How to Run XP Mode in Windows 7

Most of the users don’t switch to the Windows 7 due to inability to run some programs that only works in Windows XP like internet explorer 6. But Microsoft now gives an option in Windows 7 to run those programs from within Windows 7 using XP Mode feature.

You can run XP mode in Windows 7 as an application instead of remote desktop. XP mode application does NOT come built-in with Windows 7. You need to download an install it, its FREE!. But XP mode is only available for the following Windows 7 editions, you must have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate to run Windows XP Mode.

So lets see How to run XP mode in Windows 7

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Step-1

First you check your system is capable to run XP mode or not?.

Step-2

Download Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC installers according to your Windows 7 edition.

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Windows XP Mode | Windows Virtual PC

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Windows XP Mode | Windows Virtual PC

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit Windows XP Mode | Windows Virtual PC

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit Windows XP Mode | Windows Virtual PC

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Windows XP Mode | Windows Virtual PC

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Windows XP Mode | Windows Virtual PC

Step-3

First install Windows XP Mode and then Windows Virtual PC

Step-4

When finished installing both setups Click on Start Menu button > Windows Virtual PC > Windows XP Mode

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Enter password for the Windows XP Mode

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Click on Start Setup button

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This will take some time to setup all things

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and finally you can see Windows XP mode is running in Windows 7

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14 comments… add one
xp November 10, 2009, 12:00 pm

Windows XP mode is greate feature by microsoft

theCalm November 10, 2009, 12:56 pm

I have Windows 7 premium is there any way to rum xp mode in it?

Richei November 11, 2009, 1:22 am

Thanks for Windows xp mode install and setup guide

Silu November 11, 2009, 3:00 am

Downloading Windows XP mode 😛

pro November 11, 2009, 5:11 am

Is this like vmware?

trickYguY November 10, 2009, 8:07 pm

No, XP Mode works like an application

virus November 11, 2009, 6:03 am

Seting Up and Using XP Mode in Windows 7 is so easy with this guide, Thanks

asdfa November 11, 2009, 9:18 pm

Thanks!

Sween November 14, 2009, 9:07 pm

greate post

Mart November 14, 2009, 9:07 pm

Thanks

Henryt November 15, 2009, 8:41 am

wow wowo wow
lololol

Clas November 17, 2009, 6:53 am

thanks a lot

Hammad August 22, 2010, 4:36 pm

Is there any way to shift back to default windows 7?

trickYguY August 23, 2010, 11:50 pm

XP mode just run like an virtual OS in Windows 7 or you can say its run as an application and no effect on Windows 7.

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