Download XP Mode RC for Windows 7 and Virtual PC RC

The release candidate flavor of Windows 7’s XP Mode was released by Microsoft on 5th August 2009.along with the beta variant of Windows Virtual PC.It works with both Windows 7 RTM,RC.
The RC iteration includes a copy of Windows XPService Pack 3, 450 MB in size, along with a Windows Virtual PC file of 5 MB. The XP Mode enables Windows 7 users to run Windows XP applications on Windows 7, and has been designed mainly for small/mid-size business users.
This will keep the users at comfort who wish to use two OS and are fed up of using shutdown-restart-shutdown cycle for migrating the work from 1 version of OS to other (7 to XP in this case)
It ease the migration process to Windows 7 by providing additional compatibility for their older productivity applications. Users can run and launch Windows XP applications in Windows XP Mode directly from a Windows 7 desktop.

New Features in RC version:

  • 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 Windows XP Mode RC and Windows Virtual PC RC using following link:

Download Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode

NOTE: Windows XP Mode RC requires RC or RTM version of Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise. It also requires additional 1 GB of RAM, 15 GB of available disk space, and processor capable of hardware virtualization with AMD-V or Intel VT turned on in the BIOS.

Some part of the post contains contan extract from the post by AskVG


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