The new RC version of the XP mode now works on Windows 7 RC and RTM, specifically Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise.
Windows 7 team has made it clear that the release of Windows XP Mode RC is only suggested to use when your program does not run under the compatitlity mode in Windows 7. Hence they call the Windows XP Mode
“last mile” compatibility technology for those cases when a Windows XP productivity application isn’t compatible with Windows 7
Few things need to keep in mind when using Windows XP Mode, its basically virtually a new OS and new PC. Just like any other PCs they need anti-malware and anti-virus software’s to keep them in a safe environment.
Here is some of the highlights of the new features:
- You can now attach USB devices to Windows XP Mode applications directly from the Windows 7 task-bar. This means your USB devices, such as printers and flash drives, are available to applications running in Windows XP Mode, without the need to go into full screen mode.
- You can now access Windows XP Mode applications with a “jump-list”. Right click on the Windows XP Mode applications from the Windows 7 task bar to select and open most recently used files.
- You now have the flexibility of customizing where Windows XP Mode differencing disk files are stored.
- You can now disable drive sharing between Windows XP Mode and Windows 7 if you do not need that feature.
- The initial setup now includes a new user tutorial about how to use Windows XP Mode.
You can download the Windows XP Mode RC now, but before you download few things need to be clarified.
- the XP Mode is designated for small Corp
- its basically a virtual OS, so you need to download the Windows Virtual PC RC as well
- check if your CPU is meet the stander and set to the proper BIOS configuration
Lastly, we will covering how to install the XP Mode in our next post, keep turned