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Windows 7 XP Mode now runs on all processors

By The 'G-Man.' ·
Windows 7 users will no longer need a virtualisation-enabled processor to run XP Mode.

XP Mode gives Windows 7 users a virtual desktop on their PC, allowing them to run legacy applications that aren't compatible with the latest OS.

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I can see that being good

by .Martin. In reply to Windows 7 XP Mode now run ...

for all those without CPU's with Hardware VT support, but what effect is it going to have on the speed of XP Mode?

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Re: Windows 7 XP Mode now runs on all processors

by JessicaD421 In reply to Windows 7 XP Mode now run ...

Martin,

Those who use XP Mode/Virtual PC with hardware assisted virtualization will find it easier to obtain better performance however the use of these utilities is no longer bound to the restraints of needing a qualified CPU. To learn more about XP Mode and Virtual PC, please see the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team

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I just wonder...

...what stopped them from doing this in the first place?

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