Windows Virtual PC is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology for Windows, and is a feature of Windows 7. Similar to previous versions of Virtual PC, Windows Virtual PC can be used to create and run the simulated hardware environments necessary to virtual a Windows operating system, which allows a single computer to run multiple operating systems simultaneously.
Windows XP Mode was designed for the user who does not have a lot of resources to spend on IT or on revamping important software. Windows XP Mode extends the lifecycle of many older Windows XP applications.
For more information, visit Microsofts Virtual PC website.
Systems running Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode require hardware following the Dell recommended specifications (Table 1).
|1 GHz 32-bit / 64-bit Processor|
2GB Memory (RAM) Minimum or 4 GB Recommended
3GB Memory (RAM) Minimum or 5 GB Recommended
|15 GB Hard Disk Space per Virtual Windows Environment|
Table 1: Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode Dell Hardware and Software Specifications
For more information, visit Microsoft's Virtual PC Hardware Configuration website.
The wizard will set up the virtual Windows XP for first use and the new Windows XP Mode environment will be viewable on the Windows 7 desktop. Installing applications in Windows XP Mode is the same as it would be on any other computer with Windows XP installed.
For further information and support on how to use Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC refer to the articles "Running Windows XP Mode with Windows Virtual PC" and Windows Virtual PC Evaluation Guide on the Microsoft website: "Windows Virtual PC: Documentation and Videos".
Help with Windows XP Mode can be found at:
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Last Date Modified: 07/31/2014 03:42 PM