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Running Windows XP In Windows 7 | Windows XP Mode For Windows 7

Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy to install and run many Windows XP productivity applications directly from your Windows 7-based PC. It utilizes virtualization technology, such as Windows Virtual PC, to provide a virtual Windows XP environment for Windows 7. 

What is Windows Virtual PC?
Windows Virtual PC is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology for Windows 7. It is the runtime engine for Windows XP Mode to provide a virtual Windows environment for Windows 7. 


With Windows Virtual PC, Windows XP Mode applications can be seen and accessed from a Windows 7 desktop.

Installation step 1: Opening Windows XP
To install applications in Windows XP Mode, you start by selecting Windows XP Mode from the Windows 7 Start Menu.

Installation step 2: Adding your application
You can install applications in Windows XP Mode just as you normally would on a physical PC. For example, you can install applications via web, from storage devices, or from physical media such as CD/DVD 

Running Windows XP Mode applications
To run your application directly from the Windows 7 desktop, just go to your Start menu. 

Few of Windows Virtual PC’s newest features  
Easy setup of Windows XP Mode
Once both the Windows Virtual PC and the virtual Windows XP environment are installed, Windows Virtual PC provides a simple wizard to set up Windows XP Mode with just a few clicks.
USB support
USB support
Users can access USB devices attached to the host directly from virtual Windows XP. These devices include printers and scanners, flash memory/sticks and external hard disks, digital cameras, and more.
Seamless applications
Seamless applications
Publish and launch applications installed on virtual Windows XP directly from the Windows 7 desktop, as if they were installed on the Windows 7 host itself.
Folder integration between host and guest
Folder integration between host and guest
Access your Windows 7 Known Folders: My Documents, Pictures, Desktop, Music, and Video, from inside the virtual Windows environment, such as Windows XP Mode.
Clipboard sharing
Clipboard sharing
Cut and paste between your Windows 7 host and any virtual machine.
Printer redirection
Printer redirection
Print directly to your attached printer from your seamless application or virtual machine

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