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Postby Collector » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:55 am

It looks like XP Mode might be available to regular Win7, now. Could someone with Win7 Home/Home Premium see if it lets you download and install it?
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Re: XP Mode

Postby Tawmis » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:59 am

From what I see, this is the requirement: "Make sure you're running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate. "

So I don't think Home/Home Premium is supported, right?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... -windows-7
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Re: XP Mode

Postby Collector » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:08 pm

The first in that list just says Win7. I had heard that MS was now allowing it to be installed on lower versions now. I can't tell because of the automatic detection on the page and I have Pro.
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Re: XP Mode

Postby Rath Darkblade » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:26 am

Doesn't work for me (and I have Win7 Home Premium, 32-bit). When I try to download and run the Windows Genuine Check file from Microsoft (from here), it tells me that the file is not a genuine Win32 executable. WTF??? So I have a valid copy of Win7, but the Microsoft file won't work for me? *irritated* :x
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Re: XP Mode

Postby Collector » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:40 am

Must have been a bad download. Works fine for me.
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Re: XP Mode

Postby envisge0ne » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:26 am

Same here. Just tried it and it worked fine. I'm on Win7 Ultimate though, so I can't test if XP Mode works on the lower versions of Win7
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Re: XP Mode

Postby Collector » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:43 pm

Perhaps Rath's AV screwed up the DL.
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Re: XP Mode

Postby Tawmis » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:19 am

So I see two files to download... Which ones? Or both?

File name:

File size:

WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe


469.8 MB

WindowsXPMode_N_en-us.exe


449.0 MB
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Re: XP Mode

Postby Collector » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:37 am

Used to be just the first one. I don't know what the "N" file is. However, there is a second "Windows6.1-KB977206-x64.msu" (4.11 MB) required, too. I would suppose that it would be "Windows6.1-KB977206-x86.msu" for 32-bit systems. The KB file probably integrates the Virtual PC into the host system for the near seamless use of XP Mode apps.

Edit: this explains the difference http://en.community.dell.com/support-fo ... 24449.aspx Ignore the "WindowsXPMode_N_en-us.exe" as there may be some things that require media player.
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Re: XP Mode

Postby envisge0ne » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:13 am

Darn it. Collector beat me to it :P Yes, anytime you see a -N version, it doesn't include media player. Just like Windows 8.1, there is a -N version you can get. Personally I dunno why anyone would really want a -N version, but I suppose people have there reasons
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Re: XP Mode

Postby Collector » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:15 am

For EU antitrust reasons.
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Re: XP Mode

Postby envisge0ne » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:19 am

Aaaahhhh...makes sense
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Re: XP Mode

Postby Tawmis » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:02 am

Ok. So I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Goes through the install. Unpacks the files. Finishes the install.

And nothing.

No Windows Virtual XP thing.
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Re: XP Mode

Postby Tawmis » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:04 am

Dug further. In the Program Files\Windows XP Mode... No executable files in there. At all. Anywhere.
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Re: XP Mode

Postby Collector » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:23 am

Try the knowledge base update part of XP Mode

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... px?id=6906
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