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Windows XP mode was specially developed for upgrading to Windows 7. Windows XP mode gives you the flexibility to run many legacy productivity applications on a Windows 7-based PC. But will your PC support XP mode?
Supports my Windows 7 XP CPU mode & virtualization
SecurAble analyzes system processor to determine presence, absence and operating state of three modern processor functions :
- 64-bit control extensions,
- Hardware support for detecting and preventing code execution in program data areas, and
- Hardware support for system resource virtualization.
Download and run SecurAble. It is a portable application that requires no installation.
If section Hardware virtualization contains a YES, your CPU supports Windows 7 XP mode
Also note that you need at least one 32-bit / 64-bit processor at 1 GHz, 1.25 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), 15 GB disk space per Windows virtual environment (recommended) and Windows XP mode is only available in Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate editions.
Secure home page. Microsoft XP mode and virtual PC home page.
See also Microsoft’s Hardware Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool.