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  • Windows XP Mode doesn't run on Windows 7 home. Does this mean that I can't run any programs writen for XP on Windows 7 home?
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 9:58 PM

Answers

  • Many programs written for Windows XP will run just Windows 7 without doing anything special.  Windows 7 home still has the compatibility mode option for Windows XP when you right click on a program and click the compatibility tab, which will allow even more XP programs to run.  The piece it does not have compared to some of the higher-end versions of Windows 7 is the XP virtualization mode.  This allows you to run programs in a XP virtual machine that integrates with the Windows 7 desktop.
    -Matt
    Friday, July 17, 2009 9:36 PM

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  • No.Not all programs break on Windows 7.



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    Friday, July 17, 2009 10:12 AM
  • Many programs written for Windows XP will run just Windows 7 without doing anything special.  Windows 7 home still has the compatibility mode option for Windows XP when you right click on a program and click the compatibility tab, which will allow even more XP programs to run.  The piece it does not have compared to some of the higher-end versions of Windows 7 is the XP virtualization mode.  This allows you to run programs in a XP virtual machine that integrates with the Windows 7 desktop.
    -Matt
    Friday, July 17, 2009 9:36 PM