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Windows 7 XP Compatiblity Box Ready To Throw Down

If you're running Windows 7 RC like me and find that some things no longer work, like I have, you might want to download the release candidate of Windows XP Mode. XP Mode is essentially XP running in a virtual machine, so apps and peripherals that don't talk nice to Windows 7 can talk nice to the XP VM.

The cool thing is that XP apps are on the Windows 7 taskbar, so the integration seems pretty tight. My only incompatibility so far is with my LaserJet 1000 printer, though I'm not sure if loading XP Mode is worth it just for that one issue. I may just give it a try anyway and report back.

Have you tried XP Mode? If so, is the integration clean or clunky? Answers welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/07/2009 at 1:17 PM


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