Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 RC1

April 27, 2009

As Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans explores Windows 7, the first release candidate of Windows 7 has been dated to release to the public on May 5. The RC1 will be made available for members of Microsoft’s Developer Network and Technet on April 30.  The development comes soon after the RCI was leaked on certain torrent sites. As for the changes expected in the RC1 from the original beta, you might want to evaluate the change logs and other details disclosed at the Microsoft Windows 7 Blog.

From Onsite’s experience with Vista, a primary barrier to Microsoft business clients adopting Microsoft Windows Vista was the loss of application compatibility. To address this concern, Microsoft decided to offer Windows XP Mode in the upcoming Windows 7 OSVirtualization technology allows running one operating system on top of another existing operating system.

Microsoft posted on their blog that Windows 7 will have an exclusive Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC. Windows XP Mode is intended to assist small businesses in the move to Windows 7. Users will be able run old applications under the virtualized Windows XP environment support in Windows 7.
It should be noted that Windows XP Mode requires an Intel or AMD processor that supports client side virtualization, where the virtualization takes place on a PC and not on a server.  Microsoft promises to offer Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC as a free download for those who buy Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise versions of the operating system. This feature wasn’t included in previously released Windows 7 Beta version and it will be with the Windows 7 release candidate.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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