Windows XP Mode Tutorial

October 23, 2009
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By Yorgo Nestoridis

Install and run Windows XP Mode on Windows 7

If you can run Windows XP Mode on your computer (see previous post) and you have a need for it then you may want to profit from the new Windows XP Mode available with Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise versions only.

Download Windows XP Mode

Windows XP Mode consists of two elements:

  • Windows virtual PC
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 (fully licensed)

Both are free Downloads from Microsoft.

Download both and install as per instructions, first the Virtual PC, then Windows XP:


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Installing Windows XP Mode


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Windows XP Mode Security

Turn on the XP Firewall and grab the Security Essentials for Anti-virus protection.


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Install and Run Applications

Install now your windows Applications on Windows XP. You can also run USB devices which may not run with Windows Vista or Windows 7, such as an old scanner, cameras, headsets and so on.

USB devices can just be attached or released.

USB Devices on Windows XP Mode

USB Devices on Windows XP Mode

Author: Yorgo Nestoridis, Media Marketing & Publishing, Founder of YORGOO Publishing, YORGOO Press and Semiomantics.

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