How to Work with Windows XP Mode

I will start with where to find Windows XP Mode, continue with how to use it's interface and finish with how to run an Windows XP application directly from Windows 7. Also, I'll be showing how to work with USB devices in Windows XP Mode.

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Windows 7 XP mode Upgrade
I now have a dual boot system with W7 Home Premium 64 Bit on one drive and my old XP 32Bit on another drive.

I am thinking of upgrading to W7 Professional so I can have the XP mode ability in W7.

This is what it says on the Microsoft site:

[h=2]Installing and using Windows XP Mode[/h]To use Windows XP Mode, you need to download and install Windows XP Mode, which is a fully licensed version of Windows XP with Service Pack 3.You also need to download and install Windows Virtual PC, which is the program that runs virtual operating systems on your computer.
When you install a program in Windows XP Mode, the program becomes available for use in both Windows XP Mode and Windows 7.

1--Is the licensed version of Windows XP Mode I download have anything to do with my already licensed version of XP on my other drive ?
In other words, will I have TWO XP licenses.My own and the new one I download?

2--Do I have to purchase the XP Mode Version or is it included with my upgrade purchase price to Windows 7 Professional?

3--My scanner works in Windows 7 but some features, like the film scanner attachment only work under XP.
Will I be able to install the XP scanner software in XP mode without it conflicting with the scanner operation when I use it in Windows 7?

4--How much hard drive space will be used installing XP mode ?

5--Will doing any of this drive me to the brink of insanity ?


Virtual PC - Windows XP Mode
Windows 7 virtual PC? Well, it's actually running the Windows XP mode in Windows 7! Using Windows Virtual PC, you can run many older Windows XP applications within Windows XP Mode and launch them from the Windows 7 desktop with just a single click.


What is safe mode?
Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words Safe Mode appear in the corners of your monitor to identify which Windows mode you're using.


Windows 7 Compatibility Mode to Run Old Programs
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Windows XP Mode - Prerequisites & Installation Guide
Windows XP Mode or XPM is a very useful feature which allows Windows 7 users to run a pre-configured virtual machine with a licensed copy of Windows XP Service Pack 3. This allows users to run old applications in Windows XP mode directly from Windows 7 therefore eliminating the need to have both operating systems installed. This feature helps eliminate many issues, especially in corporate networks which use a lot of old software. In this article I will show the following: when is Windows XP Mode useful, which are the prerequisites for installing it, how to install it and how to configure its installation.


Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7
Using Windows XP Mode, you can run programs that were designed for Windows XP on computers running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions that also meet certain hardware requirements.
Windows XP Mode was primarily designed to help businesses move from Windows XP to Windows 7. It isn't optimized for graphic-intensive programs such as 3D games, nor is it well suited for programs with hardware requirements such as TV tuners.


LIBusb, USB ports doesn't work. Safe mode also no work
After I install LIBusb I could work futher. But after I put him off en reboot an hour later my wired mouse en keyboard didn't work anymore.
When I restart in safe mode both still doesnt work.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64b
Computer: HP Pavilion p6250


Problem can't boot into eithre normal Windows mode or safe mode
I have a Sony VGN-FW139E with window vista. When my computer tried to boot into Windows, it just hangs on window vista loading screen.
If I selected Safe mode or Safe mode with Networking, I got this message.

Loaded: \windows\system32\drivers\crdisk.sys
Please wait…

Then it did not get any further.


How to Install Windows 7 Windows XP Mode?
After download the Windows 7 Windows XP Mode package, you need to install the file. This feature is only available for Windows 7 professional, enterprise and ultimate edition.


Using Windows XP Mode
This video shows you how to use Windows XP Mode to run programs made for Windows XP in certain editions of Windows 7


Create XP virtual mode shortcut on Windows 7 desktop
This should be simple, I have Googled it several ways to no avail.

I want to create a shortcut on my W7 desktop that will open the XP virtual mode. Now I have to
1) start menu > 2) all programs> 3 Win virtual mode> 4) Windows XP mode. 4 mouse clicks plus scrolling to the end of all programs.

Lots of wasted time, there has got to be a simple (K.I.S.S) way to place a shortcut on the W7 desktop.

I found: Windows XP Mode base.vhd. Is the the file I need the shortcut to? Is it the "exe"


XP Mode: What programs do work in Windows 7
I've read many links included in this forum & online in general, but still lack clarity on why XP Mode would be needed for use in Win 7 Pro.

If you're using 32-bit software made this decade, what programs do not work in Win 7 Pro that work in Win XP Pro?


Windows 7 fonts & their availability in XP virtual?
W7 & XP virtual are working fine. My reason for using XP virtual is a graphics program I've used for yrs.

Noticed when I'm in that program in XP virtual mode some fonts don't render, (they are OK in W7 mode but not XP mode) I get are sm boxes in XP mode. What did MS do to the font function?"A TTfont by another name is still a TTfont."

If I add the special fonts I used previously w/XP, will they work in XP mode? There are about 145 in W7 fonts folder now and I don't want to mess things up.


Start your computer in safe mode
Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Startup programs don't run in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed. Safe mode is useful for troubleshooting problems with programs and drivers that might not start correctly or that might prevent Windows from starting correctly. If a problem doesn't reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes. If a recently installed program, device, or driver prevents Windows from running correctly, you can start your computer in safe mode and then remove the program that's causing the problem.


Troubleshooting problems while in safe mode
Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer with only basic services and functionality. If an existing problem doesn't reappear when you start Windows in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes.


Safe Mode in Windows 7
Learn about: How to use Safe Mode for removing software, running antivirus and antimalware scans, or rolling back, disabling and uninstalling drivers in Windows 7.


Dirty shutdown and restart after entering sleep mode
I'm somewhat tech savvy, and my laptop has me absolutely stumped. I'll cut to the chase:

I get a dirty shutdown and restart (prompting Windows' safe mode option) any time the system attempts to enter sleep mode--whether by the Start menu or by pressing the power button (which I've set to enter sleep mode).

I've asked Windows to produce a dump file in the event of a BSOD, but none have been created. I've gone through all driver updates I can think of, HP siteupdates, reinstalled the OS twice, etc.

I had some luck re-enabling the Windows 7 logon screen, which had previously been disabled. Worked for a few days, and I'm back where I started.


What is Safe Mode
In this article we're going to talk about Safe Mode in Windows 7. First, we’ll discuss what safe mode is and why you might need to use it. Then we will go over methods of getting in and out of it.


Add "Safe Mode" to Windows Boot Manager Screen
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