Windows 7 together with its lot of funcionality has introduced a new way for Virtualization. The new virutualization system aslo named Windows XP MODE utilizes the Hardware Virtualization technology to run Windows XP smoothly on your PC.
But If you do not have the Virtualization support in your system. You have the alternative VirtualPC
To check that your system supports Virtualization you can use
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There are, however, two issues that you should be aware of if you want to do this:
- To reiterate, this is not officially supported. Microsoft has not tested / qualified to combination, and has not made any commitment to ever do so. So “buyer be warned”.
- A number of people have reported that when they try to install Virtual PC 2007 they receive a compatibility warning like this:
What you need to know is that you will only receive this warning if you have installed Windows Virtual PC. If you get this, and you want to use Virtual PC 2007 instead of Windows Virtual PC, you will need to uninstall Windows Virtual PC. Note – it will not work if you just uncheck Windows Virtual PC under the Windows Features dialog. You need to actually uninstall the Windows Virtual PC update:
Once you have done this you can install Virtual PC 2007.
You can download Virtual PC 2007 SP1 from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=28C97D22-6EB8-4A09-A7F7-F6C7A1F000B5