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Remus April 25th, 2009 13:05

WinXP within Windows 7
This is rather big news about Windows 7 and just been announced by Microsoft - you could actually run Windows XP (SP3) from within the Windows 7 (Release Candidate confirmed on May 5). Windows XP will come free with Windows 7 Professional and above.

This is big step forward in term of compatibility and usage of legacy softwares, especially for business user.

Report on the news here

Screenshots showing the WinXp running inside Windows 7 here

JDR13 April 25th, 2009 13:11

It's not actually included in the box, you have to download it separately. It also appears to be some kind of compatibility mode, not an actual copy of Win XP.

Still very promising though, especially if it works as advertised.

Kostas April 25th, 2009 13:49

It runs under a virtual machine but it will probably decrease many compability problems,don't expect 3d hardware acceleration though.

lanux128 April 26th, 2009 06:13

yes, this is processor supported virtualisation to make it more compatible to WinXP programs. but then again, not sure about the performance when it comes to games

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