Windows Virtual PC is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology. You can use it to run more than one operating system at the same time on one computer, and to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from a computer running Windows 7.
For more information about Windows Virtual PC, please visit the Windows Virtual PC website.
The Setup and Install instructions document describes how to install and setup Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode. You should familiarize yourself with all of the information especially if you are upgrading from the Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode Beta or Release Candidate builds.
The Release notes provide important information you should know prior to installing and using Windows Virtual PC, including known issues. You should familiarize yourself with all of the information prior to installing the software.
Download details: Installation instructions and Release Notes for Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode
This document and files provides the guidance and scripts necessary to deploy Windows XP Mode in a corporate environment.
Download details: Deploying Windows XP Mode
This document highlights many of the capabilities of Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode and provides guidance on setting up a small Proof of Concept to test in a corporate environment.
Download details: Windows XP Mode IT Pro Overview
This chart gives a great overview of features between the last 3 version of Windows.
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Miss NTBackup? – the simple Microsoft backup utility you were used to with Windows XP?
Daniel Petri shows you how to install the Windows XP version of NTBackup on your Windows Vista installation.
Good job, Daniel!
Maximum Severity Rating
Impact of Vulnerability
Remote Code Execution
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update requires a restart.
Microsoft Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software section.
The folks at ReactOS indicate they’ve created a brand new operating system from the ground-up.
From the web site:
ReactOS® is a free, modern operating system based on the design of Windows® XP/2003. Written completely from scratch, it aims to follow the Windows® architecture designed by Microsoft from the hardware level right through to the application level. This is not a Linux based system, and shares none of the unix architecture.
The main goal of the ReactOS project is to provide an operating system which is binary compatible with Windows. This will allow your Windows applications and drivers to run as they would on your Windows system. Additionally, the look and feel of the Windows operating system is used, such that people accustomed to the familiar user interface of Windows® would find using ReactOS straightforward. The ultimate goal of ReactOS is to allow you to remove Windows® and install ReactOS without the end user noticing the change.
I suspect this OS won’t be around too long.
Today, Microsoft will begin automatic distribution of Windows XP SP3 to customers using the Automatic Updates mechanism.
Today’s the last day that Microsoft will sell Windows XP.
Personally, I haven’t used Windows XP for over 2 years in lieu of Windows Vista.
Here’s a picture to remember it by…