What is Windows Virtual PC?
Windows Virtual PC (RC) is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology that allows you to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from a Windows 7-based PC. For more information about Windows Virtual PC, please visit the Windows Virtual PC website. Windows Virtual PC supports the following Host and Guest Operating systems
Note: Virtual application feature not supported on Windows Vista Business Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows 7 Professional SKU's Note: Upgrade from Windows Virtual PC Beta to Windows Virtual PC RC is not supported. Uninstall Windows Virtual PC Beta and Windows XP Mode Beta, before installing this RC release. Click here for more information.
What are the System Requirements?
How can I install Windows Virtual PC RC if I have already installed Windows Virtual PC BETA?
Windows Virtual PC installation: • Uninstall Windows Virtual PC Beta and Windows XP Mode Beta (if applicable) before you install the RC release. Click here for more information. • To uninstall Windows Virtual PC, start Windows 7 Control Panel and navigate to ‘Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features’. Choose “View Installed Updates” from the sidebar and uninstall ‘Windows Virtual PC (KB958559)’. Reboot your system to complete un-installation. • Based on the architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) of your computer, download the appropriate update package (Windows6.1-KB958559-x86.msu or Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu). • Double click on the update package (Windows6.1-KB958559-x86.msu or Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu) and follow the instructions. Reboot your system to complete installation.
Windows XP Mode RC
What is Windows XP Mode?
Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy to install and run many of your Windows XP productivity applications directly from a Windows 7-based PC. It utilizes virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC to provide a Virtual Windows XP environment for Windows 7. Windows XP Mode provides a 32-bit Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (SP3) environment pre-loaded on a virtual hard disk. Client virtualization software, like Windows Virtual PC is a pre-requisite to use Windows XP Mode. Note: Upgrade from Windows XP Mode Beta to Windows XP Mode RC is not supported. Uninstall Windows XP Mode Beta and Windows Virtual PC Beta (if applicable) before installing this RC release. Click here for more information.
Note: You can use Windows Virtual PC to run Windows XP Mode on your computer. Windows Virtual PC requires processor capable of hardware virtualization, with AMD-V™ or Intel® VT turned on in the BIOS.
How can I install Windows XP Mode RC if I have already installed Windows XP Mode BETA?
Windows XP Mode RC installation:
Note: We recommend that you save a copy of the Windows XP Mode installer for future, to restore the Windows XP Mode environment. For example, you could burn the installer to DVD or save it to a backup media. If the files installed by Windows XP Mode gets corrupted or deleted, you will get an error while trying to start Windows XP Mode. You can then try reinstalling the Windows XP Mode using the installer that you have saved.