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What to look for in Windows 7

XP Mode in action

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With business editions of Windows 7, you can install an add-on that allows you to run Windows XP in a virtual machine. Any application you install on that virtual copy of XP is published to your Start menu. Using the shortcuts shown here, you can open a program running under XP on the Windows 7 desktop.

This gallery is a companion piece for my in-depth review of Windows 7 based on the final release candidate. Be sure to read "What to expect from Windows 7" to get the full story.