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How to Work with Windows XP Mode

How to Work with Windows XP Mode
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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

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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.
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I also mapped the virtual com port to one of the serial ports. The program kind of worked but it looked like most of the communications were getting dropped.

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