Can I load a free version of XP mode if I only have Windows 7 home premium?

by on May 19, 2011

Q: Can I load a free version of XP mode if I only have Windows 7 home premium? It looks as though this can be downloaded from the US site but not the UK one.


2 Responses to “Can I load a free version of XP mode if I only have Windows 7 home premium?”
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    You have to have Windows 7 Premium 32 or 64 bit or higher. Still depending on the specs of your computer it may not work.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

    This is the link to the Microsoft site for XP mode.
    I have it installed on a 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate Machine and have not had any problems with it. Runs great.

    If you have any more questions please let me know.

     
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    XP Mode will not work for Home Premium even if you download the software. If you try to install the software you’ll get an error.

    If you happen to have a Windows XP CD around (or pick one up for a few bucks somewhere) you can still setup a virtual instance of Windows XP using VMware player.

    This site has some instructions to walk you through that if you’re interested: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11060/create-an-xp-mode-for-windows7-home-versions-and-vista/