Windows Virtual PC & Windows XP Mode – Release Candidate Review

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Recently, Microsoft released an RC version of Windows Virtual PC and Virtual Windows XP, Now called Windows XP Mode. Windows XP Mode is a new free separate install feature for Windows 7 that gives you a full Windows XP environment running as a virtual machine on your Windows 7. This feature enables you to launch the applications you install on Windows XP Mode from your Windows 7 desktop. I covered the Beta version a few month ago when it was just released, so if you are not familiar with Windows Virtual PC and Windows...

Virtual Windows XP / Windows XP Mode

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Virtual Windows XP or Windows XP Mode is a new free separate install feature for Windows 7 that gives you a full Windows XP environment running as a virtual machine on your Windows 7. This feature enables you to launch the applications you install on Virtual Windows XP into your Windows 7 desktop. To get the thing working you need to download two installation files: 1. Windows Virtual PC (KB958559) – Avaliable in x86 (Windows6.1-KB958559-x86.msu) and x64 (Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu). This is the Windows Virtual PC Installer. 2. Virtual Windows XP – (VirtualWindowsXP.msi).  This is the Virtual Windows XP installer. All Downloads Are avaliable from...

Windows Virtual PC Beta and Virtual Windows XP Beta– Avaliable for Download!

Today, along with the release of Windows 7 Release Candidate, Microsoft released a new beta version of its virtualization product for end-users - Windows Virtual PC. Windows Virtual PC, version 6.1 (for now..), will replace Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (SP1), the current virtualization product for end-users. Among other things, Virtual Windows XP supports USB and Printers redirection, Folder Integration between host and guest, Seamless Applications and more. Download, features and support information of Windows Virtual PC and Virtual Windows XP, is avaliable at Microsoft Windows Virtual PC Download Page. To make the story short, here...

Take a Closer Look…

While writing a post about Windows Virtual PC and Virtual Windows XP (will be published later today), I noticed something weird at the Microsoft Windows Virtual PC page. If you take a closer look at the desktop you’ll see that the desktop icons and taskbar are not really Windows icons and taskbar…. (click the images for larger size):          I believe Microsoft could spend some more time on these graphics (especially when advertising a new technology) so they won’t look like “other” operating system… :-)

What’s New in Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) Video

Saturday, May 2, 2009

In a few days (5/5/09), Windows 7 Release Candidate will be publicly avaliable for download. In the mean time, Microsoft released an 11 minutes video describing Windows 7 RC features and improvements from the beta. The video talks about the new User Account Control (UAC) improvements, new Winkey shortcuts, Jumplists and application integration with Jumplists (like Live Messenger, Office products, Windows Media Player… ), Themes and…. a new virtualization technology - Virtual Windows XP Mode. Virtual Windows XP Mode is a new separate install feature (at the moment…) which gives you a full Windows XP environment running as a virtual machine on...
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