Windows 7 XP Mode no longer requires Virtualization hardware extensions

by Rafael Hernandez on March 22, 2010 · 0 comments

Microsoft’s Windows 7 added a whole host of new technologies which are designed to modernize the Windows operating system lineup which also included some Virtualization technology that would help older XP based software run smoothly on the new OS. Unfortunately at launch their “XP Mode” required hardware virtualization support in order to run.

No longer.

A blog post on the company’s Windows Blog notes that Windows XP Mode no longer requires a processor with hardware Virtualization extensions meaning a whole host of budget processors will be able to run the mode. Of course the hardware support will undoubtedly make the XP Mode run much quicker but it’s a nice move none-the-less.

Source: The Windows Blog

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