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 Post subject: Article concerning Windows 8 and XP emulator
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:03 pm 
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What do you think of this article, Scott?


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 Post subject: Re: Article concerning Windows 8 and XP emulator
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:59 pm 
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Running XP (or any other OS) under a virtual machine is nothing new, in fact a virtual licensed copy of XP is provided for free with Windows 7 Professional or higher versions. While you can install a virtual copy of XP under Windows 8, you will still need to provide an XP license key. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Article concerning Windows 8 and XP emulator
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:29 am 
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According to Microsoft:

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As of April 8, 2014, technical support for Windows XP and Windows XP Mode is no longer available, including updates that help protect your PC. This means that if you continue to use Windows XP or use Windows XP Mode on a Windows 7 PC after support ends, your PC might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Therefore, to keep your Windows 7 PC secure after support ends, we recommend that you only use Windows XP Mode if your PC is disconnected from the Internet.


What do you have to say about this, Scott? Can I get around Microsoft's recommendation in a good way?

Also, is XP Mode particularly useful for legacy hardware that Windows 7 doesn't have drivers for?


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 Post subject: Re: Article concerning Windows 8 and XP emulator
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What do you have to say about this, Scott? Can I get around Microsoft's recommendation in a good way?

Sure, that was previously addressed here.

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Also, is XP Mode particularly useful for legacy hardware that Windows 7 doesn't have drivers for?

Windows XP Mode is a licensed copy of Windows XP running in a virtual machine called Windows Virtual PC that is running under Windows 7.


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 Post subject: Re: Article concerning Windows 8 and XP emulator
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:19 pm 
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Scott, what would be a particularly compelling reason to switch from XP to Windows 7? Keep in mind that I don't mean XP Mode.


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 Post Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:49 pm 
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Applications can be compelling. For example if you need to run a 64-bit only application like Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 or later, then you would need to run it under 64-bit Vista or later (I would recommend Windows 7). Also any applications which may require more than 3GB of RAM would be compelling, few that they might be. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Article concerning Windows 8 and XP emulator
 Post Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:37 pm 
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Will Windows XP Mode accept any XP Product Key regardless of the edition or version of XP the key was intended for?


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Windows XP Mode includes a built-in product key and is pre-activated when properly installed. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:52 pm 
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Scott, a certain paragraph in this article troubles me to some extent. It reads:

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To make XP mode run on either of these hypervisors you’ll also need a valid Windows XP license, which could be tricky to find because The Register says that the license key that Microsoft gives you when you download Windows XP mode has probably expired. So if you’ve still got your old Windows XP license key laying around, now would be a good time to dig it up.


Scott, if what is said in the article is true, is a certain kind of XP Product Key required?


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 Post subject: Re: Article concerning Windows 8 and XP emulator
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:34 pm 
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As long as one has a valid license for Windows 7 Professional or higher (with an XP Mode license included) then the included XP Mode license should still be valid as well. Scott.


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