I was testing out Windows Virtual PC that is used for “XP Mode” and decided to create some custom VMs for Windows 7 as a demo. I went into it knowing full well that many cool features of Windows 7 wouldn’t be demoable simply because 3D support in a VM environment isn’t support…or at least I thought. After installing the integration components for the Windows 7 and enabling “integration features,” I was pleasantly surprised to see Live Preview and Glass working amazing well!
No more 2nd-class experiences when it comes to virtual machines! In fact, the VM ran quite well with 1.5GB of RAM running full HD resolution. I haven’t tried any games, not that it is a scenario that is worth considering, but would be interesting nonetheless. I’m loving the new virtualization software more and more.
Download XP Mode for Windows 7 (x86 & x64)