Check Out The New Virtualization Technology By Microsoft 

Windows Virtual PC (VPC or WVP) Beta is the latest virtualization technology by Microsoft that facilitates users to run multiple virtual systems like Windows XP Mode or XPM in a virtual machine from the desktop of Windows 7. You can run applications on the virtual environment with just one click directly from host system desktop. 

Key features of WVP 

  • Allows you to launch various applications installed on the XPM virtual machine from the desktop of Windows 7 OS, as though you have installed them on Windows 7 itself.
  • Offers a simplified, easy-to-use user interface that is integrated with Windows Explorer in Window 7.
  • Allows sharing of drives, clipboards, printer between the virtual machine and Windows 7.
  • Allows you to access USB devices such as Scanners, Printers, Flash sticks, memory sticks, digital cameras, external hard drives, etc. which are connected to the host system directly from the virtual machines.

XPM, also known as Virtual Windows XP or VXP is a basically a virtual machine that is installed with X86 (32-bit) XP Professional SP3 preloaded on virtual hard disk. This is why various XP productivity applications can directly be installed and run from Windows 7 system. It does so by utilizing virtualization technology i.e. WVP which provides a virtual XP environment on Windows 7. 

The set up installers for WVP and XPM can be downloaded from Microsoft Download Center. The WVP Beta version 6.1.7084.0 (32-bit and 64-bit) download is available in all Win 7 languages including Arabic, English, Simplified Chinese (China), French, Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Japanese, German, Spanish and Korean. 

The download for XPM beta Version 1.1.7112.1 is available for 32-bit (x86) XPM as well as 64-bit (x64) XPM in the above mentioned Windows 7 languages. 

You need to note that WVP and XPM require a CPU having AMD-V feature or Intel Virtualization Technology. This feature needs to be enabled in BIOS settings. You may use SecurAble to verify whether your CPU supports hardware-assisted virtualization. 

You can install WVP on various editions of Windows 7 such as Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise as Host PC. The supported guest OS include XP Professional SP3, Vista Enterprise SP1, Vista Ultimate SP1, Win 7 Professional, Win 7 Enterprise and Win 7 Ultimate. 

Download  Windows XP Mode 32-bit (x86) Beta 

Version: 1.1.7112.1 

English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese (PRC)
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
French

German
Japanese

Korean
Spanish

Download  Windows XP Mode 32-bit (x86) Beta

Version: 1.1.7112.1

English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese (PRC)
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
French

German
Japanese
Korean

Spanish

NO COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY