause to Oregon Scientific who are about as scientific as a old boot if you ask me because their weather station software doesn't run on W7 - it uses an old C++ library that genuinely drops out as you launch it. In XP Mode it works fine.

Given that they also, in their first instruction step, ask you to turn of UAC complelety and remove any sleep modes whatsoever they have my award for worst piece of software I've ever seen.
ah, you're the 0.1%
And you admit you're using **** software, most excellent. Is it from this century? Shameful of them if it is
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Re: Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC

I use it sometimes also, i have old software that they never update them again and they only run on windows xp it's useful sometimes for me
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Re: Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC

The professional sollution is Sun Virtual Box. You can emulate many operating system including Ubuntu, Vista, windows 7 , windows xp, and use many instances.
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Re: Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC

I use Wmware player, where I've installed my old Windows XP.

I use it only to use my old scanner, which is not recognized by the 64bits version of Windows 7 (but it was recognized with the 32bits version... )

And I'm not going to buy a new scanner, my old one do a perfect job.
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Re: Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC

There are many good reasons for running XP in a virtual machine on a Win 7 system.

I had about 65,000 e-mail messages on my old XP 'puter. This is not a typo. Sixty-five thousand. I know all the tricks being peddled on the 'Net to transfer that stuff to a new system, but none of them works on my Win 7. I wasted about 60 hours trying, to no avail.

Believe me, I'm not a beginner. I started programming computers in 1973 (yep, there were computers back then!) and have been on the Internet since 1982. I know various computer languages from high level down to a number of assembly languages. However, my Win 7 refuses to accept my e-mail.

Besides that, I own quite a lot of very specialized applications such as stuff for making topographic maps, x-ray picture processing, and automated control of microscopes. Currently I have about 85 applications that do not run under Win 7 64-bit. They all did fine under XP, many of them also under Vista, but Micro$oft doesn't care about compatibility as long as they can sell their stuff.

The only solution is a virtual machine running XP. Replacing my old applications would cost me more than CHF 50,000.-. No kidding. Thank you very much M$. You are as greedy and lazy as always.
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