Since the very first day of using Windows 7, I am always enjoying exploring this new OS.
Not until I realized that I need to virtualize my machine so I can still work on a “nearly perfect Windows XP environment”. Yes, nearly perfect Windows XP environment while working within Windows 7. Confused? Well, let me explain further.
In Windows 7, you can still run programs by selecting the compatibility mode for a particular OS– let’s say, compatibility mode for Windows XP. But this doesn’t mean that you are working on Windows XP environment. You are still on Windows 7 environment- the only thing here is you are just running a program in Windows XP mode. For you to run Windows XP virtually within Windows 7, you will be required to install the Windows Virtual PC-RC and Windows XP Mode RC.
Windows Virtual PC provides the capability on running multiple Windows environments such as Windows XP Mode from the Windows 7 desktop. And this is what I am trying to explore! The only thing here is I can’t virtualize my hardware since my processor doesn’t support virtualization. My CPU is Intel Pentium Processor E2180 bought in PC Express 16 months ago. Hardware Virtualization was not a priority at that time for me- maybe I would consider this on the future rig (LOL).
If you are also using Intel E2180 and interested of Windows Virtual PC– all I can say is “better luck next time”!