InformationWeek SMB: Microsoft Makes It Easier To Run XP Mode In Win7
With initial versions of Windows 7, the XP compatibility mode would only work with more advanced PCs. Now it no longer requires the virtualization capability.
“Microsoft has introduced a patch for Windows 7 that lets users run the operating system’s XP Mode without the specialized hardware previously required.
‘We’re announcing an update to Windows XP Mode today that will make it 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,’ wrote Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft’s in-house Windows blogger, in a post Thursday.”