Compatibility of Windows® XP Mode in Windows® 7
Discuss about the compatibility of Windows XP mode and older applications with Windows 7 system?
Windows XP mode in Windows 7 allows running of the virtualized applications in the regular Windows 7 applications so that the old software can also work. System requirements include 2GB of memory, 20MB hard disk space and processor with AMD-V or Intel VT turned on in the BIOS. Ensure that the processor supports hardware virtualization, and also check that the hardware virtualization setting is enabled in your BIOS. This feature allows you to run a full functional version of Windows XP within Windows 7, with the help of tools called Virtual PC. Windows 7 is an advanced Operating System with advanced features. Windows 7 is the most promising Operating System with advanced driver support satisfies the user feedback. Windows 7 comes with good quality features and provides enhanced facility. Windows XP mode is one of the enhanced features in the Operating System.
Following are the features of Windows XP mode in Windows 7 and its compatibility of older applications run under Windows XP with Windows 7 system:
- Windows XP mode
- Software Compatibility
- Hardware compatibility
Windows XP mode
Windows XP mode in Windows 7 allows running the virtualized applications in the regular Windows 7 applications so that the outdated software would also work. Older application can also be run using this feature in the Operating System. With the help of tools called 'Virtual PC', Windows XP mode allows to run a full functional version of Windows XP within Windows 7.
You need to install lot of security software programs to keep the system free from the virus. Due to the incompatibility most of the applications might not work in Windows 7. These applications would not satisfy the Operating System specifications. Windows XP mode in Windows 7 is a feature that overcomes this incompatibility issue.
System requirements include 2GB of memory, 20MB hard disk space and processor with AMD-V or Intel VT turned on in the BIOS. In order to be able to run Windows XP Mode, you have to have a processor that supports virtualization. Some hardware and devices that work in Windows 7 might not work in Windows XP Mode.