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does windows7 come with something like virtualpc built in?

I heard you can somehow run a (virtual) Windows xp from within Windows 7

Anyone knows how to do it?

Specifically I want to install a program as if it was installed in windows xp, but use it from windows 7... or maybe I misunderstood something about this feature

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

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

this is a dupicate. – Daniel A. White Aug 14 '09 at 20:52
couldn't find another... do you have a link? – juan Aug 14 '09 at 20:55… – fretje Aug 14 '09 at 22:07
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Windows XP Mode This does exactly what you want

You need a CPU with virtualization extensions

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If the CPU does not support virtualization, there's not way to do it? – juan Aug 14 '09 at 20:56
You also need to be running something higher than Home Premium in order to have access to Windows XP mode. And it'll be no use for 3d games. – ChrisInEdmonton Aug 14 '09 at 21:05
Juan, you could install VirtualBox or VMWare or some other such, and install Windows XP inside of that. – ChrisInEdmonton Aug 14 '09 at 21:06

My recommendation would be to install VirtualBox and install Windows XP on that. It's the best and most error-proof solution I know of.

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