Things to consider while enabling Windows 7 XP Mode: 1. In order to utilize this tool you are require to have following hardware on your machine. ? Processor: Processor capable of hardware virtualization, with AMD-V™ or Intel® VT turned on in the BIOS. ?Memory: 2GB of memory recommended. ? Hard disk requirement: 20MB hard disk space for installing Windows Virtual PC. Additional 15GB of hard disk space per virtual Windows environment recommended. 2. Enable hardware virtualization in BIOS. 3. Next, you’ll need to install two software packages on your PC: ?Install the Windows Virtual PC , which is the virtualization software that powers “XP Mode”. ?Install the Windows XP Mode, which is a specially crafted XP virtual machine. 4. Once you’ve completed those steps and restarted your computer, run the Virtual Windows XP item in the start menu, add in a password and make sure to choose to remember the credentials if you want the integration features to work smoothly. 5. Once the wizard is complete, you will see a dialog that sets up XP for use. 6. Install your applications in Windows XP. 7. Once your applications are installed and shortcuts are in the All Users start menu, they will show up in the Windows 7 start menu under the Windows Virtual PC -> Virtual Windows XP Applications folder.
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