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#942325 - 02/28/14 05:46 AM Virtual PC
petert Offline
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Will Virtual PC work with Windows 7?

And is there a compatibility function in Windows 7
as there is with XP?

petert

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#942331 - 02/28/14 05:59 AM Re: Virtual PC [Re: petert]
mj2c Offline
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Yes though I think it has to be Win7 Pro or above. If by compatability you mean Hardware Assisted Virtualisation then that depends on you BIOS rather than the OS you are using as the host.

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#942350 - 02/28/14 08:26 AM Re: Virtual PC [Re: petert]
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Virtual PC 2007 SP1 will work on Windows 7 64bit.
You use a different installer if you have 32bit.
If you get a confusing box while installing, this is what it's about
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/a...e-editions.aspx

XP Mode seems to only be available for the Pro version of Windows 7.
But you can install any older Windows in Virtual PC as long as you have the CD's.

Metzo has a howto for installing Virtual PC 2007 ***here***

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#942367 - 02/28/14 10:28 AM Re: Virtual PC [Re: petert]
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Or if by compatibility mode, you mean the ability to right click on a game and select a compatibility mode to run a game in, then yes it does. You right click on a game executable, select Troubleshoot Compatibility and follow the prompts. It's helped me play quite a few older games on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.

As Jenny and mj2c say, XP Mode (which involves downloading and installing XP using virtualization software such as Windows Virtual PC) is only available in Windows 7 Pro. However, it does not support 3D and is not suitable for gaming. It is intended to run legacy software in business environments. XP Mode in Windows 7 Pro will also no longer be supported by Microsoft after April 7th.
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#942368 - 02/28/14 10:31 AM Re: Virtual PC [Re: Draclvr]
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I have Windows 7 64-bit and am running Virtual PC with Windows 98 - it works very well. wave

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#942420 - 02/28/14 04:21 PM Re: Virtual PC [Re: Draclvr]
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
However, it does not support 3D and is not suitable for gaming. It is intended to run legacy software in business environments. XP Mode in Windows 7 Pro will also no longer be supported by Microsoft after April 7th.

While it doesn't support 3D Acceleration, it does support the DirectX API - so games that don't require it (like The Black Mirror) will play just fine.

For those that do require 3D Acceleration you can use VMware Player and Windows XP.

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#942425 - 02/28/14 05:00 PM Re: Virtual PC [Re: petert]
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That's good to know!
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#942652 - 03/01/14 05:11 PM Re: Virtual PC [Re: petert]
petert Offline
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I now have food for thought.
Thanks to all. When I pick up my shiny new machine next week, I will get to seeing if I can make Virtual PC to work.

petert

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