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Will 8 support windows xp mode?

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  • Title says it all.

     

    And will there be something like Windows 7 mode or a built in virtual box for all?


    I love testing out very buggy systems. Favorite OS: Windows Whistler. Consoles: Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, Gamecube, PC
    Friday, September 16, 2011 2:34 PM

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  • On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:34:13 +0000, Oracle Blue Fox wrote:

    Title says it all.

    There's a lot of confusion about XP Mode in Windows 7. There are two
    components that make up "XP Mode". One is Windows Virtual PC which is the
    successor to Virtual PC. The other is a preconfigured virtual machine
    running Windows XP along with the license required to use it.

    Having said that, and given that Windows 8 will be 2 releases beyond
    Windows XP, I strongly doubt that Windows 8 will ship with a preconfigued
    XP virtual machine. You also need to keep in mind that Windows XP will be
    out of support eventually. ?


    And will there be something like Windows 7 mode or a built in virtual box for all?

    There won't be a need for Windows 7 mode and Windows Virtual PC is being
    replaced by Hyper-V which was formerly only available in the server SKUs.
    It now also ships with the Windows 8 client.


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    Friday, September 16, 2011 2:43 PM
  • Oh ok. Just wondering because the compatibility settings aren't really working correctly. The only setting that does work is the windows 98 option 
    I love testing out very buggy systems. Favorite OS: Windows Whistler. Consoles: Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, Gamecube, PC
    Friday, September 16, 2011 2:47 PM
  • On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:47:01 +0000, Oracle Blue Fox wrote:

    Oh ok. Just wondering because the compatibility settings aren't really working correctly. The only setting that does work is the windows 98 option

    For what app? I've installed a few where the Windows 7 setting worked just
    fine.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Old mail has arrived.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:05 PM
  • On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:47:01 +0000, Oracle Blue Fox wrote:

    Oh ok. Just wondering because the compatibility settings aren't really working correctly. The only setting that does work is the windows 98 option

    For what app? I've installed a few where the Windows 7 setting worked just
    fine.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Old mail has arrived.

    One program i use is speedfan and its showing 429496448 Degrees C on my Hard Drive
    I love testing out very buggy systems. Favorite OS: Windows Whistler. Consoles: Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, Gamecube, PC
    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:16 PM
  • The company who made speedfan claims to support Windows 7 so you should not be using XP Mode to run it. if you have issue with that software you should ask the company to fix it. 



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    Friday, September 16, 2011 4:06 PM
  • i can confirm speedfan works in windows 7. Used it for over a year on many systems, both x64 and 32 bit
    Friday, September 16, 2011 4:13 PM
  • On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:16:25 +0000, Oracle Blue Fox wrote:

    One program i use is speedfan and its showing 429496448 Degrees C on my Hard Drive

    Speedfan is a very poor example for something that you seem to think you'll
    need a Windows 7 virtual machine for. If you were to run it in a virtual
    machine it wouldn't have access to your physical hardware, so what would be
    the point?


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Thrashing is just virtual crashing.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 4:14 PM
  • On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:16:25 +0000, Oracle Blue Fox wrote:

    One program i use is speedfan and its showing 429496448 Degrees C on my Hard Drive

    Speedfan is a very poor example for something that you seem to think you'll
    need a Windows 7 virtual machine for. If you were to run it in a virtual
    machine it wouldn't have access to your physical hardware, so what would be
    the point?


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Thrashing is just virtual crashing.

    To answer before i was using speedfan as an example for the compatibility problems. Not for the xp mode. Yes it does run on windows 7 but i think the problem might be is that is only reading the temp for my external.  
    I love testing out very buggy systems. Favorite OS: Windows Whistler. Consoles: Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, Gamecube, PC
    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:06 PM