Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 22:35 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows "We're announcing an update to Windows XP Mode today that will make it a more accessible to PCs in small and midsize businesses who want to migrate to Windows 7 Professional but have applications that still require Windows XP. Windows XP Mode will no longer require hardware virtualization technology to run. This change makes it extremely easy for businesses to use Windows XP Mode to address any application incompatibility roadblocks they might have in migrating to Windows 7."
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Nice
by tijuana on Fri 19th Mar 2010 01:21 UTC
tijuana
Member since:
2009-04-16

I was wondering when this would come up, since we've all been able to run XP in a VM without hardware virtualization and this "XP mode" targets users reluctant to migrate to windows 7 'cause of compatibility problems with their pcs bought in the XP era, where hardware virtualization practically didn't exist.

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Heheheh
by ritesh_nair on Fri 19th Mar 2010 07:13 UTC
ritesh_nair
Member since:
2007-03-22

Duhhh..

Wasnt that supposed to be the first criteria for doing that crappy 32 bit xp virtualization anyways! sheesh I was expecting them to give me an x64 based XP

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Huh?
by Bending Unit on Fri 19th Mar 2010 07:22 UTC in reply to "Heheheh "
Bending Unit Member since:
2005-07-06

Why would anyone want XP 64?

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RE: Huh?
by tijuana on Sat 20th Mar 2010 00:25 UTC in reply to "Huh?"
tijuana Member since:
2009-04-16

to be able to run 32 bit apps in compatibility mode inside a virtualized environment ;)

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Great
by jwwf on Sat 20th Mar 2010 15:40 UTC
jwwf
Member since:
2006-01-19

I guess now Dell will be able to go back to selling Intel chips with VT turned off. All is right again in the world.

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