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What will happen to XP mode? Will it live on in Windows 8?

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    What will happen to XP mode? Will it live on in Windows 8?


    What will happen to XP mode? Will it live on in Windows 8?

    I want to see if anyone has heard of Microsofts plan with XP mode found in Windows 7. I do not use it however it would be nice to know what will happen to it. Thanks.

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    Even if XP mode isn't going to be supported by M$, we will still be able to use it as a regular VM
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    M$ already more or less discontinued support for it for the most part...except on there website
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    To be honest I don't really use any windows XP programs any more, so it won't really be a big issue for me if it's not included. Windows 8 master race!
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    It should be an optional add on instead of standard as the majority of users don't use it.

    Virtual drive programs are developing quickly so this shouldn't be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    It should be an optional add on instead of standard as the majority of users don't use it.
    I think they will probably actually start excluding it from Home and Starter editions, and probably just include it in Professional and Ultimate editions... That makes sense, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    It should be an optional add on instead of standard as the majority of users don't use it.
    I think they will probably actually start excluding it from Home and Starter editions, and probably just include it in Professional and Ultimate editions... That makes sense, right?
    Yeah, I guess, considering that's the way it is with Win7 and provided MS decides to release Win8 with all those flavors.

    Nice to you around these parts, Avalon.
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    Microsoft have been tight liped on what it is to include in the different version of Win 8, they might keep to woo the people who are still using XP, which there are a lot. But we won't know until Microsoft release the beta vesion of win 8.
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