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Where is Windows XP Mode in Windows 8?

  1. #1

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    Windows 7

    Where is Windows XP Mode in Windows 8?

    I saw a MS video in which the Windows chief said that "what we have done, we took all good things from Windows 7 and put them in Windows 8". So there should be Windows Xp mode too in Windows 8. Is that there in Windows 8? Or does Windows 8 run all software which Windows 7+XP Mode runs? Also would it be possible to dual boot Windows 7 with Windows 8? Kindly inform.

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  2. #2

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello icet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    XP Mode is part of Windows Virtual PC, and is only available for Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise installations. Windows Virtual PC will not work in Windows 8 though.

    If you have a XP license, then you could use a program like VMware Player or Virtualbox to create a XP virtual machine with in Windows 8. Windows 8 has a new Hyper-V feature that you may also me able to create a XP virtual machine with, but I haven't tested it with this one yet..

    Yes, you sure can dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    Hope this helps,
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Where is Windows XP Mode in Windows 8?

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