Windows 7 comes with XP mode

Posted: April 27, 2009 in Tech

Microsoft is adding a “Windows XP Mode” to Windows 7, in a move to encourage users to make the switch to the software vendor’s forthcoming operating system.

Microsoft has built its XP mode into Windows 7 by using the Windows Virtual PC technology Microsoft acquired in 2003, to make the OS compatible to run apps designed for Vista’s predecessor.

Users can install apps directly into the virtualised XP environment. The applications are then published to the Windows 7 desktop and they can be run from within that OS.

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