Thursday, 7 January 2010

XP mode on Windows 7 Home Premium.

Those of you who started using Windows 7, have probably noticed that sometimes you cannot run some application which you could run in Windows XP or Vista. If you are lucky enough to have Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate, you can download such as called “XP mode” and run those applications in XP mode, this resolves all compatibility issues (you can download the XP mode here).

But those of you who have Windows 7 Home Premium are not eligible for XP mode, you just cannot install it on your PC as it is not supported by your version of Windows 7. But hey, do not be blue; there is a solution for you. The solution is called Virtual PC 2007, yes so simple. Although on the official Virtual PC 2007 web page you will see that it is not supported by Windows 7. Let me assure you, it works perfectly. I have been testing it for the last two months with lots of different applications, and I had no crashes at all. Of course if you have some very very important work and you want to use Windows 7 Home Premium with Virtual PC 2007, I would not recommend you to do this, but if you are a home user and you want to run some old game, feel free to use it.

You can download Virtual PC 2007 here.

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