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does windows7 come with something like virtualpc built in?

Does windows7 have xp virutalization built in or do I need virtualPC?

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marked as duplicate by fretje, BinaryMisfit, splattne Aug 15 '09 at 7:51

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This is a duplicate. – Daniel A. White Aug 14 '09 at 16:49
Duplicate:… – Scott Dorman Aug 14 '09 at 19:20

You need to download the XP Mode RC.

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how is that different that me downloading virtualPC and installing winxp? is it different in some way? – user3183 Aug 14 '09 at 17:10
XP Mode doesn't require a licensed version of XP that you would need to install XP in VirtualPC. VirtualPC might give you better support since it is closed to a true install of XP. It depends on your application needs and if you have/can afford a separate copy of XP. – danivovich Aug 14 '09 at 19:39

You need to download it, and it's only available for Professional and Ultimate editions.

From the Windows 7 website:

With Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, you’ll be able to run many productivity and business programs designed for Windows XP. Some additional software will be necessary and it will be available free-of-charge as a download from Microsoft.

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