Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Apr 2009 22:13 UTC
Windows When the news got out that Windows 7 would get a "Classic"-like virtual environment for running Windows XP applications that would otherwise not run on Windows 7, we hoped it would mark the beginning of Microsoft moving backwards compatibility into a VM. This would then allow them to cut major cruft out of the operating system. However, with more and more information trickling out about Windows XP Mode, it becomes more and more clear this new feature has little to do with cutting backwards compatibility (as I already said when we covered this subject during our latest podcast). Update: Paul Thurrot states you can install other operating systems into Windows XP Mode's virtual machine as well. This is a great selling point for us enthusiasts.
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Internet Explorer 6?
by sachindaluja on Fri 1st May 2009 03:49 UTC
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2007-02-15

"This means you cannot execute Internet Explorer 6 while running maintenance tasks within the virtual machine, like installing updates from Windows Update."

I wouldn't want to run Internet Explorer 6 regardless ;-)

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