Windows XP Mode Requirements

Question: I would like to know what are the Windows XP Mode requirements, I mean what software and hardware requires to install Windows XP Mode in Windows 7?

Since I already have Windows 7 Home Premium edition installed on my computer and I want to install Windows XP Mode.


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Feb 21, 2010
Windows XP Mode Requirements
by: Majid M. Z.

Answer: Windows XP Mode requires the following hardware and software requirements:

To install Windows XP Mode, you need to make sure your computer has the higher-end editions of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Unlimited. A computer that supports hardware virtualization, this means your PC has a CPU with either AMD-V or Intel-VT virtualization features.

Fortunately, both the AMD and Intel have tools to help you find out what your CPU is cable of.

Intel Processor Identification Utility - Opens in new window...

AMD Virtualization Compatibility Check Utility - Opens in new window...

You also need to make sure your hardware vistualization features switched on in your computer's basic input/output system (BIOS).

If your computer does not meet all of the hardware and software requirements, the Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode feature would not work correctly, even though you might be able to download and install the Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode.

If you have verified that your PC supports hardware virtualization, and if you're running Windows 7 Home Premium edition, you might consider using Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade your Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate.

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