Windows 7 Pro Virtual Xp

Posted By admin On 12/01/22

Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy run many of your productivity programs that run on Windows XP on Windows 7. It uses virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC to provide a Virtual Windows XP environment for Windows 7. Windows XP Mode provides a 32-bit virtual Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (SP3) environment. Jul 23, 2010  One of the cool features in Windows 7 is XP Mode. However, it’s only available for Windows 7 Professional and above, leaving Home Edition and Vista users out of luck. Today we’ll show you how to create your own XP Mode to run on Vista or Windows 7 Home Premium. I am using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit with Windows Virtual XP. As a member of the older generation like a lot of my friends we prefer XP to 7. Several of us are using this system mainly because we like Outlook Express and can use old programmes in XP which no longer work on 7. Select the version of Windows 7 you’re running and the language you want to use. Click the Windows XP Mode button (located under Step 5). If you haven’t already installed Windows Virtual PC, you’ll need to download and install that program as well. If you’re not sure which version you need, open the Start menu and right-click Computer.

Microsoft Virtual PC is a free application that helps you create your own virtual machines inside your current operating system, so you can test software, or learn a new environment easily. Here’s how to get started.

Using Windows Virtual PC

First, you need to download Virtual PC from Microsoft’s web site. You’ll want to make sure to select the right Windows 7 edition from the drop-down menu and then select Windows Virtual PC.

It will ask you to install Virtual PC as a Windows software update.

You will need to restart after the installation is done.

After rebooting, you can find Windows Virtual PC in your start menu and select it to open the program.

Click on Create virtual machine in the new window that opened.

Now, you can write the name for your new Virtual Machine and the location to store the virtual machine file.

In the next window, you can select the amount of RAM memory to assign to your virtual machine.


In the next window, you will create a virtual hard disk where you will install your virtual operating system. You can select between a dynamically expanding virtual hard disk (it will grow according to your virtual machine space requirements), use an existing virtual hard disk or use advanced options.

In the advanced options window, you can select to create a dynamically expanding hard disk (the hard drive will grow as your virtual machine needs), a fixed sized hard drive (you assign the amount of storage for it) and a differencing hard drive (the changes will be stored in a different hard drive so the original hard drive can be intact)

We will use a dynamically virtual hard drive for this example.

You can now select the location for your virtual hard drive in your computer and the name for it.

Windows 7 Professional Virtual Xp Mode

As we selected the dynamically expanding virtual hard drive, we will specify the maximum storage space for it to grow in the next window.

And that’s pretty much it!

You have created a virtual machine and only need to install the operating system.

You can go to Virtual PC again, and will find your new Virtual Machine. Right click on it to select the settings or click on the Settings menu.

Windows 7 Professional Virtual Pc Xp Mode

In the settings windows, you can specify where the installation disk for your new operating system is located to install it in your new virtual machine.

Windows 7 Pro Virtual Pc

Go to DVD Drive and select Access a physical drive if you loaded the installation CD / DVD in the computer’s Rom.

Windows 7 Pro Virtual Xp

Or select Open an ISO image to select an image with the installation files to install an operating system on your new virtual machine.

Once you’ve started up the virtual machine, just follow through the normal installation prompts to create your virtual operating system.

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Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 lets you run older software that was designed for Windows XP. Windows XP Mode was designed specifically to run the kind of custom software that many small businesses use to maintain customer records. Once Windows XP Mode is installed on your Windows 7 computer, you can install your older software and run it seamlessly from your Windows 7 desktop. You get all the advantages of Windows 7 without losing your existing software.

To install Windows XP Mode on your Windows 7 PC you must have a 1GHz processor and a CPU that supports virtualization. You must also have at least 15 GB of hard drive space and be running Windows 7 Professional or beyond.

Windows 7 Xp Virtual Machine

  1. Open Internet Explorer and go to the Windows Virtual PC Web site. Click Download.

    Microsoft asks you to verify that your system can handle Windows XP Mode. Not sure whether your machine supports virtualization? Download Microsoft’s virtualization testing tool. Just double click the downloaded file and it will examine your PC and tell you whether it can handle Windows Virtual PC and whether your visualization technology is already enabled in your BIOS.

    Some new computers come with Windows XP Mode already installed. To see if you already have Windows XP Mode, type “virtual” at the Start menu and then scroll down to see if Windows XP Mode is already listed. If it is, click it and skip to Step 4.

  2. Select the version of Windows 7 you’re running and the language you want to use. Click the Windows XP Mode button (located under Step 5).

    If you haven’t already installed Windows Virtual PC, you’ll need to download and install that program as well.

    If you’re not sure which version you need, open the Start menu and right-click Computer. Select Properties and then look at the System type to see whether your system is 32-bit or 64-bit.

  3. Locate and double click the downloaded file.

    You might need to click Continue if prompted by User Account Control.

  4. Click Next through the pages of the installer program, allowing the program to choose the appropriate defaults. Click Yes to complete the installation and Finish to close the installer.

    Once the installer is finished, you can access Windows XP Mode from the Start menu.

  5. Click Start, type windows xp, and then press Enter.

    Microsoft shows you the licensing terms for Windows XP Mode.

  6. Click I Accept and then click Next.

    The wizard then asks for security information.

  7. Create a password for the default user account and select Remember Credentials.

    This will enable you to use Windows XP Mode without having to reenter your password each time.

  8. Select the Yes I want to share option to share your drive with Windows XP Mode and click Next.

  9. Select the automatic updates option to ensure that your system has the latest updates to Windows XP Mode. Click Next.

    When the installer finishes, Windows XP Mode will appear as a window on your Windows 7 desktop. You’re now ready to install your Windows XP programs.