They also can use Windows XP Mode
, a feature of Windows 7 Professional (and Enterprise and Ultimate editions and above) to run older productivity applications.
Using the solution, customers can better automate the strategic processes associated with the system deployment, including: project planning and infrastructure assessment; tracking PC inventory; enabling application compatibility assessment; creation and management of images; deployment of supplemental applications; migration of the end-user data and settings; management, servicing and reporting on the process; support for technology that helps ease the transition to Windows 7, including Windows XP Mode
, VMware ThinApp and Microsoft App-V.
It is available for Windows XP SP2 or SP3, Windows Vista and Windows 7, including the Windows XP mode
for 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems.
It will be available for Windows XP SP2 or SP3, Windows Vista and Windows 7 including Windows XP mode
on both x32 and x64 PCs through a download on the company s website - http://www.
Microsoft Security Essentials is compatible with Windows XP SP2 or SP3, Windows Vista and Windows 7 including Windows XP mode
on both x32 and x64 PCs.
Microsoft Corp delivered the release candidate of Windows XP Mode
, but at the same time downplayed the Windows 7 add-on, saying it was a last resort for customers who want to run old software in the new operating system.
Brandon LeBlanc, Windows Communications Manager at Microsoft, blogged about the availability of Windows XP Mode
Release Candidate and called it the "last mile" compatibility technology when Windows XP productivity application is not compatible with Windows 7.
Microsoft will include a feature that lets people run applications in a Windows XP mode
on Windows 7 to ensure that applications not designed for the forthcoming OS can run on it, a company executive has said.
Windows Virtual PC is used to run Windows XP Mode
applications directly from a Windows 7 desktop.
If your program still does not run and you're running Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate, you can run your old program in Windows XP mode
In addition, Windows XP Mode
no longer requires hardware virtualisation technology, which simplifies the experience by making virtualisation more accessible to many more PCs for small and midsize businesses.
Windows XP Mode
now works with the RC and release to manufacturing (RTM) versions of the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise SKUs.