Windows XP Mode application RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi I wanted to get some clarification on installing an application into windows xp mode and distruted processing. Basically I have an application installed in XP mode, will it use the grunt and power of the CPU in this mode
    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 5:16 AM


  • A XP Mode application uses the physical resources of the machine. When you run XP Mode, your CPU has to support two operating systems, Windows 7 and Windows XP. Thus, running XP Mode means the the virtual machine's need for CPU resources competes with the physical machine's demands for the CPU. If you think that you will obtain the benefits of distributed processing by spreading the load over two operating systems, you will not. You will get the best performance out of an application by installing it on Windows 7 and not having a virtual machine running. Use XP Mode when the application won't run on Windows 7 but will run on XP Mode. XP Mode is for when compatibility dictates it be used.

    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 5:25 AM