XP mode doesn’t work on my Windows 7

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Well I have some old programs for which I need the XP mode to run but I can't them to run on my Win 7 64bit with this virtual XP mode machine.

Can Anyone help me out ?

Answered By 40 points N/A #119393

XP mode doesn’t work on my Windows 7


Hi there , 

It seems you are having trouble with compatibility of Windows XP applications or programs in WIndows 7 , usually windows XP 32 bit apps or programs easily run on windows 7 32 bit programs , you are having windows 7 64 bit . 

Just try the windows 7 compatibility feature which is unique to windows 7 and not in windows vista.

1. Right click on the setup file which you want to install.

2. Click properties .

3. A dialog box appears , in that select the compatibility tab. 

4. In the tab select run this program in compatibility mode for windows XP service pack 2 or 1 or 3 .

5. Click apply and ok

6. Run the setup now.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #310315

XP mode doesn’t work on my Windows 7


One of the many features in Windows 7 is Windows XP Mode. This feature allows you to run applications that are compatible only with Windows XP. Windows XP Mode is composed of a full copy of the Windows XP operating system that runs as a virtual machine on Windows Virtual PC which is a Type 2 client hypervisor.

Previous versions of Windows Virtual PC required certain hardware virtualization-enabled CPU models. At the moment, host computers must simply be powerful enough to run two operating systems. Windows XP Mode is available for Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions as free download. Though XP Mode allows you to run Windows XP applications, you should also consider the platform architecture where they are designed to run.

Though you are using 64-bit Windows 7, XP Mode runs a 32-bit virtual machine of the Windows XP operating system. That’s why if the applications you want to run are 64-bit, you won’t be able to install them in Windows XP Mode.

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