Windows 7 Home Premium with Windows Virtual PC & Windows XP Mode,

By leelord ·
NOTE: I'm sorry for the miltiple posts. I'm new to posting in this forum and just discovered how to post a NEW question. With that said......

I'm currently running Vista Premium and just per-ordered Windows 7 Premium. I notice that Microsoft only offers the XP Mode in their professional, Ultimate and Enterprise versions. Once I upgrade to Windows7 will I be able to download and manually install Virtual PC and XP mode and have it work in my Premium version? Yes my AMD BIOS supports it. Thank you!

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Vista Premium

by Jacky Howe In reply to Windows 7 Home Premium w ...

isn't supported. You won't be able to run it unless you get a more powerful Operating System. I would go for Ultimate.

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7 like Vista has all of the same install Disc's

by OH Smeg In reply to Windows 7 Home Premium w ...

But different functions are activated by the different Product Keys when they are entered.

Unfortunately you are unable to load XP Mode to Premium as this is part of the OS so you need to buy one of the more expensive Offerings from M$ or Upgrade your existing copy of 7 when it eventually arrives.

As for Virtual PC currently M$ is saying that this will be available to download from the M$ Download site but it is still debatable if it will actually work on anything that isn't supported. As 7 is still in Beta Form things may change between now and when it is released so there can be no definitive answers here though it would be a safe bet to say that No you will be unable to use either of these without changing your Core OS.


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