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  • Hi have yesterday purchased a 64bit Laptop with Windows7. Sadly for work purposes I need to have WindowsXP on it for company software. What is the easiest and cheapest route to running WindowsXP.
    Can I have a dual boot system to choose the opporating system?
    Do I have to buy a fuill prices XP licence
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 10:32 AM

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  • Hi have yesterday purchased a 64bit Laptop with Windows7. Sadly for work purposes I need to have WindowsXP on it for company software. What is the easiest and cheapest route to running WindowsXP.
    Can I have a dual boot system to choose the opporating system?
    Do I have to buy a fuill prices XP licence

     

    Hi Robert

    derosnec is correct.

    The XPMode is a free add-on for Windows 7 and solves the exact problem that you described. This places a completely licensed copy of Windows XP on your computer that runs in a virtual environment. You can use this for all of your critical business programs designed to run on XP.


    The following links will get you up to speed with all of the information about this add-on.

    Virtual PC system requirements

    Download details: Hardware Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool

    Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode: Home Page


    Windows Virtual PC Download


    We also have a forum where you can get answers directly from some of the Microsoft people who are developing this project.

    Windows 7 Virtualization Forum

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for using Windows 7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP

    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Wednesday, November 11, 2009 7:38 AM
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 4:11 PM